Seed Starting for Edibles
9 a.m. – noon
Arturo Velasquez Institute Greenhouse
Erin Matson, Windy City Harvest Rodeo Farm coordinator and lab assistant
In this workshop, we’ll cover seed starting dates for edibles, container format options, organic soil mixes, how to create ideal conditions and trouble shoot. You will learn different techniques for starting your own vegetable transplants as well as how to use our favorite, the soil-block maker, a sustainable method for starting seeds. You will leave this workshop with 12 soil blocks you make of a green of your choice—chard, collards or kale. Bring a shoe box or tray to carry your starts home in!
Windy City Harvest workshops are perfect for the small-scale sustainable farmer. Whether it is your backyard, community garden plot, apartment, porch, rooftop or school garden, these workshops will help you get the most production out of your small space, using sustainable techniques. Classes are open to the general public. Workshops have a maximum registration of 15 students.Contact Kelly Larsen with additional questions at [masked].
WORKSHOP TIME, LOCATION, AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION
All Windy City Harvest workshops are held Saturdays in the greenhouse classroom at the Arturo Velasquez Institute, 2800 S. Western Avenue, Chicago, IL. (Please enter the south parking lot at 31st Street). Registration for each class ends the Thursday prior to each class. The cost is $39; no discounts apply. There is a $20 cancellation fee per class unless the class is cancelled due to low enrollment. All workshops are taught by Windy City Harvest certificate graduates.
All materials and handouts are provided. Windy City Harvest is a program of the Chicago Botanic Garden.