2016 GardenHouse Workshops

Stay tuned for our 2017 scheduled events!


 

Intro to Beekeeping
Saturday, January 23rd, 12:30-2:00pm, at the Hunter Park GardenHouse, $5-10 suggested donation                 This workshop will teach the basics of backyard beekeeping, equipment needed, and safety.  Workshop led by beekeepers Matt Wojack and Jeremy Sprague.  To RSVP contact Alex Bissell at gardeningeducator@allenneighborhoodcenter.org or (517) 999-3913

Planning Your Garden Year
Saturday, February 6th, 12:30-2:00pm, at the Hunter Park GardenHouse, $5-10 suggested donation                 Plan the layout, crops, and planting schedule for your home garden. Workshop led by Linda Anderson of the Lansing Urban Farming Project.  To RSVP contact Alex Bissell at gardeningeducator@allenneighborhoodcenter.org or (517) 999-3913

Raising Backyard Chickens                                                                                                                     Saturday, February 13th, 12:30-2:00pm, at the Hunter Park GardenHouse, $5-10 suggested donation         Learn the basics of raising chickens in your backyard including housing, care and maintenance, and producing eggs for you and your family.  Workshop led by neighborhood chicken expert, Corie Jason.             To RSVP contact Alex Bissell at gardeningeducator@allenneighborhoodcenter.org or (517) 999-3913

Seed Starting and Transplanting
Saturday, March 12th, 12:30-2:00pm, at the Hunter Park GardenHouse, $5-10 suggested donation               Tips and tricks to grow successful vegetable plants from seed. Workshop led by Denae Friedheim of MSU Student Organic Farm.  To RSVP contact Alex Bissell at               gardeningeducator@allenneighborhoodcenter.org or (517) 999-3913

Soil Care in Home and Community Gardens
Saturday, March 26th, 12:30-2:00pm, at the Hunter Park GardenHouse, $5-10 suggested donation             Create healthy, living soil for your backyard or community garden space. Workshop led by Brian and Allnutt of Detroit Farm and Garden.  To RSVP contact Alex Bissell at           gardeningeducator@allenneighborhoodcenter.org or (517) 999-3913

Composting 101
Saturday, April 9th, 12:30-2:00pm, at the Hunter Park GardenHouse, $5-10 suggested donation           Everything you need to know to get started with outdoor and indoor composting. Workshop led by Nic Houle of the Ingham County Land Bank Garden Program.  To RSVP contact Alex Bissell at gardeningeducator@allenneighborhoodcenter.org or (517) 999-3913

Organic Pest Management
Saturday, April 30th, 12:30-2:00pm, at the Hunter Park GardenHouse, $5-10 suggested donation                 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 contact Alex Bissell at gardeningeducator@allenneighborhoodcenter.org or (517) 999-3913

Container Gardening
Saturday, May 14th, 12:30-2:00pm, at the Hunter Park GardenHouse, $5-10 suggested donation. Expand your knowledge on growing potted herbs and vegetables in your yard, on rooftops, or even in windowsills.  Workshop led by Alex Bissell of Hunter Park GardenHouse.  To RSVP contact Alex Bissell at gardeningeducator@allenneighborhoodcenter.org or (517) 999-3913

Small Fruit Production
Saturday, June 18th, 12:30-2:00pm, at the Hunter Park GardenHouse, $5-10 suggested donation               Learn all about growing small fruits (raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, etc.) in your home garden.  Workshop led by Diane Brown of MSU Horticulture Dept.  To RSVP contact Alex Bissell at gardeningeducator@allenneighborhoodcenter.org or (517) 999-3913

Flower Arranging
Saturday, July 16th, 12:30-2:00pm, at the Hunter Park GardenHouse, $5-10 suggested donation. Learn the art of flower arranging, and what flower varieties to grow for bouquets. Workshop led by neighborhood flower guru, Barb Laxton.  To RSVP contact Alex Bissell at gardeningeducator@allenneighborhoodcenter.org or (517) 999-3913

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