To any backyard/community gardeners, urban agriculture enthusiasts, or “newbies” interested in starting your own garden:

You know the foundation of a good garden is cultivating a diverse and excellent seed bank. Germinating seeds can be a unique and rewarding experience. Ever set up a seed nursery before? How do you get access to heirloom seeds and other specialty seeds? Connect with other gardeners to trade info, advice, resources and yes, SEEDS!

Every year the Kilborn Park Organic Greenhouse supports local gardeners in kicking off the growing season by hosting an enormous Organic Plants (Seedlings) Sale in early May. Well, now they are extending that support and knowledge by offering this 2-day workshop for gardeners interested in sharing, germinating, and care-taking seeds in the planning for this Spring’s new garden crops.
The event kicks off at 9am with a free Seed SWAP at the greenhouse, followed at 10am by an educational workshop (requiring a small materials fee) in preparing your own seed nursery.

Explore Urban Agriculture:

With A Seed Starting Workshop

Saturday, January 22, 2011
10:00am-12:00pm

Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse
3501 N. Kilbourn
RSVP: Kirsten Akre 773-685-3351

Craving unique vegetables? Want those old fashioned French marigolds? Like the delicate herb chervil? Want to show your children the wonders of plants? Sometimes, to get the plants you want–when you want them–you just have to grow them yourself.

Master Gardener and organic advocate Nancy Benjamin will show you the basics of seed starting. Discover seed sources, trays, growing mediums, lights as well as germination tips and times for a whole variety of vegetables and flowers.

This 2-day workshop will be lead by Nancy Benjamin, Master Gardener.
Saturday, January 22 & February 12.
CASH ONLY. Cost: $10
More info about the Kilbourn Park activities is on their calendar.

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