Uppotting Demonstration

uppotting demo

Do you know when your potted plants need to be repotted into a larger pot with new soil? Do you know how to choose a pot? Do you know what type of soil to use? Learn the answers to this and other mysteries. Suggested donation $5.00 at the door.

Please note: There are limited seats available. Because this is a free demo you will be able to sign up for one seat per person below.

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Wreath Making Workshop

Registration Required. Learn to build and decorate a beautiful holiday wreath from scratch!  We supply a 12 inch reusable metal frame, various greens and decorations like pine cones and ornaments, and will have a supply of dried and high quality artificial flowers to select from. Everyone will make their own wreath to take home or give as a gift!

PLEASE NOTE: Cancellations within 72 hours of the start of class are nonrefundable or transferable. Workshop refunds and transfers requested earlier than 72 hours before the class start time will be charged a $5.00 processing fee.

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Oysters Shucking Workshop

Registration Required. Paul Appleby from Seafresh Oysters comes to the Greensgrow Community Kitchen to teach you how to shuck oysters! We’ll cover topics like oyster varieties, growing methods, taste differences, the history of aquaculture as well as issues of climate change and sustainability surrounding oyster farming.

Everyone will get to taste some of these cold briny bivalves as we get tips on best practices for shucking at home. You’ll get an oyster knife to take home and keep practicing! November is a great time to eat fresh oysters. As water temperatures cool down and spawning is through, and our local oysters are more plump and flavorful.

Paul distributes oysters to some of our region’s best restaurants and frequently gives lectures and trains restaurant staff on the subject. He is an FDA licensed shellfish vendor and has been “shucking & jiving” about oysters for over 20 years!

PLEASE NOTE: Cancellations within 72 hours of the start of class are nonrefundable or transferable. Workshop refunds and transfers requested earlier than 72 hours before the class start time will be charged a $5.00 processing fee.

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There are 2 ticket types depending on the kind of oyster knife you would like to take home with you.
$40 ticket: Includes a Winco oyster/clam knife.
$49 ticket: Includes a Victorinox oyster knife with non-slip handle. The blade and handle will make the job a little easier, this knife is made to last.

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Fall Vegetable Gardening Workshop

Registration Required. Farm your city – get back into the garden this fall! Enjoy fresh food from your garden longer with less worries from heat stress, pests and plant diseases. Join Greensgrow staff expert, Ari to learn how to grow a variety of hardy greens and root veggies into the colder months.

Ari will focus on planning a healthy fall vegetable garden and techniques for extending the season. We’ll talk about which veggies to grow, key dates, soil-warming techniques, how to use hoops and row covers, and best practices to help you set up your fall & winter veggies for success. Ari asks all participants to come with a basic layout of their garden and notes on the light it gets so we can tailor these season extension tips to your space.

In addition to demos and instruction, everyone will go home with information on frost and seeding dates, and how planting and harvest timing is affected by cold weather. Don’t miss your chance to turn every season into a growing season!

Ari Rosenberg is a passionate activist working to create a more just society through community action and organizing. She has been growing food for 15 years in both rural and urban environments. She loves teaching a variety of food & gardening workshops, and works behind the scenes keeping Greensgrow going as our Finance & Ops manager. When not growing, cooking, or preserving food, you can find her biking or running around the city. Yes, at Greensgrow, even our Finance & Ops manager is a farmer.

Can’t wait that long? Annie is teaching the same workshop at our Greeensgrow Farms location, September 22nd! Link here.

PLEASE NOTE: Cancellations within 72 hours of the start of class are nonrefundable or transferable. Workshop refunds and transfers requested earlier than 72 hours before the class start time will be charged a $5.00 processing fee.

Photo courtesy: https://www.farmersfriendllc.com/collections/frost-protection-covers

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DIY Bug Balm Workshop

Registration Required. Learn how to make your own non-toxic bug repellent with Nyambi Royster from Nyambi Naturals! This nourishing and aroma-therapeutic bug balm is just in time for outdoor gatherings and late summer nights. It’s a protective moisturizer that helps repel mosquitoes and flies while soothing your skin with natural ingredients; raw shea butter, local beeswax, homegrown herbs and botanical flowers. Everybody will make their own bug balm to take home along with the recipe!  

A holistic style skincare brand, Nyambi Naturals has gained notoriety being compared to industry leaders such as Kiehl’s, L’Occitane and LUSH cosmetics. Recently, the brand has been added to the PHL Assembled exhibit at the Perelman Museum and a 2018 debut at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

PLEASE NOTE: Cancellations within 72 hours of the start of class are nonrefundable or transferable. Workshop refunds and transfers requested earlier than 72 hours before the class start time will be charged a $5.00 processing fee.

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Container Gardening @ Greensgrow West

Registration Required. Spring has sprung and now is the time to plant your annual containers to enjoy for the entire summer. Our container specialist Lee will show you step-by-step, how to design a container with herbs and annual flowers. We’ll talk soil, light, position, care and maintenance for your particular container and conditions. Get the right plants in the right place!

You’ll get hands-on planting your own container while you learn our filler, spiller and thriller method. Terracotta bowl (12-14”), annual plants and soil are included. Bring gloves if you have them.

This workshop is at Greensgrow West!

PLEASE NOTE: Cancellations within 72 hours of the start of class are nonrefundable or transferable. Workshop refunds and transfers requested earlier than 72 hours before the class start time will be charged a $5.00 processing fee.

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Container Gardening @ Greensgrow Farms

Sold out! You can take the same class at Greensgrow West on May 11, sign up here.

Spring has sprung and now is the time to plant your annual containers to enjoy for the entire summer. Our container specialist will show you step-by-step, how to design a container with herbs and annual flowers. We’ll talk soil, light, position, care and maintenance for your particular container and conditions. Get the right plants in the right place!

You’ll get hands-on planting your own container while you learn our filler, spiller and thriller method. Terracotta bowl (12-14”), annual plants and soil are included. Bring gloves if you have them.

This workshop is at Greensgrow Farms we are offering the same class with a different instructor at Greensgrow West on May 11, information here.

PLEASE NOTE: Cancellations within 72 hours of the start of class are nonrefundable or transferable. Workshop refunds and transfers requested earlier than 72 hours before the class start time will be charged a $5.00 processing fee.

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