Square Foot Gardening

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Caesandra will teach you Mel “the Mustache” Bartholomew’s technique for maximizing small growing spaces and share a variety of templates and trouble shooting techniques for your grow-boxes. This is also great method for beginning gardeners–including students/teachers of school gardens. This workshop will be held in a community garden. Location to be announced. To register for… Read more »

Seed Starting Workshop

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This hands-on presentation on organic seedling production will get you started, or fine-tune your home seed-starting techniques. Workshop will cover: soil mixes, lighting and heat requirements, potting-up, equipment and supplies, seedling care…etc, and an opportunity to start some plants. (Materials will be provided.) Why start-your-own? You’ll have the experience and satisfaction of doing it yourself,… Read more »

Terrariums and Aeriums Workshop

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Learn about building terrariums and aeriums with David Clark.   Presenter: David Clark With a degree in Floriculture from S.U.N.Y Cobleskill, David has been a multi-talented Floral Designer, Event Director, and successful wholesale florist, with over 30 years experience in the Ornamental Horticulture Industry. He is the Horticulture Instructor at The Buffalo and Erie County… Read more »

Fairy Gardening Workshop

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Learn about building a fairy gardening with David Clark.   Presenter: David Clark With a degree in Floriculture from S.U.N.Y Cobleskill, David has been a multi-talented Floral Designer, Event Director, and successful wholesale florist, with over 30 years experience in the Ornamental Horticulture Industry. He is the Horticulture Instructor at The Buffalo and Erie County… Read more »

The When, Where, Why of Pruning

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Learn when and how to prune your trees and shrubs with David Clark.   Presenter: David Clark With a degree in Floriculture from S.U.N.Y Cobleskill, David has been a multi-talented Floral Designer, Event Director, and successful wholesale florist, with over 30 years experience in the Ornamental Horticulture Industry. He is the Horticulture Instructor at The Buffalo… Read more »

Composting and Soil Building Workshop

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Soil is critical to the success of a garden. Yet, Modern society has left much of the Earth’s soil eroded, exhausted and polluted. The good news it’s not too late. The health and benefits of our soils can be restored. Basic soil science concepts are introduced and attendees are taught how to interpret conditions of… Read more »

GG&T: Colony Collapse Disorder and Neonicotinoids – Are They Related?

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This week the Gardeners’ Give and Take conversation will be lead by Wayne Robbins on Colony Collapse Disorder and Neonicotinoids – Are They Related? Gardeners’ Give & Take is an open ‘round table’ discussion group, which meets every other Saturday morning at Urban Roots Garden Center in the winter. After several years, the group has… Read more »

Organic Gardening and Pest Management Workshop

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Beneficial insects play an integral role in our gardens. Without them, plants would not be pollinated, nuisance insect populations would take the forefront, and native wildlife would be impacted. Diseases take a toll on our plants. Organic and natural pesticides, herbicides, and animal controls can be effective alternatives to chemical applications. Pest identification, application safety, commercially… Read more »

Member-Owner appreciation day!

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  Mark your calendar – October 18th is Member-Owner appreciation day!   Stop in for the fall plant swap from 9-2 or to attend a workshop on garlic, four-season gardening, vermicomposting and preparing your garden for the winter season.  

Seed Saving Exchange Planned

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Urban Roots is excited to announce a new event this fall. In collaboration with Richard Price of Fairie Seeds, Urban Roots will be hosting our first ever Seed Saving Exchange. This event will take place on Saturday, September 14th at 2pm at Urban Roots at 428 Rhode Island Street. In order to participate in the… Read more »