Group Workshops


Greensgrow offers educational programs for people ages 5 and older. Groups are encouraged to schedule programming at least one month in advance. For groups with students under 18 we require adult supervision on site at a ratio of one adult for every 10 students. We require all participants to wear closed-toe shoes and bring proper water, sunscreen, and other needs to care for themselves. We have a composting toilet onsite that participants can use. We also require release forms for all participants, regardless of age.

Farm based programming

Greensgrow offers hands-on opportunities for students to participate in our farming operations. Tasks vary seasonally and may include seeding, up potting, weeding, managing compost, pruning, and harvesting based on the farm’s needs. Farm programs are a minimum of 2 hours and can last up to 6 hours with a break for lunch. Participants should expect to get dirty. Every farm project will include an informational lesson relevant to the work being done that day. We can accommodate groups of 6-15 people for farm based programming.

Propagation

Greensgrow offers hands-on opportunities for students to learn about and participate in propagation. Specific tasks vary seasonally and may include working with houseplants or herbs. Propagation programs are a minimum of 2 hours and can last up to 6 hours with a break for lunch. Participants should expect to get dirty. Every propagation project will include an informational lesson relevant to the work being done that day. We can accommodate groups of 6-15 people for propagation.

Stormwater management

Greensgrow offers lessons and demos on stormwater management. Participants will learn about our composting toilet system, green roofs, and rain barrel management. Participants will also learn about rain gardens and the importance of native plants in stormwater management. This program is less hands-on though will involve touring on-site stormwater management demonstrations. We can accommodate groups of 15-25 people for stormwater management.

Pollinators

Greensgrow offers lessons on pollinators and creating habitat for pollinators. Participants will learn about the various pollinators that swing through Philadelphia each year and what plants they are attracted to. They will also learn about current threats to pollinators and what we can do to help protect them. This program is less hands-on – though there is an option for participants to leave with a plant that will attract pollinators to their garden. We can accommodate groups of 15-25 people for pollinators.

Herbal Medicine

Greensgrow offers lessons on how to make salve (all ages), lip balm (all ages), and tinctures (21+ only). Participants will learn about the medicinal properties of different herbs and participate in making herbal products that they can take home. We can accommodate groups of 15-25 people for herbal medicine workshops.

Tours

Greensgrow also offers an informational tour led by a staff member. Tours are offered every Wednesday from 12:00-12:30 pm and 12:30-1:00 pm. Participants will see our stormwater management demonstrations, meet Ping, Milkshake and the chickens, explore our high tunnels and compost production, and visit the behind the scenes plant rehab area in our greenhouse. We can accommodate groups of 15-30 people for a tour.

 

Pricing structure:

Farm based programming

Lesson-only: $7/person/hour – minimum of 6 people for 2 hours
Lesson + Tour: $7/person/hour for farming + $5/person for tour

Propagation

Lesson-only: $7/person/hour – minimum of 6 people for 2 hours
Including something for participants to take home: $10/person/hour
Lesson + Tour: $7/person/hour for propagation + $5/person for tour
Lesson, Take Home + Tour: $10/person/hour + $5/person for tour

Stormwater Management

Lesson-only: $10/person – minimum of 15 people
Including something for participants to take home: $20/person
Lesson + Tour: $10/person for lesson + $5/person for tour
Lesson, Take Home + Tour: $20/person + $5/person for tour

Pollinators

Lesson-only: $10/person – minimum of 15 people
Including something for participants to take home: $20/person
Lesson + Tour: $10/person for lesson + $5/person for tour
Lesson, Take Home + Tour: $20/person + $5/person for tour

Herbal Medicine

Lesson-only: $20/person for lip balm and salve
Including something for participants to take home: $30/person for tincture
Lesson + Tour: $20/person for lip balm and salve
Lesson, Take Home + Tour: $30/person for tincture + $5/person for tour

Tour only

$10/person