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 2016 summer line-up here.
SUN SALUTATIONS: Yoga For Gardeners. Saturday, September 24th, 1-3PM at Hubbard Farms Community Garden, 1453 Hubbard St south of Vernor west of W. Grand Blvd. Gardening is good for our health but sometimes a pulled weed or a wheelbarrow full of compost can leave us sore and aching. Yoga is a great tool to help us do garden work and avoid aches and pains. Join fellow gardener and yoga instructor Erin Shawgo as she shares garden asanas to keep our weed pulling pain free. No experience necessary.
WILD FERMENTATION: Sauerkraut, Pickles and More with The Brinery. Thursday, September 29th, 6-8PM at Brightmoor Artisans Community Kitchen, 22735 Fenkell Ave west of Lahser. Fermentation is an easy, healthy way to preserve vegetables using a little salt, some patience, and a lot of love. After covering the roles fermented foods has played throughout history, we will work together to learn how to create wonderful fermented snacks (such as sauer kraut, kim chi, pickles and dilly beans). This class will be complete with a taste testing of course!
FANTASTIC FALAFAL: Classic Lebanese Cooking. Thursday, October 13th, 6-8PM at New Mt Zion MBC, 2201 Elmhurst St, west of the Lodge south of Davison. Lebanese food is a fantastic combination of fresh ingredients, herbs and spices with many delicious vegetarian options. In this class we will share home style recipes for Lebanese classics including: falafal, hummus, tabouli, fattoush and more. Come with an appetite.
GRANT WRITING. Thursday, November 3rd, 6-8 PM at Repairthe World 2701 Bagley Ave south of Vernor west of Rosa Parks. Many community-based gardening and greening projects are eligible for grant, crowd sourcing, and fundraising opportunities but the process to apply and secure funds can sometimes be overwhelming. You can do it! With a little coaching on planning, creating a budget, finding grants and putting together a proposal you could be well on your way to getting funding for your project.
HERBTASTIC!: Making Teas, Tinctures, and Salves. Tuesday, November 15th, 6-8PM at Genesis Hope Church 7200 Mack at E. Grand Blvd. Simple garden recipes have been used for health and beauty for centuries. Homemade herbal teas, tinctures, and salves are not only impressive but can be used for medicinal, cosmetic, or nutritional purposes. Learn new and wonderful ways to take advantage of your garden spices and herbs. In this class you will learn how to whip up teas, tinctures, and salves using easy time-saving tactics.
TASTE OF ETHIOPIA: Cooking Ethiopian Food with Chef Phil Jones. Monday, December 5th, 6-8PM at Calvary Baptist Church, 1000 Robert Bradby Dr at McDougall and Lafayette. Ethiopian food YUM! A typical meal includes a variety of vegetarian and meat dishes which you pick up and eat with delightful spongy flat bread called injera. Joins us for this class where Chef Phil Jones will take us on a journey through Ethiopian flavors and recipes.