Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

Gardening Workshops for Spring 2017

Posted on April 17, 2017

Gardening Workshops for Spring 2017

Please check back often for new workshop listings: https://phsonline.org/programs/garden-tenders/

How to Start a Sustainable Community Garden Series

Learn what it takes to start a community garden and keep it functioning. Open to groups, individuals, educators, and anyone interested in gardening with others. Participants will work to design community gardens meant to last, solving challenges of real estate issues, finding a site, getting permission, recruiting and keeping volunteers, designing the garden, forming partnerships, and assessing and finding resources in your neighborhood. And a tour of community gardens.

Location: Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Town Hall, 100 N. 20th Street unless otherwise indicated.

April 19 Building for Sustainability 6-8:30 pm
360 Exercise for finding resources, people, and support.

April 22 Tour of Community Gardens 9:30 am-1 pm
Bus picks up from PHS 100 N 20th St at 9:30 and from APM Office 6th & Diamond at 10 am.

April 26 Real Estate Issues; Site Design 6-8:30 pm
Who owns a lot?; How to Obtain Permission to Garden a Neighborhood Vacant Lot;
Site Analysis for a Garden; the Design Process; Steps for Planning a Vegetable Garden

May 3 Rules & Guidelines for the Garden 6-8:30 pm
What rules do you need to establish for a community project, and how will they help keep it all together?

May 10 Organizing Volunteers; Design Presentations 6-8:30
Groups will also have the opportunity to present the design for their community gardens, and learn what others are planning.

For more info, contact Sally McCabe at 215-988-8846 or gardentenders@pennhort.org
Fee $25 https://phsonline.org/programs/garden-tenders/
Hands-On Gardening Series April 22, 29, May 17, 24 & 31

Sat, April 22 Tour of Community Gardens 9:30 am-1 pm
Bus picks up from PHS 100 N 20th St at 9:30 and from APM Office 6th & Diamond at 10 am.

Sat, April 29 Raised Beds and Intensive Gardening 10 am-1 pm
Hall of Dreams Garden, 2200 Block of Germantown Avenue, 19122

Wed, May 17 Perennials & garden design 6-8 pm
2017 Olde Kensington Neighborhood Association 1237 N. Lawrence Street 19122

Wed, May 24 Container Gardening 6-8 pm
Rainbow de Colores Garden, 2300 Block of 5th Street 19122

Wed, May 31 Composting & Summer Gardening 6-8 pm
Marshall Street Garden – 1937 N. Marshall Street

For more info, contact Sally McCabe at 215-988-8846 or gardentenders@pennhort.org
Fee $25 https://phsonline.org/programs/garden-tenders/
Gardening for Beginners

Mon, May 1 PHS Town Hall, 100 N 20th St 6-8 PM
The Gardening for Beginners workshop will teach you just enough to be able to converse intelligently at cocktail parties, but not enough to grow flowers or food for the entire neighborhood. You will, however, walk away knowing the difference between annuals & perennials, woodies & tenders, and bulbs & roots, and have a basic understanding of soil and water needs and what it takes to make plants survive in a Philadelphia garden. Get invited to FreeCycle Events, and take home seeds appropriate to the season.

Suggested Donation $10 No registration required. Bring a friend!


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