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Seed Starting for Edibles

Seed Starting for Edibles
February 1
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!

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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].

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.

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  • Je C.

    Sorry, I really wanted to attend this. But the weather conditions are really bad and I don't have 4W drive on my car. I really hope you will be offering this class again sometime soon before March maybe :(

    February 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm afraid I forgot to pay and I completely forgot about the event and can't make it. Hopefully next time soon.

    January 31, 2014

  • AnnaMaria L.

    Hi, everyone: I was called in to work this Saturday so can't make it. Can someone take pics and post them afterwards. I would love to hear what you learned. Thanks!

    January 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi organizers,
    when will you know whether you have sufficient enrollment for workshop to go on? I would like to attend but I'd like to know that it is happening for sure. Thanks much!

    January 16, 2014

    • AnnaMaria L.

      Hi, Sophia! The workshop is definitely happening. You have to register through The Chicago Botanic Garden website.

      January 16, 2014

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