Growing Gardeners

Workshop Series + Urban Ag School

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!

​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. 

Annual Seed School

In 2019, instructors Alex O'Hanlon and Cait Caughey started an Annual Seed School as part of the Urban Ag School. This free, 2-day intensive class teaches participants the history of seed saving, how to grow for seed, trait selection, and so much more. Curriculum from Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance is used as the basis of the workshop.

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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  • Canning Vinegar Pickles
    Tue, Jun 28
    City Sprouts North
    Jun 28, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
    City Sprouts North, 4002 Seward St, Omaha, NE 68111, USA
    Come join us as we discuss the process of canning vinegar pickles so you can preserve your harvest and enjoy well into the winter months.
  • Manejo Orgánico de Malezas y Plagas
    Wed, Jul 06
    City Sprouts North
    Jul 06, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
    City Sprouts North, 4002 Seward St, Omaha, NE 68111, USA
    Las plantas y los animales no deseados son parte de la experiencia de la jardinería. Pero no son necesariamente dañinos y su presencia puede ayudarnos a identificar debilidades en nuestros cultivos.
  • Fall Seed Starting + Planting | Season Extension
    Jul 13, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
    City Sprouts North, 4002 Seward St, Omaha, NE 68111, USA
    Come join us for a discussion on how to plan for your fall garden, what to grow, and some key dates to keep in mind as winter approaches.
  • Native Plants for the Four-Season Pollinator Garden
    Aug 06, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT
    City Sprouts North, 4002 Seward St, Omaha, NE 68111, USA
    This workshop will give attendees ideas on how to make a four season native garden that provides year-round beauty and interest for wildlife.
  • Canning Jams, Jellies + Syrups
    Wed, Sep 07
    City Sprouts North
    Sep 07, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
    City Sprouts North, 4002 Seward St, Omaha, NE 68111, USA
    Join us as we learn how to use water-bath canning to preserve your favorite garden goodies to enjoy all year long.
  • Backyard Chickens 201
    Wed, Sep 21
    City Sprouts North
    Sep 21, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
    City Sprouts North, 4002 Seward St, Omaha, NE 68111, USA
    We will learn how to winterize a chicken coop, the ethics in chicken care, and do a deeper dive into health and feeding.
  • Winter Herbal Medicine Cabinet #1
    Tue, Sep 27
    City Sprouts North
    Sep 27, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
    City Sprouts North, 4002 Seward St, Omaha, NE 68111, USA
    Learn how to use herbs to maximize your self care!

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