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Educational Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

Dead Plant Society

Little Chefs

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 parent-child cooking workshops aims to improve family meal time through hands-on and tasty activities. Come and harvest farm fresh, seasonal produce, learn a new recipe and cook it together.  A registered pediatric dietician will also be available to answer any nutrition questions you might have. 

See offerings below!

Anchor 1

Dead Plant Society: May


Natural Building: Making a Cob Pizza Oven

Saturday May 11th

Saturday May 18th

8:30 am - 12:30 pm

*Can sign up for 1 or both days!

$50 each session

 adults (18+)  

Cob is a natural building process using earthen materials we can easily find in our environment: clay, sand and straw. Join us for a hands-on workshop with Kyle Isacksen from Be the Change Project and Cobitat Natural Building to build our farm a DIY pizza oven! Be the Change Project is an urban homestead and learning space focused on service, simple living and community uplift. Come prepared to get your hands dirty an learn how to make and use cob and various types of earthen plasters. One lucky Dead Plant Society attendee will go home with Kyle's book "Build it With Earth: The Cob Pizza Oven" to get you building at home. 


Check out more about Kyle and cob here:

*This workshop is limited to 10 people

Anchor 2

Little Chefs: PreK & 5-13 years

Saturday March 16th

Saturday April 27th

Saturday May 11th

*All classes from 10:00 -12:00 pm

$25 per child

*Scholarships available

Little Chefs is our parent-child cooking series hosted by Urban Roots and registered dietitian Anastasia Gavrilets. This Spring's series is for pre-K chefs (ages 2-4 years) and ages 5-13 years on the same Saturday! We will split into age appropriate groups on the day of. These workshops are hands-on, include a tasty recipe and snack, and a farm fresh ingredient to take home.  

*These workshops are FULL for spring. Click "register" to sign up for our wait list

March 16th: CHOP, Slice & Dice: Veggie Rice

Let's level up your little chef's skills in the kitchen! In this workshop we'll explore knife skills, food safety, and how to read a recipe by making farm fresh veggie fried rice together. Registered dietitian Anastasia and Urban Roots staff will be your sous chefs as your child thrives in the kitchen. All Little Chefs will take home seeds to get growing at home, and a farm ingredient they harvest themselves.

April 27th: Let's TACO-bout Trying New Foods

Trying new foods can be tricky for all of us! In this workshop your little chef will use their imagination to explore new flavors and make their own tacos. Registered dietitian Anastasia and Urban Roots staff will introduce the rainbow of farm fresh fruits and vegetables and talk about the role each color plays in keeping us healthy and happy. All Little Chefs will take home seeds to get growing at home, and a farm ingredient they harvest themselves.

May 11th: Healthy Snacks & Relax: A Farm “Spa” for Mom

It's a Zen day for all you mother hens, papa roosters and giving guardians!  We'll turn our farm into a spa for caregivers to relax and little chefs to practice mindful eating and make tasty snacks and smoothies. Registered dietitian Anastasia and Urban Roots staff will guide you through a relaxing day as you bond and blend farm fresh ingredients! All Little Chefs will take home beautiful bouquets and seeds to get growing at home. 

*Register for all 3 or just 1.

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