Workshops

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Gateway Greening Spring 2021 Workshop Schedule

The workshops through April all be done virtually through Zoom. You can sign-up for each workshop by clicking on the registration link for that workshop.

Garden Failures
Thursday, January 21st at 6:00pm

In life and in gardening, failures can often be more valuable than successes. During this class, you will hear about different gardening failures experienced by even the most seasoned gardeners. Panelists will include a home gardener, a community gardener, a farmer, and Gateway Greening staff. A Q & A will follow their garden failure stories. This class will be virtual through Zoom. Register here:


This class will be virtual through Zoom. Register here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/6116082340676/WN_Ub_gK_MoSzau9QWo7CkU_A


Starting Seedlings
Thursday, January 28th at 6:00pm

If you are thinking about starting seedlings you should take this workshop. January and February is the time start seedlings. We will cover the basics of starting seeds, what is needed for growing healthy seedlings, and general tips and tricks!


This class will be virtual through Zoom. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/1616067555669/WN_8UnpJmiaR9akUi-Tfuw2Xw


Fruit Tree Grafting
Thursday, February 4th at 6:00pm

Grafting is the technique of joining fruit trees to rootstock to propagate. This technique has been the way to propagate fruit trees for thousands of years. Matt Lebon of Custom Foodscaping (https://www.customfoodscaping.com/) will go over the basics of grafting and how you can start grafting in your backyard or community space. If you are interested in starting grafting or just learning more about the technique this is the class!


This class will be virtual through Zoom. Register here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/8516073570454/WN_3Fq3L3CmSxWRSTsacPEWbg

Planning the School Garden
Tuesday, February 9th at 5:00pm

This class will help you reflect on your school garden goals and consider how that impacts planting. We will discuss plants that work best with youth and other gardening practices that will allow you to maximize production.


This class will be virtual through Zoom. Register here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/5016100419238/WN_ZG69bWMKSSOSeO9dLjmcow


Dormant Fruit Tree Pruning
Thursday, March 4th at 6:00pm

This is the most important time to prune your fruit and nut trees. Come and learn the basics of how to prune them properly so you can keep your orchard growing strong.

This class will be virtual through Zoom. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/8916068390088/WN_75dthGElRZapu35wKX7Dtg


Gardening 101
Thursday, March 18th at 6:00pm

New to gardening or just need a refresher? This class mainly covers vegetable gardening. Going into what crops work for different seasons, how to read seed packs, basic pest management, what crops do best in our region, and some specific tips on finicky crops such as tomatoes and squash.

This class will be virtual through Zoom. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/2416067553660/WN_naruf9_xSY634EQ1y52oxA


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Orchard Pest and Disease Management
Thursday, March 25th at 6:00pm

Pests and disease can be a major problem for many fruit and nut trees in St. Louis. Come and learn the holistic management system that Gateway Greening uses that will manage pests and disease.

This class will be virtual through Zoom. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/3416068390819/WN_ELTHRkrXSveXkAsdNYp88Q

Cultivating Culturally-Relevant Learning in the Garden
Tuesday, April 13th at 5:00pm

School gardens are a great place to teach academic standards while cultivating community. This class will highlight using the garden to create engaging, experiential learning opportunities that are rooted in cultural relevancy and community.

This class will be virtual through Zoom. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/8416101188385/WN_bxbtaKq9TlW_YFqU4wHG_Q


Spring Crops and Planning Your Growing Space
Thursday, April 15th at 6:00pm

We will cover how to prepare your garden for the growing season and then how to create a plan to keep your garden producing all year! We dig deep on the best crops and techniques for springtime in Missouri and how to keep your vegetables healthy.

This class will be virtual through Zoom. Register here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/7016068391655/WN_KmofK13FQp-IqkVPfdr_aw


Summer Crops and Cover Crops
Thursday, April 29th at 6:00pm

Beat the heat of summer gardening and learn techniques that will keep your tomatoes and other summer crops flourishing. We will cover how to plant and maintain healthy summer crops, what pests and disease to look out for, and quick growing summer cover crops for empty beds.

This class will be virtual through Zoom. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/3816068393660/WN_PZM05AycTrSvLdtR2NpBOQ


Backyard Chicken Keeping
Thursday, May 20th at 6:00pm

Interested in getting backyard chickens? Or just want to learn more? This class will cover practical tips for starting out and keeping happy productive chickens at home or in the garden.

This class will be virtual through Zoom. Register here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/7016068395902/WN_4p8uOzr3SNK2N86yOTlsSg