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 or call (801) 359.2658 x 10.

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

Upcoming Workshops:

Relish Your Garden
Tuesday, September 2
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Harmons City Creek - 135 E 100 S, Salt Lake City
Summer in a Jar Canning Series Class
If you have an abundance of zucchini, this is the class for you. Learn the art of fancy and versatile relishes, along with new ways to use zucchini, cucumbers, peppers, and more using a water bath technique. Read more ›

Tomatoes Redux
Tuesday, September 16
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Harmons City Creek - 135 E 100 S, Salt Lake City
Summer in a Jar Canning Series Class
Tomatoes are the favorite of summer, so we need two classes to get all their goodness in a jar! It’s a water bath technique once more for tomato sauces, salsas, and other delicious recipes. Read more ›

Berry Foraging
Saturday, September 20
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location to be determined
NOTE: We will be going directly from the Berry Foraging workshop to the Fishing workshop, so please consider registering for both!
Join Wasatch Community Gardens and local wildcrafter Danny Potts for a lesson on how to identify local edible berries. We will talk about what to look for, how to identify edible berries, how to stay away from the poisonous ones, and what... Read more ›

Fishing
Saturday, September 20
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
East Canyon Reservoir
NOTE: We will be going directly from the Berry Foraging workshop to the Fishing workshop, so please consider registering for both!
Join Wasatch Community Gardens and local wildcrafter Danny Potts at the East Canyon Reservoir for a lesson in fishing. This workshop will introduce the basics of fishing, including equipment, terminology, approach, and basic technique... Read more ›

Best of the Last
Tuesday, October 7
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Harmons City Creek - 135 E 100 S, Salt Lake City
Summer in a Jar Canning Series Class
We save the last class for the best of the fall harvest, creating lovely giftable jars to share with friends over the holidays, or bring some zing to your spring. Using a water bath canning technique, we will stuff... Read more ›

Garlic Planting and Growing
Saturday, October 11
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grateful Tomato Garden - 800 S 600 E, Salt Lake City 
Farmer Pete of Sandhill Farms is coming back to do our Garlic Planting workshop once again. He is a local garlic celebrity, growing some of the most beautiful and delicious garlic you can find in Utah. Read more ›

Fall Seasonal Cooking
Monday, October 20
6:00 pm - 8:30 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 you... Read more ›

Special Events:

Fed By Wild Nature
Friday, September 12th - Sunday, September 14th
Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch - Boulder, UT
Explore how nature feeds us, heals us, and improves our wellness at this weekend retreat! Topics and Workshops will include: Herbal healing and first aid, producing medicinal salves and tinctures, foraging for wild edibles, healthy... 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.

The Global Imperative for the Local Garden
Tuesday, September 16th
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Salt Lake City Main Library - 4th Floor Conference Room (Southwest corner of Level 4)
Free to attend

Special guest speaker Fred Montague will lay out the global imperative and the ecological rationale for gardening to become one of the most effective environmental actions anyone can undertake. In today's world of population growth, global change, biodiversity loss, pollution, resource depletion and conflict--thoughtful citizens seek activities and actions that promote sustainability... Read more ›

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

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