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Creating More Resilient Gardens Workshop Oct. 19th!

Want to learn techniques to make your garden more resilient even in times of extreme rain, drought, and heat?

Join Piedmont Picnic with two local gardening experts, Will Hooker and Jeana Myers, to learn their top tips for more resilient gardens!

Register here!

This 2-hour hands-on gardening workshop is great for beginners looking to master some important gardening basics or for more experienced growers looking to learn new techniques for a more resilient and independent garden! You’ll learn top tips from these two local and nationally-renowned gardening experts to make our gardens more resilient in the face of changing climate impacts, including protecting soils, swales, mulch, providing shade and shade structures, irrigation, and more!

Reserve your spot here.

As we 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 a more resilient garden at home.
  • Information on protecting soils, swales, mulch, providing shade and shade structures, irrigation, and more to keep your garden growing through the weather extremes.

We’re excited to be at Raleigh City Farm for this workshop – a hub for local food and community as well as a beautiful outdoor urban farm location!

Foragable Raleigh. This workshop is one of a pair we’re hosting this fall as part of a Foragable Raleigh series to connect us more with our local foodways and build resilience and community through food. Foragable Raleigh is a part of the Foragable Communities initiative.

About the partners:

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.

Will Hooker and Jeana Myers are a husband and wife dynamic duo of gardening expertise that we are lucky to have right here in Raleigh. Jeana Myers is a Wake County Extension agent of Agriculture and Horticulture who educates people on growing their own food every day and Will Hooker is a professor emeritus of horticulture from NCSU and nationally-renowned permaculture expert.

Piedmont Picnic seeks to connect people to their food through hands-on programming that builds skills and builds community. Learn how to produce your favorite food and drink while at the same time being rooted in the relevant history behind our local food traditions, people, and place.

Note: This workshop takes place rain or shine. Please dress comfortably for the weather and ready to get your hands dirty!

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Grow Your Own Microgreens Workshop Oct. 3!

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!

Reserve your spot here.

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!

Join us by reserving a ticket here. 

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!

Join us!

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!

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Pollinators in the Piedmont: Picnic + Planting at Mystic Farm + Distillery on April 13th!

Want to have a picnic BY the bees while you learn to plant a picnic FOR the bees?

Learn how to grow pollinator-friendly plants while helping to install a pollinator habitat at Mystic Farm & Distillery! Sample from a pollinator picnic where you can taste drinks and treats made from honey and flowers along with samples of Mystic spirits!

RESERVE YOUR FREE SPOT HERE.

Join the local-food educators from Piedmont Picnic Project and the bee-loving expert of Apiopolis at Mystic Farm & Distillery for this two-hour hands-on pollinator gardening workshop and picnic — great for folks looking to learn new gardening skills, learn more about pollinator-friendly practices, or just taste and learn about food and drink you can make with honey and wildflowers! As we get our hands dirty and taste these goodies, we’ll also learn more about the history of bees & beekeeping and their importance in our world today.

What you’ll take away:

  • New knowledge and hands-on skills to grow pollinator plants along with seeds for pollinator-friendly plants to get you started at home.
  • New experiences of food and drink made with honey and wildflowers (and spirits!) as well as recipes for you to replicate the same treats on your own.

RESERVE YOUR FREE SPOT HERE.

About the Partners:

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.

                  

This workshop is the third in a four-part series of Foragable Durham events and workshops at Mystic Farm & Distillery designed to teach important skills that connect you more with your local food community and environment! Foragable Durham is a part of the Foragable Communities initiative.

Piedmont Picnic Project seeks to connect people to their food through hands-on programming that builds skills and builds community. Learn how to produce your favorite food and drink while at the same time being rooted in the relevant history behind our local food traditions, people, and place.

Apiopolis is a non-profit urban bee sanctuary in Raleigh. Their mission is to improve the health and habitat of honeybees and native pollinators, and to form dynamic collaborations that promote the well being of our entire community in a holistic, inclusive, and joyful manner.

Mystic Farm & Distillery is located in the heart of the Research Triangle on a 22-acre site. They transform local grains and botanicals into finely crafted spirits, including bourbon liqueur, bourbon, and gin.

Note: This workshop takes place rain or shine. Weather-permitting, we will be outdoors working in the soil. Please dress comfortably for the weather and ready to get your hands dirty.

RESERVE YOUR FREE SPOT HERE.

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Bottomless Salad Gardening Workshop at Raleigh City Farm on March 9th!

Want to grow a continuous supply of your very own fresh, nutritious, and tasty salad greens all spring long?

Learn how to plant once and harvest again and again! Take home a “salad bowl” upcycled container garden you planted yourself!

Join Piedmont Picnic Project at Raleigh City Farm for this two-hour hands-on gardening workshop — great for beginners looking to plant their first veggies or experienced gardeners looking to learn new methods! As we get our hands dirty on this farm in the city, we’ll also learn more about the history of how Raleighites have been growing their own food for generations.

Eventbrite - Bottomless Salad Gardening Workshop

Date And Time

Sat, March 9, 2019
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Location

Raleigh City Farm
800 North Blount Street
Raleigh, NC 27604

Skills you’ll learn:

  • Everything you need to know to start plants from seeds – in containers or straight into the ground.
  • What plants you can plant when this spring.
  • How to choose the right container, soil, and environment to match your plants.
  • What you need to turn an upcycled container into an attractive and functional pot for your plants.
  • How to grow spring salad greens using the “cut and come again” continuous growing method.

What you’ll take away:

  • New knowledge and hands-on skills to grow your own veggies at home.
  • A planting guide handout to know what to plant when.
  • Your very own upcycled container garden planted with salad greens to harvest all spring long.

This workshop is the first in a monthly series of Piedmont Picnic workshops at Raleigh City Farm this spring designed to each teach an important skill for producing and preserving your own food!

Eventbrite - Bottomless Salad Gardening Workshop

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.

Elizabeth Weichel 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 has carved out her own little urban homestead right here in Raleigh – growing, foraging, and preserving her own food all on a small lot in the city and working toward total fruit and veggie independence. She’ll teach you all of the hands-on skills you need to have your own little homestead – whether it’s the size of a single container garden or an entire yard!

Note: This workshop takes place outdoors at the beautiful Raleigh City Farm – a working farm right in downtown Raleigh! Please dress comfortably for the weather and ready to get your hands dirty.

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Join us! Gardening Principles + Permaculture May 31!

 

Looking for a solid foundation in key gardening principles? Ever wondered about permaculture as a technique for your garden?

Join Piedmont Picnic Project for this Gardening Principles + Permaculture workshop with special guest instructors – Jeana Myers, Wake County Horticulture Extension Agent, and Will Hooker, professor emeritus NCSU Horticulture and local permaculture expert – to learn more at this workshop on Thursday, May 31 at Raleigh City Farm!

Reserve your spot here.

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CANCELLED Good Bug, Bad Bug? Workshop April 26

Is that a good bug or a bad bug for your garden? How do you attract more good bugs and why are they important?

Join Piedmont Picnic Project for a Good Bug, Bad Bug? workshop with special guest instructor, Alison Reeves of the NCSU Agroecology Education Farm on Thursday, April 26 at Raleigh City Farm! Learn all about garden bugs – pests, beneficials, and pollinators!

Learn to make sticky traps to catch bugs at home and take home seeds for pollinator-friendly plants!

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Join us! How to Grow your own Microgreens Workshop on March 29!

Ever wondered about microgreens – what they are or how to grow your own?

Join Piedmont Picnic Project for our upcoming Grow Your Own Microgreens workshop with special guest instructor, Tami Purdue of Sweet Peas Urban Gardens on March 29 at Raleigh City Farm! Learn all about these intensely flavored, super nutritious, and strikingly beautiful tiny edibles!

Take home a tray of your microgreen of choice to start yourself at home.

Reserve your spot here.

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Know your Roots: Intro to Soil + Composting | Thursday, October 26, 6-7:30 PM | Raleigh City Farm

Join us for our Soil Building + Composting Workshop at Raleigh City Farm on Thursday, October 26.

Wondering what you would need to do to start building your own soil at home? We can help!

Fall is a great time to focus on building up your soil for seasons to come.

Join us to learn the basics of soil building, including composting, lasagna gardening, cover crops, and more!

We’ll send you home with a thorough knowledge of soil-building basics and handouts to help get you started.

We are able to provide tickets at this low rate thanks to the generosity of the Oakwood Garden Club.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT HERE TO JOIN US.

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Know your Roots: Fall into Winter Gardening | Thursday, September 28, 6-7:30 PM | Raleigh City Farm

Join us for our Fall into Winter Gardening Workshop at Raleigh City Farm on Thursday, September 28.

Wondering if gardening season is over now that fall has come? It’s not!

Stretch the harvest and get the most out of your garden by growing in all four seasons! Learn lessons from a time in history when stretching the harvest was critical – WWII victory gardens. Go home with everything you need to know to grow for fall and into winter, with a free planting guide, AND a fall veggie container garden to get you started.

We are able to provide tickets at this low rate thanks to the generosity of the Oakwood Garden Club.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT HERE TO JOIN US.

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Know your Roots: Preparing the Summer Garden Workshop on May 25 @ Raleigh City Farm

Know your Roots: Preparing the Summer Garden | Thursday, May 25, 6-7:30 PM | Raleigh City Farm

Join us for the next workshop of our spring Know Your Roots gardening series at Raleigh City Farm — Preparing the Summer Garden Workshop!

Afraid you’re too late to put in a summer garden?  Already planted your summer veggies, but not interested in spending the summer’s hottest months weeding and watering?  Had trouble keeping your garden thriving through the summer heat in the past?

This workshop is for you!  We’ll guide you through everything you need to plant a summer garden and keep it going through the most brutal parts of the summer heat.  We’ll send you home with a planting guide for June and a handout full of tips for a thriving summer garden.

Information will cover:
-What you can still plant now for harvests THIS summer and how to plant them.
-Strategies to conserve water in your garden and plant varieties that will resist drought and thrive in heat.
-Local history about Raleigh’s plant and garden past!

Reserve your spot here!

We are able to provide tickets at this low rate thanks to the generosity of the Oakwood Garden Club.

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