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Wintering With City Green: Sharing our Skills at Gardening Workshops

Our Community Horticulture team is busy planning several adult gardening workshops for the 2023 season! Adult educational workshops are some of our favorite events here at City Green: they invite more members of our community to visit and explore the Farm Eco-Center while providing gardening lessons from skilled professionals. Adult workshops are geared towards all skill levels working in all different spaces, from small garden plots to extensive backyard homesteads. Adult education workshops also provide members of City Green’s Dig In! community garden network with opportunities to enhance their skills and ensure their gardens are thriving. You can look forward to a variety of workshops this season ranging in topics from garden planning, pest management, pruning practices, and more!


This year we’re hosting the 2023 City Green Home Gardeners Conference at the Farm Eco-Center on May 20th! Join us for a full day of sustainable gardening and homesteading workshops, appropriate for all garden types and skill levels. Workshops will cover topics including beekeeping, plant identification, soil health, container gardening, mushroom growing, native plants, and more. Save the date & stay tuned for more info on how to join us!


Additionally, City Green is excited to offer several additional workshops provided by City Green staff and partner’s from local gardening organizations this spring. Workshops planned include:


Pruning Workshop with Ryan Hirsch of Well Rooted Gardening

Saturday March 11th, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

City Green Farm Eco–Center


Join us in the gardens at the Farm Eco-Center for a pruning workshop with Ryan Hirsch of Well Rooted Gardening. This workshop will provide the foundations of successful hand pruning, recommendations of best tools for use, and technical demonstration to show you how to approach pruning at your own home garden.


Register to attend here!


Growing Flowers for Pollination & Pest Management in the Vegetable Garden

Thursday March 16th, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Glenwild Garden Center, Bloomingdale


Join our Farm Manager Emily J at Glenwild Garden Center to learn about the insects in your vegetable garden – the good, the bad, and the beautiful. Topics covered include common pests, the importance of pollinators in vegetable production, and the how-to of designing a floral habitat that enhances biodiversity.

Register to attend here!



Planning Your Garden with City Green

Thursday March 23rd, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Virtual (Zoom)


Join City Green farmers, Henry Anderson and Joe Lynch, for a virtual workshop on garden planning and soil preparation for the community or home gardener. Henry and Joe will go over simple techniques for planning out your garden season and ways you can prepare soil now for your best gardening season yet!


Register to attend here!


Vegetable Gardening 101

Wednesday April 5th, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Virtual (Zoom)


Are you new to gardening and hoping to get your hands in the soil this season? Join Liz Kleisner, City Green’s Director of Community Horticulture for a virtual Garden 101 workshop. Liz will provide introductory information on healthy garden soil, garden seasonality, watering, maintenance and more to get you started out on the growing season. All are welcome - bring your questions!


Register to attend here!


If you have any questions for our Community Horticulture team about our upcoming adult workshops, leave a comment down below and we’ll be happy to get back to you!


City Green is a 501(c)3 urban farming and gardening organization based in Clifton, New Jersey working to foster connections between communities, agriculture, and the environment. For more information about City Green, visit www.citygreenonline.org.



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