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ANC Spring Workshop Season Pass

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Hunter Park GardenHouse

1400 E Kalamazoo St

Lansing, MI 48912

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Get your season pass to the Allen Neighborhood Center's Spring Workshop series for $100!

Full list of workshops:

Beginning Beekeeping: What’s the Buzz All About?
Saturday, January 26, 12-2pm, Allen Neighborhood Center Classroom
Why are these buzzing little insects so popular? Why is this a great hobby for anyone no matter where they live or their age? Join us to find out how to get started in the world of beekeeping Workshop facilitated by Chris Robbins Owner of Nature’s Harvest Honey & Produce in St. Johns, MI.

Seed Saving
Saturday, February 2, 12-2pm, Hunter Park GardenHouse
Saving seeds from your garden can be an easy, cost effective way to connect with your garden! Learn the basics of seed saving and how to ensure successful stewardship practices for your garden’s bounty! Workshop facilitated by Abby Harper, the Community Food Systems Educator for MSU Extension.

Seed Starting & Transplanting
Saturday, February 9, 12-2pm, Hunter Park GardenHouse
Learn the basics about seed starting for small-scale growing and share what works and what doesn’t. Troubleshoot issues and understand the foundations of transplant production! Workshop facilitated by farmer-turned-gardener Denae Friedheim who is currently the Assistant Director of the MSU Residential Initiative on the Study of the Environment. *Workshop required for Urban Gardener Certification.

Planning Your Garden Year
Saturday, March 2, 12-2pm, Hunter Park GardenHouse
Plan the layout, crops, planting schedule, and soil health management practices for your home garden. Discuss best layout strategies and leave with a written plan to make your garden year successful! Workshop facilitated by Abby Harper, the Community Food Systems Educator for MSU Extension. *Workshop required for Urban Gardener Certification.

Soil Care: How to Assess and Improve the Soil in Your Backyard, Garden, or Farm
Saturday, March 23, 12-2pm, Hunter Park GardenHouse
Learn how to create healthy soil for your backyard or garden space. Workshop facilitated by Emily Nicholls, of Michigan Organic Food and Farming Alliance (MOFFA) & Interim GardenHouse Manager. Graciously sponsored by Hammond Farms! *Workshop required for Urban Gardener Certification.

Vermicomposting
Saturday, April 13, 12-2pm, Hunter Park GardenHouse
Learn about vermicomposting and how to start your own outdoor worm composting bin at home. Workshop facilitated by Brooke Comer, graduate research assistant at MSU’s Department of Horticulture and Donny Comer, Program and Education Coordinator at the Greater Lansing Food Bank. *Workshop required for Urban Gardener Certification.

Healing with Plants: Herbs, Oils, Spirits
Saturday, April 20, 12-2pm, Hunter Park GardenHouse
Basics of holistic healing explored through use of home and garden plants of our area. How to make a tincture, sharing medicinal teas and potting common herbs for your home garden! Workshop facilitated by K’Anna Burton, former GardenHouse Program Director and current Holistic Health practitioner and educator.

Gardening 101
Saturday, May 4, 12-2pm, Hunter Park GardenHouse
Are you new to gardening? Learn the basics and skills to become a successful gardener. This is the place where it is okay to be embarrassed and have a lot of questions! Workshop facilitated by Hunter Park GardenHouse Manager, Egypt Krohn. Graciously sponsored by Hammond Farms!

Organic Management of Insect Pests for the Small Farm or Garden
Saturday, May 18, 12-2pm, Hunter Park GardenHouse
Cover ecological approaches to pest management for the small farm and garden. It will provide an overview of insect biology and ecology and some common organic pest management approaches. Workshop facilitated by Dr. Matt Grieshop of the MSU Department of Entomology. Graciously sponsored by Hammond Farms! *Workshop required for Urban Gardener Certification.

Tiny Spaces Gardening
Saturday, June 22, 12-2pm, Hunter Park GardenHouse
Come learn how to grow your own herbs and produce on the cheap and with little space! A lot of us are too busy/too tired to cultivate our dreamy #goals garden but we can breakdown what is possible for each of us and build from there. Learn local resources for getting free seeds and plants as well as skills for helping your plants flourish in whatever space you have them in. Facilitated by Karalyn Grimes, local community organizer passionate about eliminating racism, classism, and oppression in our food systems.

Converting Your Lawn Into a Pollinator Paradise
Saturday, June 29, 12-2pm, Hunter Park GardenHouse
Learn the best species selection for converting grass turf along roadways and in yards into wildflowers and how to prep. Workshop facilitated by John Krohn, Garden Program Manager at the Ingham County Land Bank.

Intermediate Beekeeping: Tips for Increasing the Productivity of Your Apiary
Saturday, July 13, 12-2pm, Hunter Park GardenHouse
This workshop will cover topics like making successful splits, re-queening your hives to prepare for fall, monitoring for mites, integrated pest management strategies for pests and diseases. Workshop facilitated by Chris Robbins Owner of Nature’s Harvest Honey & Produce in St. Johns, MI.

WyldWalkin’-Urban Foraging
Saturday, July 20, 12-2pm, Hunter Park GardenHouse
Learn how to identify, harvest, & utilize local plants for food & health! This class will empower people to go in to their own back yard & use common weeds like dandelion in a salad, tea, or an herbed vinegar to support our livers; plantain leaves to poultice for any topical wounds or stings we may get while gardening or being outside; and lamb’s quarters, (which is much more nutrient dense than spinach!), just to name a few. Workshop facilitated by Patti Akley, Eastsider, certified homeopath/natural health consultant, herbal grower & producer, Reiki Reflexologist, Master Gardener, & homesteader.

Backyard Peeps!
Saturday, August 3, 12-2pm, Hunter Park GardenHouse
Welcome to a round-table discussion for local chicken keepers to share their experiences, & give tricks and tips for those new to tending urban chickens. We’ll discuss health concerns, local feed resources, housing, fencing, & more! Workshop facilitated by Patti Akley, Eastsider, certified homeopath/natural health consultant, herbal grower & producer, Reiki Reflexologist, Master Gardener, & homesteader.

Flower Arranging
Saturday, August 24, 11:30am-1:30pm, Hunter Park Pavilion
Learn how to create gorgeous hand-cut bouquets and plant the gardens that grow
them. This year the workshop will include building your bouquet by cutting directly from
the Hunter Park GardenHouse flower beds! Workshop facilitated by neighborhood
expert Barb Laxton.

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