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 or call (801) 359.2658 x 10.

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

Upcoming Workshops:

We Be Jammin'
Tuesday, July 29th
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Harmons City Creek - 135 E 100 S, Salt Lake City
Summer in a Jar Canning Series Class
Preserving summer fruits using a water bath technique is where many canners begin their food preservation journey. We will select the season’s best to create jars of whole fruit, jams, and fruit sauces. Read more ›

Fall Planting
Saturday, August 2nd
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sorensen Unity Center - 1383 S 900 W, Salt Lake City
Do you grow veggies all summer then let your beds go fallow in the fall? Have you been interested in extending your growing season, but aren’t quite sure how? Join Wasatch Community Gardens to find out what to grow when the days... Read more ›

We Can Pickle That
Tuesday, August 5th
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Harmons City Creek - 135 E 100 S, Salt Lake City
Summer in a Jar Canning Series Class
This is canning “outside the cucumber”! Based on the week’s market harvest, we will learn to preserve using a water bath technique and a variety of pickling brines, herbs, and spices. Read more ›

Dyeing with Plants
Saturday, August 9th
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grateful Tomato Garden - Corner of 800 S & 600 E
Discover a new way to interact with your surroundings using local resources. In this workshop we will demonstrate the variety of colors that can be generated from flowers, nuts and herbs to mention just a few. We will... Read more ›

Summer Seasonal Cooking Workshop
Tuesday, August 11th
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Harmons City Creek - 135 E 100 S, Salt Lake City
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... Read more ›

Solar Cooking
Saturday, August 16th
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fairpark Garden - 1037 W 300 N
Are you the kind of person who stops cooking in the summertime because you are tired of sweating in your over-heated kitchen? Or are you tired of cranking up your air-conditioner because your oven has made your house hotter than the... Read more ›

Food Fermentation
Monday, August 18th
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This workshop will act as a primer for the beginning fermenter. We will talk about fermented products like: kombucha, sauerkraut, kimchi, vinegars and sourdough;  If you are interested in the world of... Read more ›

Bottle Your Brandywines
Tuesday, August 19th
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Harmons City Creek - 135 E 100 S, Salt Lake City
Summer in a Jar Canning Series Class
Preserve the freshness of summer by canning tomatoes to use all winter long!  Using a water bath technique, we’ll help you stop the fruits of your garden labor from slipping away! Read more ›

Mushroom Foraging
Saturday, August 23th
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Please note: this workshop is currently full! If you'd like to be placed on a wait list, you can contact
Join Wasatch Community Gardens and local wildcrafter Danny Potts, for a lesson on how to identify edible mushrooms in the wild. We will talk about what to look for, how to identify edible plants, and what... 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.

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

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