Education Series

To encourage Detroiters to grow thriving gardens and continue learning with safe social distancing during the COVID crisis all KGD classes have been moved online and are FREE through May.

Zoom Webinars, every Saturday @1pm, registration links below 

June 6th at 1pm – Farmer Q & A Livestream. Got questions about your garden or farm? KGD’s farmers will be on the call to answer all of your questions. Participants will be able to speak directly to them and even screen share photos of their garden problem in this live interactive webinar. REGISTER HERE

June 13th at 1pm – Rockin Rice: Tips for Growing Small Scale Grains. You don’t have to grow acres and acres of grains to get a decent harvest. Pounds of rice can be harvested from a single raised bed. Join this webinar with grain farmer John Edgerton of Harvest of Joy Farm to get the lowdown on types of grains we can grow and strategies to get a good harvest. REGISTER HERE

Previously offered webinars are also available free! 

FORAGING IN THE D For much of human history, humans have relied on gathering wild growing edible plants for our daily nourishment. Join us on a journey into learning all about common “weeds” that are nutritious, edible, and medicinal plants that you can find growing wild all over Detroit.

GROW WITH ME, AT HOME Interested in starting a garden with your young child but not sure what to do? Learn the basics of starting and growing your veggie garden. This video covers basic soil preparation, planting, watering and maintenance. It also helps caregivers incorporate fine and gross motor skills, as well as counting and color recognition in the garden setting.

TIPS FOR GROWING HOT CROPS Tomatoes, Cukes, Beans, Melons, Eggplant, Herbs! Now is the time to plant hot crops, tune in to learn tips for trellising, staking, and dealing with common pests and diseases. 

GROWING VEGETABLES IN CONTAINERS Don’t have much space? No worries, grow in containers! Let’s dive in to learn the best soil types, appropriate container size, and tips for selecting plants that will thrive in containers. 

COMPOSTING BASICS Compost is good for the planet and good for your plants! Learn the nitty gritty on turning food scraps and yard waste into a high value resource for your garden. You can do this! 

CARING FOR COLD CROPS Did you just plant cold weather seeds and plants? Tune into this webinar for maintenance tips and pest management strategies for each of the early season plants that were distributed through the Garden Resource Program. 

INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING Learn what it takes to start, maintain, harvest and care for a bee hive. Topics include: biology of bees, honey production and the structure of the hive.

GARDENING PLANNING Do you have a plan for your garden? Explore ways to increase and extend your harvest by staggering your crop plantings.

RAINWATER COLLECTION BASICSTake a look at the options that gardeners have to safely collect and use rain water in the city.

URABAN GARDENING 101 Today more than ever people are finding value in growing their own food. Learn the basics of starting a garden including how to prep your soil, spacing, and watering.

STARTING SEEDS INDOORS Many of the crops we can grow here in Michigan need to be started indoors in order for them to mature during our growing season. Learn the simple tools and methods needed to grow out your own transplants at home.

FRUIT TREE PRUNING Learn how to prune your fruit trees so they stay healthy and productive for years to come!

%d bloggers like this: