Join us at the Community Farm, Market, and Education Center as we grow, eat, & learn!
Workshops are FREE and a perfect chance to come get to know us, learn about cool stuff, and cultivate community
drink your greens!
May 4th, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm
In collaboration with our friends at Malamiah Juice. Come and learn about the power of drinking your greens! Smoothies and juices are a great way to start incorporating more fresh foods into your life! This class will be fun, lighthearted, and open for lots of questions about ways you can make small changes to eat more fresh food and have a healthier lifestyle.
grow your first garden
May 11th, 2017 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Starting a garden can seem overwhelming if you have never done it before, but it doesn't have to be! We will show you how you can get started - on the cheap and easy! Join us at the Urban Roots Community Farm and Education Center to learn how you can be growing food at home in any amount of space! In collaboration with our friends at the Grand Rapids Public Library.
immerse yourself in urban ag
may 18th, 2017 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Growing food in the city is fun and totally possible. Work with us as we build our interactive learning garden, prepare beds for the growing season, and expand our composting system. Urban Roots staff will be on site all day to answer questions and give advice on your own food growing adventures!
SUCCESSION planting 101
may 25th, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Growers who want to keep their garden full of food all season long practice "Succession Planting". Join us on the Community Farm to learn about the basics of succession planting and other bio-intensive space saving methods like interplanting that can help you grow more food in less space!
Square Foot Gardening
June 8th, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm
This gardening method can be a perfect solution if you feel like you don't know how to start a garden! Join Urban Roots staff and Master Gardener Stef Gilmore as we teach this fun and lighthearted intro to square foot gardening class! Early June is not to late to start a garden! Find out how!
garden hero's and villains
July 13th, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Join us as we learn about good and bad bugs in the garden! Our farm manager Kelsey Hakeem and master gardener Stef Gilmore will be teaching this fun and family friendly class! This class will be interactive and hands on as we explore examples on our own community farm!
Compost you can really do
August 17 th, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm
It is exciting to watch your food scraps and junk mail turn into a valuable garden amendment! This class focuses on realistic and achievable ways you can divert your waste and decrease your contribution to the waste stream. You will learn about collection services, worm bins, Bokashi, and yard compost piles in this very fun and lighthearted class!
September 21st, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Join us in a crash course to start your journey learning about these incredible design principles and how you can apply them to your real life. Permaculture design principles aim to create systems that support permanent culture (people that have everything they need) and permanent agriculture (truly sustainable food systems).
- Care of the Earth
- Care of People
- Fair Share