Announcing our new monthly Edible Gardens workshops

4/16/2010

Join Green City Market’s Edible Gardens project manager, Jeanne Pinsof Nolan, as she takes you step-by-step through the growing season with our monthly series of hands-on gardening workshops.  All workshops will take place one Saturday per month at The Edible Gardens, our 5000 sq. ft organic vegetable garden, located in Lincoln Park Zoo’s Farm-in-the-Zoo from April through November.  We’ll explore topics including soil preparation, direct seeding and transplanting, staking and pruning, seed saving, composting and growing food locally in Chicago.  You’ll also have the opportunity to tour the Gardens and participate in some real time, hands-on gardening!  These workshops are by RSVP only and information on how to RSVP will be sent out once a month in the Green City Market newsletter.  Each workshop will be about 45 minutes long and we ask that you dress to garden; water-proof shoes and gardening gloves are encouraged!  We’re excited to cultivate a new crop of urban gardeners for the upcoming 2010 growing season!


Schedule

April 17: 10:00-10:45am

Spring Start: Soil Preparation and Planting Cool Weather Crops

May 22: 9:30-10:15am
Summer’s Arrival: Transplanting Warm Weather Crops
 
June 19: 9:30-10:15am
Necessary Nourishment: Feeding Your Plants for Healthy Growth and Production
 
July 17: 9:30-10:15am
Expand Your Growing Season: Planting Fall Crops
 
August 28: 9:30-10:15am

Keeping A Tidy Garden: Staking, Pruning and Harvesting

September 18: 9:30-10:15am
Growing Locally: Tips for Gardening in Chicago
 
October 9: 9:30-10:15am
Seed Saving 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Saving For Next Season
 
November 6: 9:30-10:15am
Time To Hit the Hay: Putting Your Garden to Bed for the Winter

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