Growing Organic Workshop Series

PHS' Community Gardens Program presents the Growing Organic Workshop series. All workshop fees are a suggested donation of $10 per person unless otherwise noted.

Below you can find the full list of upcoming 2019 Workshops:

Download the 2019 Workshops full descriptions here.

 



Summer Solstice Salves: DIY Body Balm and Bug Repellent

Saturday, June 8, 2019 
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Urban Farm & Education Center at the Lightfield, 101 E. Erie Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Learn to create your own light and protective magical moisturizer that can double to help repel mosquitoes and flies while soothing your skin with homegrown herbs and botanical flowers.

To register, please click here.


Composting Miniseries: Community Small-Scale Composting

Saturday, June 29, 2019 
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Roots Garden @ Fischer Park, 571 W. Spencer St, Philadelphia, PA

Learn what, where and how to compost, and how to build a compost bin.

To register, please click here.


Save the Veggies: Food Preservation 101

Saturday, July 13, 2019
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location:
Strawberry Mansion Green Resource Center @ EPRA, 3200 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA

A no muss no fuss presentation on food preservation you can use after an afternoon of harvesting without missing dinner.

To register, please click here.


Black Men Trellising

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Location:
Smart Garden, 824 N. 40th St, Philadelphia, PA

Learn how to build a trellis from easy to find materials and best practices for supporting your plants.

To register, please click here.


Flower Power: DIY Herbal Bath Bombs

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location
: Urban Farm & Education Center at the Lightfield, 101 E. Erie Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Join Nyambi Royster of The Artisan of Nyambi Naturals for this hands-on workshop and create relaxing, detoxifying, immune boosting and skin soothing bath bombs.

To register, please click here.


Composting Miniseries - Wonder Worms: Vermicompost

Saturday, September 7, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
PHS Town Hall, 100 N. 20th St 1st Floor, Philadelphia, PA

In this brief introduction to worm composting, Olade Olayinka will demonstrate the basic procedure and provide all the necessary information needed to get you and your superhero worms started.

To register, please click here.


Seeding Keeping: Storytelling, Liberation and How to Save Seeds

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location:
Sankofa Community Farm @ Bartram's Garden, 56th St & Bartram Dr, Philadelphia, PA

Owen Taylor and Chris Bolden-Newsome of True Love Seeds and Sankofa Community Farm present an engaging workshop on how keeping seeds connect us to our past and to our collective future.

To register, please click here.