We are excited to offer our 2018 series of GardenHouse Workshops!
We have gathered a range of area gardening experts to share their knowledge on a diverse array of gardening related topics. From beekeeping, to seedstarting, mushroom cultivation, container gardening, flower arranging, and more, we have the workshop for you! Support the Hunter Park GardenHouse and learn new skills with your neighbors. See below for workshops, dates, times, and registration links:
Introduction to Beekeeping January 20th, 2018 12:00 – 2:00 pm
This workshop will teach the basics of backyard beekeeping, equipment needed, and safety. Workshop facilitated by MSU apiculture and pollination specialist professor, Walter Pett. Register at hpgh-intro-beekeeping.eventbrite.com
Seedstarting & Transplanting February 10, 2018 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Learn helpful tips and tricks to grow successful vegetable plants from seed as well as how to transplant your young seedlings. Workshop facilitated by Denae Friedheim of MSU Student Organic Farm. Workshop required for Urban Gardener Certification.
Register at hpgh-seedstarting.eventbrite.com
Planning Your Garden Year March 3, 2018 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Plan the layout, crops, and planting schedule for your home garden. Discuss best mapping strategies as well as timelining for getting things in the ground. Workshop facilitated by Kate Heflick, MSU’s Student Organic Farm Garden House Manager. Workshop required for Urban Gardener Certification.
Register at hpghplangardenyear.eventbrite.com
Soil Care March 17, 2018 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Learn how to create healthy soil for your backyard or garden space. Workshop facilitated by Brian Allnutt of Detroit Farm and Garden. Workshop required for Urban Gardener Certification.
Register at hpgh-soil.eventbrite.com
Vermicompost March 31, 2018 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Learn about vermicomposting and how to start your own outdoor worm composting bin at home. Workshop facilitated by Brooke Comer, graduate research assistant at MSU’s Department of Horticulture and Donny Comer, Program and Education Coordinator at the Greater Lansing Food Bank. Workshop required for Urban Gardener Certification.
Register at hpgh-getwormy.eventbrite.com
Gardening 101 April 14, 2018 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Are you new to gardening? Learn the basics and skills to become a successful gardener. This is the place where it is okay to be embarrassed and have a lot of questions! Workshop facilitated by Hunter Park GardenHouse Manager, Egypt Krohn.
Register at hpgh-gardening101.eventbrite.com
Mushroom Cultivation April 28, 2018 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Learn the basic skills required to grow your own edible mushrooms. Go home with a started kit! Workshop facilitated by neighborhood expert, Robbie Kraemer.
Register at hpgh-growmushrooms.eventbrite.com
Apartment Gardening May 26, 2018 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Join us in learning how to garden in small spaces–be it a front yard, balcony, or even your kitchen counter! We will discuss which herbs and other plants flourish in these environments, as well as space optimization strategies from creative containers to vertical gardening. Workshop facilitated by ANC’s Gardening Educator, Karalyn Grimes.
Register at hpgh-aptgardening.eventbrite.com
Plant Therapy June 16, 2018 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Come to a session dedicated to the therapeutic benefits of plants. Discussion will include which plants to incorporate into your home and garden to ease various ills. Workshop facilitated by Lacey Ingrao of the Michigan Horticulture Therapy Association.
Register at hpgh-plattherapy.eventbrite.com
Intermediate Beekeeping June 23, 2018 10:00 am -12:00 pm
This will be a hands-on intensive working a live bee hive and will cover: hive handling, hive inspections, testing for varroa mites, and discussing management and treatment options. Participants must be properly clothed with loose fitting jeans (no holes), closed toed shoes, a long sleeve cotton shirt (no holes) , and gloves.
Register at hpghinterbeekeeping.eventbrite.com
Flower Arranging July 21, 2018 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Learn how to create gorgeous hand-cut bouquets and plant the gardens that grow them. This year the workshop will include building your bouquet by cutting directly from the Hunter Park GardenHouse flower beds! Workshop facilitated by neighborhood expert Barb Laxton. Register at hpgh-flowers.eventbrite.com
All workshops are located at the Hunter Park GardenHouse unless otherwise noted. For further information about each workshop and a printable of the full 2018 workshop schedule, go here! For more information about our Urban Gardener Certification and to register for that program, go here!
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. We ask that neighbors pay $12 to attend a workshop. If this is not possible for you, we still want you to attend our workshops! Please click here to fill out a registration waiver.