Join us at the Community Farm and Education Center as we grow, eat, & learn! 

Urban Roots Workshops are free, though we do encourage you to make a donation to help us keep these workshops available for all people!



grow your first garden

April 25th, 2018 6:30 - 7:45 (In partnership with our friends at Grand Rapids Public Library)

May 23rd, 2018 6:30 - 7:45

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!


Compost you can really do

April 28th, 2018 1:30 - 3:00pm (In partnership with our friends at Grand Rapids Public Library)

June 13th, 2018 6:30 - 7:45pm

August 29th, 2018 6:30 - 7:45pm

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!


cooking vegetarian meals that meat eaters won't hate

September 26th, 2018 6:00 - 7:30pm

October 17th, 2018 6:00 - 7:30pm

Join us in the kitchen and learn practical ways to improve your cooking and use more vegetables in your meals. Leave with food to take home! More details coming soon!

  • All workshops take place at Urban Roots 1316 Madison Ave

  • Family friendly

  • Donation based

  • Cultivate community