may workshop series

Join us on the community farm as we grow, eat, & learn together! Workshops are 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. 

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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.

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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 getting our expanded composting system in place. Urban Roots staff will be on site all day to answer questions and give advice on your own food growing adventures!

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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 and Education Center to learn about the basics of succession planting and other bio-intensive space saving methods that can help you grow more food in less space!

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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! 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 and master gardener Stef Gilmore will be teaching this fun and very family friendly class! This class will be very 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 compost piles in this very fun and lighthearted class!


permaculture 101

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. These 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

urban roots workshops are free, though we do encourage you to make a donation to defray our costs! click the links above to register.