Growing food in your back yard is a wonderful way to add fresh organic produce to your diet, get great exercise, relieve stress and spend time outdoors! City Green’s Back Yard Gardener program encourages residents to grow healthy food in their back yards, whether they have a full green lot, a tiny plot or only a stoop or fire escape for a few containers.
City Green’s Backyard Gardener Workshops are held to help local residents develop the skills needed to begin gardening in their own backyards or expand on their existing gardening skills. Learn vegetable and flower gardening, container gardening, how to make your plants thrive, organic gardening techniques, natural pest management and more! At the finish of the course City Green provides gardeners with some starter plants and/or seeds to add to your home garden. Beginners and experienced gardeners are welcome! At the end of the second class you will receive the start up materials.
All classes are currently held in the City Green Learning Garden at Eastside Park, but soon we will add classes at the City Green Schultheis Farm as well! Check back soon for our spring and summer workshop schedule.