The Urban Garden Education Series is a set of classes designed to help Detroiters of all ages grow, maintain, harvest, preserve, and eat fruits and vegetables from their urban gardens and farms. Classes are $3 for Garden Resource Program members and $5 for non-members.
Check out the full summer/fall line-up here.
PICKLING AND FERMENTATION: Sauerkraut, Pickles, Dilly Beans and More! Monday, September 28th, 6-8PM at New Prospect Baptist Church, 6330 Pembroke Ave south of 8 Mile west of Livernois What’s not to love about a salty pickle and a tangy batch of sauerkraut? Beyond the delicious flavors that they bring to your meals, pickling and fermenting is a great way to utilize and preserve the bounty of your vegetables from your garden. This workshop will cover the various methods that can be used to preserve vegetables and we’ll share tried and true recipes for sauerkraut, pickles, dilly beans and more!
EXPLORING OUR CARBON FOODPRINT: Cooking Seasonally, Eating Regionally. Monday, October 19th, 6-8PM City Temple SDA Church, 8816 Grand River Ave south of Joy Rd. Let’s shrink our carbon FOOD print! Did you know that the energy it takes to grow and transport food is one of the greatest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions? In this class we will discuss the role that food plays in global warming and what we can do to shrink that impact by growing and eating local.
HOME BREW: Making Craft Beer Detroit-Style. Thursday, October 22nd, 6-8PM at Batch Brewing Company 1400 Porter St. south of Michigan east of Trumbull We grow our own food, so why not make a local beverage to compliment it?! This DIY beer-making session will demonstrate the steps to make craft beer and highlight the ingredients that you can grow in your garden for your own special Detroit brew.
GRANT WRITING. Thursday, November 5th, 6-8 PM at the Repair the World/BUILD Offices 2701 Bagley Ave south of Michigan west of Rosa Parks Many Detroit gardens are growing bigger and better each year, but with this progress can also come the need for more resources to sustain the growth. This grant writing class will help you navigate the world of funding opportunities for community-based projects. Whether you need a small grant for a few supplies or a large grant to fund a major project, this class will help you create a budget, search for funding and put together your proposal to reach your goals.
RSVP Only! QUICHE’ NICHE: Cooking Quiches with Perennial Edibles. Monday, November 23rd 6-8PM at the Russell St Deli 2465 Russell St in Eastern Market north of I-75 As the weather starts to cool, we’re going to warm up the oven for a cooking class with Chef Jason Murphy of Russell Street Deli. Jason will show us how to make a perfectly crafted quiche full of our favorite perennial vegetables, like asparagus, sunchokes and garlic chives.
SAVORY PIE MAKING with Sister Pie. Monday, December 7th 6-8PM Location TBA Savory pies! Need we say more? Chefs from one of Detroit’s newest culinary destinations, Sister Pie, will inspire participants to take nutritious veggies and savory flavors from the garden to the oven with tasty recipes and tips for making pies. No cooking class is complete without samples…. again, need we say more?