growing gardeners workshops
The Growing Gardeners Workshop Series is a collaboration between City Sprouts and The Big Garden. We work together to offer four seasons of hands-on workshops that feature skills and techniques for every gardener and urban farmer: growing, cooking, preserving and eating healthy local food. All workshops are free and open to all ages.
3 Types of Workshops
Our workshops are broken up into three main tracks: Urban Ag School, Herbal Medicine Cabinet, and Culinary Workshops. We also have smaller workshops attached to the various community events we have throughout the year. Check out all of our workshop offerings on our Growing Gardeners website.
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.
about urban ag school
Urban Ag School is Omaha's first FREE in-depth series of classes that aims to equip people with all the basic skills they need to grow their own food. It is a selection of classes from the Growing Gardeners Workshop Series, currently offered by City Sprouts and The Big Garden.
Download the booklet!
All classes are FREE and participants will receive a certificate upon completion of 12 classes. Get a punch card at any of the Growing Gardeners Workshops
How do I join the Urban Ag School?
Registration for all workshops is available at
GrowingGardeners.org. In order to receive the Urban Ag School certificate, simply complete 12 workshops on your punch card!
Who is Urban Ag School for?
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.
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.
Our Herbal Medicine Cabinet track teaches you the basics of various herbal medicinal remedies and how to create your own. Some of the classes include:
Canning Elderberry Syrup
Fruit & Herbal Vinegars
Tinctures & Syrups
Infusions & Salves
Winter Herbal First Aid