Urban Roots is More than Just a Place to Shop! Become a member of a gardening community!
Our mission transcends just being a place to buy gardening materials. We want to engage the community in many ways, but most notably through the numerous events and workshops we hold throughout the year at our store, including regular plant swaps. Check out our calendar and list of events below!
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* Sow SeedsSow Seeds
For Swiss chard, carrots, kale and other Asian greens
* Spring Plant SwapSpring Plant Swap
Time: 9:00 am
Bring a plant and take a plant. A great way to grow your garden. Please label what you bring so it is easy for others to know what you are sharing. 9am-Noon
* Spray PeasSpray Peas
Spray peas with compost tea to add micronutrients
* Sow SeedsSow Seeds
Sow seeds for dill, lettuce, frisee, and spinache
* Plant seedlingsPlant seedlings
Plant tomato, okra, pepper and eggplant seedlings
* Plant perennialsPlant perennials
* Rhubarb is ReadyRhubarb is Ready
Time: 4:00 pm
Harvest rhubarb for a strawberry pie or chutney
* Vertical Gardening WorkshopVertical Gardening Workshop
Time: 2:00 pm
Do you only have a small space to garden?? Do you want to learn to better utilize the space that you have?? Learn about Vertical Gardening at our next workshop. This workshop topic will be presented by Caesandra Seawell at the Pelion Community Garden located at 206 Best Street on Saturday, May 25th at 2pm. To RSVP call the store at 716-362-8982 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Again this year Urban Roots will be taking part in the National Garden Festival with an event focused on gardening [...]
Gardeners’ Give & Take will meet again on Saturday, March 16 at 10 am. Are you curious about allelopathy*? Concerned about fruit tree blight or compost contamination? Choosing…
We are excited by the great response we have had to our Spring Workshop Series. Each workshop has been filled [...]
Urban Roots will be at the Home and Garden Show at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. Do you want to [...]
The Community Garden Spring Workshops are underway! To register for a workshop, please stop in the store, call us at [...]
Join us on Saturday, March 2nd at 10am for a presentation on Japanese Gardens by Trudy Stern. We’ll have coffee [...]
We will meet again this Saturday, February 2, and we plan to revisit the subject of ‘zone stretching’, as well as talk about creative ideas for front yard gardens, inspired in part by the book The No Mow Front Yard.
Urban Roots invites you to join us this Sunday, January 20th at 12 noon for a Houseplants 101 workshop. David [...]
Building raised beds? What makes the best soil? Which tree might work best in your landscape? These were just a few of the questions on the table last week at the first session of Gardeners’ Give & Take 2013.
Join us for Gardeners’ Give & Take on Saturday January 5 at 10am.
This Saturday’s workshop-Make Your Own Pomander has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Come learn how to at the workshops.
Urban Roots Education Committee and Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo have a week filled with FREE garden workshops. Tuesday, September 25th [...]
Don’t forget to register for the first of this fall’s garden workshop series. Workshops kick off this Saturday, September 15th [...]
The Education Committee is excited to announce the list of garden workshops to be held this fall at both Urban [...]
Join us on Saturday, July 14th from 12noon until 3pm for our National Garden Festival event, What’s Growing on in [...]
Since pagan times, gardeners have celebrated this longest day of the year. Come celebrate with friends, neighbors and fellow gardeners [...]
Urban Roots and Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo recently received an Environmental Justice Grant from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. [...]
“Let’s Talk About…” Gardening in the Shade, with Liz Lipsitz, Saturday April 7th at 12 noon.
Only two sessions of Gardeners’ Give & Take to go! If you have a gardening question, idea, problem or issue [...]
Whether you are a curious urban homesteader or a potential fellow beekeeper please join us as we explore the joys of urban beekeeping with Kitty Herrick on Saturday, March 10 at 10 am.
Presenter Richard Price will show and tell us all about starting seeds to get your garden going and growing. Saturday, February 25, at 2:00 pm.
Urban Roots’ Winter and Spring Gardening Series continues with Let’s Talk About… Companion Gardening, with David Clark on Saturday February 25th at 12 noon.
Choosing and using native plants in the landscape, keeping bees, wintering-over papyrus ‘Baby Tut’, trees for urban streets – another very full conversation at Gardeners’ Give & Take!
Bulbs, succulents, mushrooms and more!
Our Winter and Spring Gardening Series at Urban Roots continues with Let’s Talk About… Native Plants, on Saturday February 11th at 2:00 pm.
“Zone stretching?” “ALL about manure (of all kinds…)” Double Digging – or not? Plant IDs and characteristics. Read more on the interesting topics of the last “Give & Take.”
2012 Winter and Spring Gardening Series
Let’s Talk About… Rain Gardens will explore the fundamentals of green infrastructure and rain garden design. Saturday, January 21 at 2 pm, with Bryan LoVullo.
Gardening 101: at Urban Roots on Sunday, January 15 at 12 noon.
The first 2012 session of Gardeners’ Give & Take was held at Urban Roots on Saturday morning.
Gardeners’ Give and Take Warm up a chilly Saturday morning with garden conversation. Gardeners’ Give and Take is an informal round table [...]
Make your own mini boxwood tree at this fun and productive workshop on December 10 at 12 noon.
As fall heads towards winter, we make our gardens ready – workshop on Saturday, October 29 at 10am.
Member-Owner Appreciation Day and Annual Meeting was held at Urban Roots on Saturday.
You already have what you need to make your own compost- leaves, kitchen scraps and a little space!
Dave Clark will present a workshop on bulbs, Saturday, October 15th at 12:00 noon at Urban Roots.
Is pruning your trees and shrubs a challenge to you?
Join Richard Price this Saturday, September 24th at 2pm and learn how to save seeds from this years garden for [...]
The Urban Roots Education Committee is excited to announce some of the workshops in this year’s F all Workshop [...]
Grow The Good Life
Why A Vegetable Garden Will Make You Happy, Healthy, Wealthy and Wise
The Grassrooted open house was a success.
Non-profits, businesses and individuals can help Buffalo grow… see how.
Trying to keep deer from eating the fruit off your trees? Slugs eating your strawberries?
Join Urban Roots Garden Knowledge Club – Learn and Save!
Seeds in Store!
Seed Starting Workshop: Saturday, March 5, 2pm
How can we prune our perennial chrysanthemums so they come back bushy and generous with bloom year after year?
Rabbits, Encroaching Shade, Tomatoes and The Wild Garden: some of the diverse subjects of Gardeners’ Give and Take.
The gathering of gardeners’ at UR again talked over a # of interesting subjects.
Get busy in winter, get ready for spring – before you know it, it will be here!
A full table talked gardening questions, problems, resources and interests, (with really good cookies!) on Saturday morning.
2012 winter and spring gardening series begins soon – see the selections for this season here!
Come and share thoughts, questions, plans and projects at Gardeners’ Give and Take.
MO Appreciation Day 2010 was a great time!
Taking place Oct 2nd.
Sign up today for Fall Workshops!
Once again we will be setting out from Urban Roots for a “Secret Garden Tour” at Ancestral Acres farm. Ancestral [...]
Sunday June 20th at 10am, speak with experts about different flowers and plants.
UR we’ll be celebrating our 3rd birthday on Sat. June 19th.
Please join us for this garden centric party at the Botanical Gardens!
Bring any plants that you can’t use down to Urban Roots so they can find a new home!
Join us this Saturday, May 1st at 10am
2nd Annual Recovery Garden Day is April 10th
Fun gardening workshops for the whole family.
Saturday March 13, 10:00am: Elements of Garden Design: On Plant Selection
The Give and Take is done for the year – thanks for the support!
The project won an award from the American Society of Landscape Architects in the the category of Communication!
Open Studio Tours at UR During the Holidays – Dec 4th-6th
Urban Roots would love to get some feedback on our Workshops!
Urban Roots has a created a very special map for the West Side of Buffalo!
Thurs. Nov 5th (5:30-8:30pm) Grassroots Gardens annual “Harvest Celebration”…
The Member Owner Appreciation Day on October 3rd was a huge success.
Read about our website launch with the creators of the website, 12 Grain Studio.
New workshops for October and November. Check them out.
Learn from Richard Price how to save seeds from this year’s garden to grow!
Read here to see the report from our Secret Garden Tour last weekend.
Our Fall workshops are all lined up! Click for a peek…
As part of our Secret Garden Tour series, we have arranged a very special tour of the Johnson’s farm.
We have a well! Water was an issue from day one…
Amy Stewart came by to tell us about the dark side of plants!
Garlic, Natives, Photography, Shopping Cart Victory Gardens & Ferns!
We celebrate our 2nd Birthday!
Join us for our 4th Annual Spring Plant Swap, taking place 2x this month.
Check out our May workshops on Planting Basics, Bonsais and Square Foot Gardening!