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Growing Gardeners

Workshop Series

Save the Date: 9th Annual Seed Share

Saturday, February 11; Noon to 4:00 PM
South Omaha Library (2808 Q Street)

The Growing Gardeners Workshop Series is an educational resource hosted by City Sprouts to folks of all ages. Our purpose is to offer four seasons of hands-on workshops and virtual webinars featuring skills and techniques for every gardener and urban farmer. Topics include gardening, urban farming, cooking, and food preservation. All workshops are low-cost and accessible, for all-ages, and no one will be turned away for inability to pay. Subscribe to get the latest Growing Gardeners updates!

  • Planning Your Vegetable Garden
    Wed, Feb 01
    City Sprouts Education Center
    Feb 01, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST
    City Sprouts Education Center, 4002 Seward St, Omaha, NE 68111, USA
    Join this class to learn about medicinal and culinary herb gardens from planting to harvest!
  • Introduction to NRCS Resources for Urban Farmers (Hybrid)
    Feb 21, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    City Sprouts North, 4002 Seward St, Omaha, NE 68111, USA
    Join us in person or online to learn about common resource concerns, collaborative conservation planning, conservation practices, free technical assistance, grants and funding opportunities, and other programming offered by the NRCS. USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.
  • Backyard Chickens 101
    Wed, Mar 08
    City Sprouts Education Center
    Mar 08, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST
    City Sprouts Education Center, 4002 Seward St, Omaha, NE 68111, USA
    This class will cover all the basics for chicken keeping (geared towards urban areas).
  • Spring Seed Starting and Planting
    Tue, Mar 14
    City Sprouts North
    Mar 14, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
    City Sprouts North, 4002 Seward St, Omaha, NE 68111, USA
    Discuss what seeds to start, what to plant, and when to get started to have a bountiful and successful garden this year!
  • Soil Management Planning
    Tue, Mar 21
    City Sprouts North
    Mar 21, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    City Sprouts North, 4002 Seward St, Omaha, NE 68111, USA
    Are you helping or hurting your soil health?
  • Home Composting 101
    Tue, Mar 28
    City Sprouts North
    Mar 28, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    City Sprouts North, 4002 Seward St, Omaha, NE 68111, USA
    Turn your trash into treasure!
  • Cover Croping for Urban and Small-Scale Farmers
    Sat, Apr 22
    City Sprouts Urban Farm Site
    Apr 22, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    City Sprouts Urban Farm Site, 5134 N 3rd St, Omaha, NE 68110, USA
    Curious how you can integrate cover cropping into your growing practice? Join us in the field with experts from the NE Extension to explore the ins and outs of cover cropping, from species selection and benefits to options of termination and integration with other conservation practices.

​Urban Ag School

Urban Ag School is Omaha's first low-cost and in-depth series of classes that aims to equip people with all the basic skills they need to grow their own food. Urban Ag School is for everyone who has a strong desire and commitment to learning more about growing your own food. You don't need to be a current gardener, and you don't need to have special skills or knowledge to attend. Start where you are, and we will work with you to increase your skills and knowledge base.

Herbal Medicine Cabinet

The Herbal Medicine Cabinet is a series of classes that teach you how to utilize different types of herbs as medicinal remedies. We cover everything from making your own tinctures to creating your own salves and body care products. Join these classes to expand your knowledge of herbalism and to start building your own apothecary. 

 

Culinary & Nutrition

Join our cooking and nutrition workshops to learn how to turn all the beautiful raw produce you grow into healthy and delicious foods! We cover preserving methods under this track such as water bath and pressure canning, fermentation, and how to make your own hot sauces. We also have occasional certified nutritionists teach classes on how to get the most nutrition out of your meals. 

 

Lifestyle & Community

Our lifestyle and community events are just a way to say ‘everything else we haven’t covered.’ City Sprouts hosts a lot of fun and free community events throughout the year, and we also teach various craft workshops like painting Pysanka eggs for Easter or decorating your own evergreen wreaths during the holiday months. 

Soil Health Series

Beginning in 2023, City Sprouts will be launching the Soil Health Series to offer advanced workshops geared towards experienced growers and beginning farmers under our new Soil Health + Conservation Initiatives. These workshops will support urban farmers interested in adopting conservation practices and building healthier soils and complement the introductory experiences offered through the Growing Gardeners series. The Soil Health Series is designed to provide growers with the soil science and management skills and resources to address common resource concerns in the urban environment.

Annual Seed Share

For nearly 10 years, City Sprouts and partners have hosted an Annual Seed Share event. Held in a safe space and welcome to all, the Seed Share allows community members to come out and grab FREE seeds, or bring your own seeds to swap. Email info@omahasprouts.org for more information.

Guest Teachers

We love having guest teachers from our community lead workshops! Are you knowledgable about a subject that you'd like to share in a workshop? Reach out to our Education Manager and explain what skills you'd like to share. 

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