Our free workshop series kicks off in February. Signup links will be provided for everything but Seed Swap and Earth Day, which are fully open to the public. You can find blog posts from last year’s “The More You Grow” workshops here, and every event from 2023 will be catalogued there too. We’re excited to share our gardens with you!
“Plant one on me” microgreens workshop
Tuesday, Feb. 14th | 5:00 – 7:00 PM | Easton Public Market
Seed Swap & Seed Starting
Sunday, Feb. 26th / Easton Public Market / 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The annual Seed Swap is open to the public: thousands of seed packets up for grabs, plus info and activity tables from local organizations. Stop by the Seed Starting Workshop booth at the event around 11:00 for a simple demo and some upcycled seed starting materials (while supplies last).
End of March / Lower Hackett Community Garden
Our greenhouse at Lower Hackett Community Garden is brand-spanking-new. Come take a tour and hear what we’ve just learned and what we use in our new space. 15 spots available, signup link to follow closer to event.
Saturday, April 22nd / Lower Hackett Park / 2:00 – 6:00 pm
It’s Easton’s second annual Earth Day at Lower Hackett Park and we’re not ones to greenwash. We’ll have timed events so you can literally 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 donation drive, and more. A multitude of environmental and justice-oriented organizations will join with activity booths as well. Come learn, grow, and make a difference. Details about the event can be found soon on our blog.
Planting your own
End of May / Lower Hackett Community Garden
The threat of frost is finally over and it’s time to get more plants in the ground. Take a tour of our Lower Hackett garden rows and help us get started with plants we’ve prepared in the greenhouse for months. Learn about succession planting, when to harvest, and try your hand at making a crop plan. 15 spots available, signup link to follow closer to event.
June / Lower Hackett Community Garden
Celebrate National Pollinator Week in mid-June with a tour and intro lesson to beekeeping at our Lower Hackett Community Garden, led by our resident apiarist. Guests will get a turn to suit up and/or hold frames, use a smoker, identify the queen, and more. This was most people’s favorite workshop from 2022, here for a second round! 12 spots available, signup link to follower closer to event.
End of August / Lower Hackett Community Garden
Another favorite from 2022, our Sustainable Floristry workshop is back this season for another dreamy summer evening of growing and arranging local blooms. Upcycled jars and creative sustainable tweaks will shape our personally-designed bouquets with flowers grown at our community gardens. What’s new this year? We’ll walk you through the garden to harvest zinnias, craspedia, cosmos, and more – learn about cut & come again blooms and how to grow them. 15 spots available, signup link to follow closer to event.
Hispanic Heritage Month clase de cocina: sofrito
September / West Ward
¡Celébralo con nosotros! West Ward Community Initiative and local West Ward businesses will lead a cooking class using our garden ingredients! Celebrate rich and diverse Hispanic culinary traditions with different methods and recipes for a beloved classic: sofrito. 15 spots available, signup link to follow closer to event.
Growing, propagating, & brewing herbal teas
End of October / Lower Hackett Community Garden
Sample and see some of the herbs we grew over the year. We’ll brew chamomile, mint, lavender, echinacea, and more into teas. Plus, learn a few tricks on propagating herbs like rosemary, and tips for bringing your herb garden inside for the winter. Half tea party, half garden DIY ~ 15 spots available, signup link to follow closer to event.
Winter floral wreaths & bouquets
December / Lower Hackett Community Garden greenhouse
We’re growing, foraging, and drying flowers all season to use for our Winter Floral workshop. Learn how to build your own wreath and decorate it yourself. Plus, arrange dried floral bouquets – a lovely sustainably-grown gift for the holidays. 15 spots available, signup link to follow closer to event.