Want to learn a simple technique to grow your own super-nutritious and tasty microgreens?
Join Piedmont Picnic with the founder and owner of Sweet Peas Urban Gardens to learn everything you need to know to grow these tiny and flavorful nutritional powerhouses at home!
This 1.5-hour hands-on gardening workshop is great for beginners looking for a simple way to start growing your own food (even in small spaces!) or for more experienced growers looking to learn new techniques from a local expert! You’ll learn everything you need to know about how to grow your own microgreens at home AND take home a handout and kit you plant with us to get you started. Enjoy samples of microgreens and learn more about ways to incorporate them into your table and the nutritional benefits of these small but mighty greens!
We’re excited to be at Rebus Works for this workshop – a hub for local food and community as well as a very cool indoor space with wine, beer, and coffee available for purchase! As we taste and try our hand at growing these yummy foods, we’ll also learn more about the history and traditions around them in our local Raleigh community.
What you’ll take away:
- New knowledge and hands-on skills to grow microgreens at home.
- Ideas to incorporate microgreens into your table.
- Samples to taste in class and a microgreen kit you plant in class to take home!
This workshop is one of many we are hosting at Rebus Works – each designed to each teach an important skill for producing and preserving your own food!
About the instructors:
We believe you’ll enjoy your food more if you know the story behind it! Here’s how we’ll each help you do that.
Tami Purdue of Sweet Peas Urban Gardens Tami started Sweet Peas on her own residential property, and this urban farm is now located less than 2 miles from downtown Raleigh. The team grows over fifty-five varieties of microgreens and vegetable shoots exemplifying the precepts of the urban farm movement. The team believes that urban farming is fundamental to the creation of healthy, sustainable food production for our growing metropolitan society.
Elizabeth Weichel of Piedmont Picnic has a background in public history and specializes in local history. She’ll help us to remember the ways that everything old is new again – growing, preserving, and fermenting your own food might be trendy now, but it’s nothing new! Learn how it all fits into the larger story of our local history.
Amanda Matson of Piedmont Picnic has carved out her own little urban homestead right here in Raleigh – growing, foraging, preserving, and fermenting her own food all on a small lot in the city — working toward total fruit and veggie independence and a nearly all-local table. She’ll teach you all of the hands-on skills you need to have your own little taste of homestead life – whether it’s adding home-fermented goodies to your table or farming your entire yard!