My garden workshop offerings provide useful and practical information for gardening and urban farming enjoyment.  



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Let’s be honest: keeping backyard honey bees

Interested in keeping bees in an ethical and natural manner? I’ve been a bee keeper for four years.  Maybe not as long as some, but boy has it been both exhilarating and delightful!  I’m looking forward to getting more years under my belt. Come have an honest discussion with me about keeping back yard honey bees (the good, the bad and the ugly) to see if it’s right for you.  Learn what I do and don’t, what’s worked for me and what hasn’t, including my successes, failures and plans going forward.  This will be an honest discussion on learning resources and getting started.  I’ll bring along some tools and supplies, discuss rules and regulations for keeping honey bees in Omaha (and offer suggestions on where to check in your area), where to purchase and more.  If weather permits, and my honey bees are cooperative, I’ll also bring along some of my ladies in an observation hive, comb and honey. 

October 14, 10:00am-11:30am & 1:00pm-2:30pm

October 21, 3:30pm-5pm 

Spreading Diversity: Seed Exchange & Seed Balls

Get tired of growing the same old same—year in and year out? You should. The human body requires diversity in its diet in order to remain healthy and to operate at full capacity. And Mother Nature requires a diversity of plants and seeds to keep thriving and producing. By saving seeds from the best plants and from ones which are best adapted to our local environment, we’re keep seed varieties alive-and can even develop new ones ourselves suited to our local conditions. In a time of make-do, when we're more likely to repair things and buy second-hand, seed swapping falls right in line. We’ll also make seed balls.

 Oct. 28, 2018 11am-3:00pm

City Chicks: Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Chicken

Besides being amazingly friendly garden helpers, chickens are worth keeping for their entertainment value alone.  And from home gardener to community allotment dwellers, everyone wants to be closer to their local food sources.  Backyard chickens help you to meet both of those requirements.  Come learn about all of the goodness hens can bring to your garden and life.  You’ll also have an opportunity to meet a couple (and their eggs) in person, in addition to learning about local ordinances, licensing requirements and more. 

Oct. 21, 2018, 10am-11:30am & 1:00Supm-2:30pm

October 28, 2018 9am—10:30am

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