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In effort to offer exceptional gardening workshops to our community, we try to price the workshops to cover our costs of hosting them, while keeping the registration affordable for our neighbors. This application is for a workshop registration waiver which is intended for neighbors who cannot afford the $12 registration for our GardenHouse workshops. Please click here.


Intro to Beekeeping
Saturday, January 14, 12:30-2:00pm, at the Hunter Park GardenHouse, $12 registration. This workshop will teach the basics of backyard beekeeping, equipment needed, and safety. Workshop led by MSU apiculture and pollination specialist professor, Walter Pett.   To RSVP click the following link at Eventbrite. For more info, contact Leah Kate McKenney at gardeningeducator@allenneighborhoodcenter.org or 517-999-3913. 

Seed Starting and Transplanting
Saturday, February 4, 12:30-2:00pm, at the Hunter Park GardenHouse, $12 registration.Learn helpful tips and tricks to grow successful vegtable plants from seed. Workshop led by Denae Friedheim of MSU Student Organic Farm.To RSVP click the following link at Eventbrite. For more info, contact Leah Kate McKenney at gardeningeducator@allenneighborhoodcenter.org or 517-999-3913.

Planning Your Garden Year                                                              
Saturday, February 11, 12:30-2:00pm, at the Hunter Park GardenHouse, $12 registration.Plan the layout, crops, and planting schedule for your home garden. Workshop led by Rita O’Brien of Hunter Park GardenHouse. To RSVP click the following link at Eventbrite. For more info, contact Leah Kate McKenney at gardeningeducator@allenneighborhoodcenter.org or 517-999-3913.

Plant Therapy
Saturday, March 4, 12:30-2:00pm, at the Hunter Park GardenHouse, $12 registration.Did you know plants can be used as a form of therapy? Learn more about which plants to use and incorporating them into your home garden.  Workshop led by Lacey Ingrao of the Michigan Horticulture Therapy Association.   To RSVP click the following link at Eventbrite. For more info, contact Leah Kate McKenney at gardeningeducator@allenneighborhoodcenter.org or 517-999-3913.

Soil Care
Saturday, March 18, 12:30-2:00pm, at the Hunter Park GardenHouse, $12 registration.Create healthy soil for your backyard space or community garden. Workshop led by Brian Allnutt of Detroit Farm and Garden. To RSVP click the following link at Eventbrite. For more info, contact Leah Kate McKenney at gardeningeducator@allenneighborhoodcenter.org or 517-999-3913.

Vermicomposting
Saturday, April 1, 12:30-2:00pm, at the Hunter Park GardenHouse, $12 registration. Learn about vermicomposting and how to start your own outdoor worm composting bin at home. Workshop led by MSU graduate research assistant, Brooke Comer and MSU horticulture student, Mary Haven.   To RSVP click the following link at Eventbrite. For more info, contact Leah Kate McKenney at gardeningeducator@allenneighborhoodcenter.org or 517-999-3913.

Gardening 101
Saturday, April 15, 12:30-2:00pm, at the Hunter Park GardenHouse, $12 registration.Are you new to gardening? Learn the basics and skills to become a successful gardener. Workshop led by mom and daughter pair, Cindi McKenney and Leah Kate McKenney of Hunter Park GardenHouse. To RSVP click the following link at Eventbrite. For more info, contact Leah Kate McKenney at gardeningeducator@allenneighborhoodcenter.org or 517-999-3913.

Container Gardening
Saturday, April 29, 12:30-2:00pm, at Hunter Park GardenHouse, $12 registration. Container gardening has become a popular form of flower, veggie and herb gardening and is ideal for people with little outdoors space or living in an urban setting. Workshop led by Leah Kate McKenney of Hunter Park GardenHouse. To RSVP click the following link at Eventbrite. For more info, contact Leah Kate McKenney at gardeningeducator@allenneighborhoodcenter.org or 517-999-3913.

Plants and Their Pollinators
Saturday, May 13, 12:30-2:00pm, at Hunter Park GardenHouse, $12 registration. Need more productivity out of your garden? Learn more about which plants attract pollinators. Workshop led by former MSU perennial garden manager, Renata Reibitz. To RSVP click the following link at Eventbrite. For more info, contact Leah Kate McKenney at gardeningeducator@allenneighborhoodcenter.org or 517-999-3913.

Designing Garden Beds
Saturday, May 27, 12:30-2:00pm, at Hunter Park GardenHouse, $12 registration. Learn how to design beautiful garden beds at home. Workshop led by recent MSU horticulture graduate, Ryan Betzer.   To RSVP click the following link Eventbrite. For more info, contact Leah Kate McKenney at gardeningeducator@allenneighborhoodcenter.org or 517-999-3913.

Organic Pest Management
Saturday, June 10, 12:30-2:00pm, at Hunter Park GardenHouse, $12 registration. Learn how to identify, prevent, and treat vegetable plant damage by common pests. Workshop led by Adam Ingrao of MSU Vegetable Entomology Lab.   To RSVP click the following link at Eventbrite. For more info, contact Leah Kate McKenney at gardeningeducator@allenneighborhoodcenter.org or 517-999-3913.

Flower Arranging
Saturday, July 8, 12:30-2:00pm, at Hunter Park GardenHouse, $12 registration. Learn how to create a beautiful, cut-flower garden, and which flower varieties work best for bouquets. Make and take home your own bouquet. Workshop led by MSU perennial garden manager, Bethany Troy. To RSVP click the following link at Eventbrite. For more info, contact Leah Kate McKenney at gardeningeducator@allenneighborhoodcenter.org or 517-999-3913.