Our free ’24 workshop series kicks off in February with our annual Seed Swap. “The More You Grow” workshops integrate a lesson with volunteering and social experiences. You’ll almost always go home with a goodie bag (free rain barrel, seeds, etc.) and new friends.

The 2024 workshop list is coming soon. Check our social media pages and here for info. Of course, old favorites will return (Sustainable Floristry, Milkcrate Container Gardens, Plant Propagating). But how do gardening for stress relief, children’s gardening, companion planting, or cover crops sound? Sign-up links will be provided for everything but Seed Swap and Earth Day, which are fully open to the public.

Wondering what some of 2023’s workshops were?

“Plant one on me” microgreens workshop: You invited your valentines, gal-entines, or just your dang self to a free intro to microgreens workshop at Easton Public Market. We learned how to sprout mini basil, amaranth, and more to add to salads and all sorts of dishes, and everyone went home with a mini microgreens kit. We also had a demo table for a free sample and quick lesson on growing a fun & easy snack at home for those who didn’t sign up.

Seed Swap & Seed Starting: The annual Seed Swap is always open to the public: thousands of seed packets were up for grabs, plus info and activity tables from local organizations. The Seed Starting Workshop booth showcased a simple demo and some upcycled seed starting materials. Excellent turnout!

Earth Day: It was Easton’s second annual Earth Day at Lower Hackett Park and we’re not ones to greenwash. We had timed events to make a difference right then and there: a litter cleanup along the creek, scattering and planting native seeds and plants, upcycling materials to use in our (or your!) gardens, a clothing swap, a donation drive, and more. A multitude of environmental and justice-oriented organizations joined with activity booths as well. Here’s a post with lots of lessons that amped folks up for Earth Day. We loved having nearly 200 in attendance!

Rain Barrel Workshop: After hosting an in-person workshop at our West Ward Market booth, we had a few barrels left and offered a second event. Attendees were hands-on with drills and tools to turn 55 gallon drums into rain barrels to take home free of charge.

Sustainable floristry: A favorite for the past two years, our Sustainable Floristry workshop was another dreamy summer evening of growing and arranging local blooms. Upcycled jars and creative sustainable tweaks shaped our personally-designed bouquets with flowers grown at our community gardens. We walked through the garden to harvest zinnias, craspedia, cosmos, and more – and learned about cut & come again blooms and how to grow them.

Growing, propagating, & brewing herbal teas: Cool-season workshops keep our EGW volunteers together. We hosted an herbal teas workshop at the Easton Public Market. Attendees received a free loose-leaf tea ball strainer and blended garden herbs and spices for a hot cup of tea together. Half tea party, half garden DIY. What a creative *

Dried Floral Ornaments: Snag your spot for this free hands-on workshop & volunteer session to craft sustainable ornaments with dried flowers, seeds, and mementos from our community gardens. Think strawflower bundles, dried herb sachets, and more. We’ll work together to stock up the Seed Library too! Hot tea and light snacks available. 12 total spots open. Please feel free to bring your own dried flowers or decorations too! Should you sign up and are no longer able to attend, please contact us or cancel your sign-up for others to take the slot.