Workshops

Throughout the year, we offer educational workshops through our Learn to Grow Program on a variety of topics - from beekeeping and urban chicken care to organic gardening and cooking! Whether you are a beginning gardener just getting started, a seasoned grower looking to learn some new organic techniques, or practically a professional looking for something new to grow, Wasatch Community Gardens has a class for you.

    

In 2013, Wasatch Community Gardens offered over 60 classes focused on organic gardening and sustainable living. 

We try to offer educational opportunities for gardeners of all levels. Try using one of the links above to find a workshop on a certain topic, or follow this link to find a list of all workshops that are open for registration. Please check back to find more learning opportunities. If you have suggestions of workshops you would like to take or teach, please email Mike Lynch.

Click here to see a more complete list of our workshops.

Upcoming Workshops:

Your Year-Round Garden
Saturday, April 26th - 10:00am - noon
Downtown Library - 210 East 400 South - 4th Floor Conference Room
$10, Registration Suggested. Scholarships Available
Come learn about the four seasons of possibilities in the garden at this exciting workshop.
We will talk about cold and warm season crops, the differences in growing them, what to plant when, when to get your seeds started, how to grow... Read more ›

Container Gardening
Saturday, April 26 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sorenson Unity Center - 1383 South 900 West
$10, Registration Required. Scholarships Available
Even the smallest of spaces can host a crop of vegetables! Join Wasatch Community Gardens and our favorite homesteader, Jonathon Krausert to learn how to grow your vegetables and flowers organically in a variety of fun containers... Read more ›

Spring Seasonal Cooking
Saturday, April 28th - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Harmons City Creek - 135 East 100 South
$25, Registration Required. Scholarships Available
This workshop is part of a series of 4 seasonal cooking workshops hosted by Wasatch Community Gardens, Slow Food Utah, and Harmons City Creek that will take place throughout 2014. Local cook Brooke Cordray will teach you how to take... 
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Soil
Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 10:00am - noon
Grateful Tomato Garden - 800 South 600 East
$10, Registration Required. Scholarships Available
You may think you know your soil, but how much do you really know? Organic gardens are all about soil - soil is what fuels your garden. It's what feeds your plants from the roots up, and creates healthy and delicious fruits and vegetables... Read more ›

Growing Edible Mushrooms
Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Grateful Tomato Garden - 800 South 600 East
$15, Individual; $40, Workshop and log. Registration Required. Scholarships Available
Do you love to cook with mushrooms, but are tired of paying the expensive prices at the farmer's market and grocery store? Join us for this hands-on lesson on growing mushrooms in your own backyard. Read more ›

Building Garden Structures
Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 10:00am - noon
Grateful Tomato Garden - 800 South 600 East
$10, Registration Required. Scholarships Available
If you have been gardening for a little while, you know it’s not just about digging in the soil and having fun with dirt. There are a lot of things you may need or want in your garden that require some building skills. Read more ›

Permaculture Principles
Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Day-Riverside Library - Tree Utah's Eco Garden - 1575 West 1000 North
$10, Registration Required. Scholarships Available
Bill Mollison defines permaculture as “a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted & thoughtful observation rather than protracted & thoughtless labour; & of looking at plants... Read more ›

Herbal Syrups and Sodas
Saturday, May 31st - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Grateful Tomato Garden - 800 South 600 East
$20, Registration Required. Scholarships Availble
Come learn about the sweeter side of herbal medicine making! Herbal syrups provide a convenient and time-honored way to administer herbal remedies and preparations.  In this workshop you will learn how to make 5 different herbal syrups...
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Beekeeping and Pollinators
Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Grateful Tomato Garden - 800 South 600 East
$10, Registration Required. Scholarships Available
Have you been wanting to attract more pollinators to your yard? Have you been interested in bee keeping, but don't know where to start? Then join Wasatch Community Gardens and urban bee keeper Jonathan Krausert for an exciting workshop... Read more ›


Food Talks:

Food is a hot topic in the news lately; where it comes from, how it is grown; it’s carbon footprint, food miles, GMOs, and everything in between. Let us help guide you through the murky waters of our food system as we discuss these complex topics with local experts. Join us for one or all six of these FREE monthly-discussions, the third Tuesday of the month April through September, as we start to shed light on the larger, multi-faceted topic of the food we eat.

Connecting cultures through food: justice and cultural preservation in the Mt. View-Glendale Community
Tuesday, May 20th - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Downtown Library - 210 East 400 South - 4th Floor Conference Room
FREE Event
Join Wasatch Community Gardens and students and staff from the University of Utah for a discussion on food justice in our community. We will be highlighting a project created by Katie Harrington and Mary McIntyre, "Connecting cultures through food: justice and cultural preservation in the Mt. View-Glendale Community".

Increasing awareness of the ways that food access and consumption directly impact the health and well-being of underserved communities has lead to Community Food Assessments nationwide. The assessments indicate a potential connection between both poor health and lower incomes, and between poor health and ethnic diversity. This issue of food justice is exhibited in the neighborhood of Mt. View-Glendale, an ethnically diverse, low-income area in Salt Lake City... Read more ›

If you have any questions about our workshops and classes, email Mike or call 801-359-2658 x10.

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