Gardening Workshops & Plant Sales
Plant sales and workshops are at our shop at The Newton, 300 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85013. 602.279.9510.
Click on the SIGN UP NOW link on any individual workshop to register. Don’t delay because they fill quickly. All class materials are included in price, unless otherwise stated. This list is chronological.
Cancellation policy: No refunds or store credits will be issued if you can’t attend a class. Instructors work in advance to prepare materials and they are paid whether or not you attend. No exceptions. You are welcome to send someone in your place. Please let us know in advance.
Sunday, August 27, Noon. The most important step for a successful garden happens before you ever plant. Soil preparation is the key to having a healthy, prolific garden, yet it is a step that many people bypass. Local gardening guru Gregory Ware will demystify the mystery of good soil. He will take your through every step needed to prepare for your fall/winter garden. This class includes packages of enough locally produced organic fertilizer and soil sulfur to cover a 100 square foot garden. You’ll add your new-found knowledge of building healthy soil plus your own organic material such as compost or manure, and you will be set to grow! Check out our blog post on soil and water then come to this two-hour class. SIGN UP NOW.
Sunday, September 17, Noon to 3 p.m. – Sunday, September 17, noon to 3:00 p.m. This is the time to start your fall garden, so grower Gregory Ware will be here with a truckload of his healthy, organic vegetable and herb plants. Take this opportunity to snag some of Gregory’s locally grown unusual plant varieties. Will will update this post with a list of plants he’ll be bringing as we get closer to the Plant Sale date.
Sunday, September 24, Noon. What a wonderful luxury to step outside your door and snip fresh herbs for your next meal. It’s a treat we can all enjoy. Our resident plant grower Gregory Ware will help you plant and will teach you to grow a plentiful pot that includes all the herb basics: parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. Gregory will share best practices so your herbs will flourish and can harvest them all season long. This is a three-hour class, and you’ll want to bring your gardening gloves (or purchase them here ). Everyone will take home an herb pot that will flourish and provide flavor for upcoming holiday meals. This is a three-hour class. SIGN UP NOW.
Saturday, September 30, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. We get many questions about challenges in the garden that relate to bugs, noxious weeks and annoying critters. So we’ve planned a day that you can come in and our “big gun” – Gregory Ware – will work with you on all garden bugaboos. Gregory will listen to your questions, check out your chewed leaves and attempt to answer all your pest-related queries. You should bring samples or photos – a cut branch, an ugly insect (in a baggie or jar, please) – because it’s much easier to diagnose a problem when the offender or damage can be seen. This is a casual, walk-in event and you will likely learn lots from other people’s questions. Gregory will be in the store from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s all FREE.
Sunday, October 1, Noon. Fall is our largest growing season in the desert southwest. Homegrown veggies taste better and recent studies show they are more nutritious. Local grower Gregory Ware will be here to share his considerable knowledge about fall and winter season gardening, choosing appropriate varieties, plant placement, pest issues, watering guidelines, and best practices for growing and harvesting. This is a very useful workshop for both first-time gardeners and seasoned growers. Each participant will take home four of Gregory’s wonderful organic veggie plants. Everyone is encouraged to share experiences and ask questions. This is a two-hour class, but sometimes goes longer because we want to answer all your questions. SIGN UP NOW.
Sunday October 8, Noon. This is a class that fills up every season. Gregory Ware will teach you the best practices for growing fresh and tasty greens in a container. Gregory Ware will teach you the best practices for growing fresh and tasty greens in a container you can keep right outside the kitchen door. You’ll learn planting and harvesting techniques that will ensure you enjoy three months of salads from just one planting. In this workshop you will plant and take home a generous mix of lettuces that will grow into a bounty of healthy meals. Fill your patio or balcony with pretty greens! This is a two-hour class. SIGN UP NOW.
Sunday, October 15, Noon to 3 p.m. – Fall planting season has started. Gregory Ware will be here with a selection of young appropriate bulbs (think saffron crocus and paperwhites), herb plants, and vegetable seedlings. His selection is likely to include: arugula, a wide variety of kales, a nice selection of broccoli and many assorted lettuce varieties. We will post a more complete list of varieties as the sale nears. You can also buy soils, organic fertilizers and controls, tools and shade cloth at the sale.