Gardeners of all experience levels are encouraged to come to the Hunter Park GardenHouse for a full menu of garden workshop options. Join our industry experts and meet the neighbors at any one of the following workshops in the coming months. For more information about the GardenHouse, or to register for a workshop, please contact Anji Reynolds at (517) 999-3910 or firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a $5-$10 suggested donation for each workshop.
View the Urban Gardener Certification Program Application & Agreement 2013. Or register online here. This program, intended for beginner-intermediate gardeners, features 9 sessions of instruction in basic yard & greenhouse gardening skills appropriate for high density, small lot neighborhoods such as those on Lansing’s Eastside and the raised beds in the GardenHouse. Participants will have hands-on instruction as we plant and care for a garden together over the length of the program. The course utilizes a lab and lecture style program. Registrants attend Saturday workshops with special guest lecturers, and additional Tuesday labs with hands-on practice with GardenHouse staff.
Urban Gardener Certification Course Schedule 2013
- Tuesday, March 5, 5:30-7:00pm: Intro to Urban Gardener and Planning Your Garden Year with Rita O’Brien & Anji Reynolds, Hunter Park GardenHouse.
- Saturday, March 16, 12:30-2:00pm: Seed Starting and Transplanting with Denae Friedheim, MSU Student Organic Farm.
- Tuesday, March 19th, 5:30-6:30pm: LAB: Seed Starting with Rita O’Brien & Anji Reynolds, Hunter Park GardenHouse.
- Saturday, April 6, 12:30-2:00pm: Soil Care in Home and Community Gardens with Brian Allnut, MSU Student Organic Farm.
- Saturday, April 20, 12:30-2:00pm: Compost 101 with Sarah Fillius, Lansing Urban Farm Project.
- Tuesday, April 23, 5:30-6:30pm: LAB: Creating beds, Direct Seeding & Transplanting with Rita O’Brien & Anji Reynolds, Hunter Park GardenHouse.
- Saturday, May 11, 12:30-2:00pm: Organic Pest and Disease Control with Dan Fillius, MSU Student Organic Farm.
- Tuesday, May 14, 5:30-6:30pm: LAB: Pests, Tools, and Trellises with Rita O’Brien & Anji Reynolds, Hunter Park GardenHouse.
- Tuesday, May 28, 5:30-6:30pm: LAB: Routine Maintenance and Harvesting with Rita O’Brien & Anji Reynolds, Hunter Park GardenHouse.
We offer 3 registration options:
1. Urban Gardener- registrants pay $100 for 9 workshop/lab sessions and course packet and do not complete any volunteer hours.
2. Urban Gardener with 20 hours*- registrants pay $75 for 9 workshop/lab sessions and course packet and commit to completing 20 volunteer hours at the Hunter Park GardenHouse over the course of 1 year. Registrants must complete an ANC volunteer application, Background Check waiver, and orientation. If the 20 volunteer hours are not completed over the course of 1 year (May 31, 2014), you will be charged $1.25 per hour that is incomplete.
3. Urban Gardener with 40 hours*- registrants pay $50 for 9 workshop/lab sessions and course packet and commit to completing 40 volunteer hours at the Hunter Park GardenHouse over the course of 1 year. Registrants must complete an ANC volunteer application, Background Check waiver, and orientation. If the 40 volunteer hours are not completed over the course of 1 year (May 31, 2014), you will be charged $1.25 per hour that is incomplete.
*Recommended options for this course.
Hunter Park GardenHouse Volunteer Shift Schedule: We have volunteer shifts available during Hunter Park GardenHouse open hours. During volunteer orientation, you select a shift (we ask for a minimum of 2-hours per week) that works with your schedule. September-May: Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:30pm, and Saturday, 10am-12pm. June-August: Monday-Friday, 10am-12pm & 5:30-7:30pm, and Saturday, 9am-12pm.
Payment: Full Payment (as selected in registration type) is due no later than the first session (Tuesday, March 5) via check. Checks made payable to: Allen Neighborhood Center (Urban Gardener in the memo line). Drop off at or mail to: 1619 E. Kalamazoo Street Lansing, MI 48912
What Past Urban Gardeners Are Saying About the Program “The volunteer hours are the perfect opportunity for hands-on, putting in practice and seeing first-hand what you learned in class.” “Excellent! Enjoyed and learned very much!” “I liked the fact that we started from the beginning, with starts; planted veggies over several classes and followed the spring planting schedule.” “Love that the course is started along with the seasons so you could apply what you learned in class at home.” “I’ve integrated so much of what I learned into my garden planning. I used my space much more effectively and improved my composting…I have used a lot!”
Let’s Garden! Workshop Calendar
Visit www.letsgardenlansing.org to view the most recently updated calendar and find out about gardening activities being offered all over the city.