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Educational workshops

Upcoming Workshops

Dead Plant Society

Nutrition in the Life Cycle

We believe anyone can garden! The Dead Plant Society offers seasonal workshops to get you growing. You can expect to get your hands dirty practicing garden skills like composting, transplanting and seed saving. Workshops are offered February through November each year and suited for adult-learners.

See our offerings below! 

We believe in seed to table education! This series of workshops aims to improve family meal times with nutrition specific to the age of your child. Registered Dietitian, Martha Triay-Quijano, will lead you through fun, hands-on cooking and nutrition activities. *Currently available for school-aged children 5-12. See offerings below!

 

Dead Plant Society Workshop Series: October

Fall in Northern Nevada means putting the garden to rest for the winter. This workshop will explore how and when to clean up the garden, what to add to the soil to ensure a healthy next season and how to process plants coming out of the ground. Every participant will take home cover crop seeds and mulch. One lucky Dead Plant Society attendee will go home with frost cloth and wire hoops for winter gardening.

Sleep Tight Little Garden

Saturday, October 22nd

11am-1pm

$15 in advance  /  $20 at the door

Dead Plant Society Workshop Series: November

Saving this year's seeds is a great way to keep money in your pocket for next season. In this workshop we'll explore why seed saving is crucial for climate health and how to save and store seeds at home. Marlene Hild, our Farm To School Cultivator will lead this workshop and share her seed saving skills! We will also host a seed swap where you can bring seeds from home and share and trade with others. Each participant will go home with seeds and materials build your own seed sifter. One lucky Dead Plant Society Attendee will receive a set of seed sifters for their own garden.

Seed Saving & Seed Swap

Saturday, November 19th

11am-1pm

$15 in advance  /  $20 at the door

Nutrition in The Life Cycle Series: Part 1

Want to get your kids more involved with preparing family meals but not sure where to start? This class will cover the basics of how to make a meal nutritious and delicious for you and your family. Dietitian Martha we cover MyPlate and how to ensure what we're serving up is both nourishing for school-aged children and something they want to eat. Make sure you come hungry because we'll be making a tasty taco recipe together. Our Stars of the Kitchen this class is a grater and cumin. Not only will we teach you their importance in the kitchen but you will also go home with your own at the end. Two lucky raffle winners will leave with a ready to cook meal kit with farm fresh produce for your family. 

 

For children 5-12 years of age

MyPlate:

Nutritious & Delicious Meals

Thursday October 6th

4:00-5:00 pm

$25 per family 

*Scholarships available

 

Nutrition in The Life Cycle Series: Part 2

Eating the Rainbow:Trying New Foods

Wednesday October 12th

2:45-3:45 pm

$25 per family 

*Scholarships available

How many times have you heard your kids say " I don't like that" or refuse to even touch a food at home. In this class Dietitian Martha will cover why these behaviors happen and how to help your child feel more comfortable eating new foods.  We will explore how eating a colorful diet helps the body, learn a few cooking techniques, and do many taste tests. Our "Stars of the Kitchen" are kitchen shears and garlic powder. Not only will we teach you their importance in the kitchen but you will also go home with your own at the end of class. Two lucky raffle winners will leave with a ready to cook meal kit with farm fresh produce for your family. 

 

For children 5-12 years of age

For children 5-12 years of age

Nutrition in The Life Cycle Series: Part 3

Can't keep your little one away from the fridge because they are drinking all the juice boxes? Challenging to make sure they drink enough plain water throughout the day? In this class Dietitian Martha we will make hydrating fun. We will learn how to identify how much sugar is in some of our favorite drinks and we will make our own fun smoothies. The "Stars of the Kitchen" are water bottles and chia seeds. Not only will be teach you their importance in the kitchen, but you will go home with them at the end of class. Two lucky raffle winners will leave with a ready to cook meal kit with farm fresh produce for your family. 

 

For children 5-12 years of age

Hydration & Sugar: The Importance of Water

Thursday October 20th

3:30-4:30 pm

$25 per family 

*Scholarships available