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Seed Starting Demo with Greensgrow’s Farmer Katelyn

March 5, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Registration Required. Do you want to grow varieties that you can never find in 6 packs? Grow them yourself with our help! Greensgrow’s Farmer Katelyn will demonstrate how to start a tray of seeds and discuss what to choose for your location, planning and planting times, what kind of soil to use and why, soil temperature and watering for success. She will show you how to identify leaf sets and true leaves, when to transplant and how to harden off your starts. We’ll touch on nutrients, feeding, compost and vermiculture. Everyone will get a handout of our planting calendar with recommended seed varieties for our region. There will be an hour of instruction and Katelyn will stay after for Q & A with any interested parties.

We’ll have seeds and seed starting supplies for sale in the greenhouse to get you started. If you would like to take a more in depth, hands-on workshop, check out the workshop on March 12. It can get hot in the greenhouse even in March, please bring a hat, sunscreen, and water.

Katelyn is the Lead Farmer at Greensgrow, heading into her second season as our farmer. She studied Environmental Science at Dickinson College, where she also got her start in sustainable farming at the college’s Organic farm. After a few seasons of farm apprenticeships, she decided to take the plunge and move into Philadelphia to navigate the world of urban farming. With six seasons of sustainable agriculture experience, she’s ready to share her knowledge of starting plants from seed (and keeping your veggie plants alive).

This event is full. You can sign up for the next Seed Starting Workshop on March 12, here.



March 5, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Greensgrow Farms
2501 E. Cumberland Street
Philadelphia, PA 19125 United States
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215.427.2780 x5