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:

 

Maximizing Your Tomato Harvest

  • Thursday, March 14, 2019 7-9 PM
  • Growing great tomatoes consistently is rewarding yet challenging. Adrian Galbraith-Paul, farm manager at Heritage farm, will cover tomato seed starting, bed prep, trellising, fertility, and general troubleshooting to help growers maximize their success with tomatoes.
  • Location: PHS Town Hall, 100 N. 20th St 1st Floor, Philadelphia, PA

To register, please click here.


Composting Miniseries: Composting Principles

  • Saturday, April 13, 2019 10 AM - 12 PM
  • Join us and Scott Blunt of Henry Got Compost for Part 1 of our Composting Mini-Series and visit a large scale on farm compost project.
  • Location: Henry Got Compost, 7095 Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

To register, please click here.


Sustainable Rain Harvesting Systems for Crop Irrigation

  • Saturday, May 11, 2019 10 AM - 12 PM
  • Micaiah Hall of Free Haven Farms presents how to sustainably gather, store, and use rain water to irrigate crops.
  • Location: Free Haven Educational Farms, 105 Williams St, Lawnside, NJ

To register, please click here.


Summer Solstice Salves: DIY Body Balm and Bug Repellent

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

To register, please click here.


Composting Miniseries: Community Small-Scale Composting

  • Saturday, June 29, 2019 10 AM - 12 PM
  • Learn what, where and how to compost, and how to build a compost bin.
  • Location: Roots Garden @ Fischer Park, 571 W. Spencer St, Philadelphia, PA

To register, please click here.


Save the Veggies: Food Preservation 101

  • Saturday, July 13, 2019 11 AM - 1 PM
  • A no muss no fuss presentation on food preservation you can use after an afternoon of harvesting without missing dinner.
  • Location: Strawberry Mansion Green Resource Center @ EPRA, 3200 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA

To register, please click here.


Black Men Trellising

  • Wednesday, July 24, 2019
  • Learn how to build a trellis from easy to find materials and best practices for supporting your plants.
  • Location: Smart Garden, 824 N. 40th St, Philadelphia, PA

To register, please click here.


Flower Power: DIY Herbal Bath Bombs

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

To register, please click here.


Composting Miniseries - Wonder Worms: Vermicompost

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

To register, please click here.

 


Seeding Keeping: Storytelling, Liberation and How to Save Seeds

  • Wednesday, September 11, 2019 6-8 PM
  • Owen Taylor and Chris Bolden-Newsome of True Love Seeds and Sankofa Community Farm present an engaging workshop on how keeping seeds connects us to our past and to our collective future.
  • Location: Sankofa Community Farm @ Bartram's Garden, 56th St & Bartram Dr, Philadelphia, PA

To register, please click here.