Sow. Grow. Learn. Cultivate Your Potential.

Gardening Classes

Edible Planters

Create attractive and edible planter arrangements that will decorate your doorstep and your kitchen table.  We will show you this fun method of growing your own food without taking out grass for a garden.  Great for those living in apartments and small spaces or students with an interest in eating locally. 

Compost and an assortment of edible plants will be provided.  Bring your own planter (about 12-14 inches in diameter) or purchase one of our eco-friendly jute containers or apple basket. The jute bags with a square bottom to stand upright on your front step or patio are completely breathable. This allows air to enter the root zone, creating a healthy environment for the roots. Roots are naturally air pruned as they reach the edge of the container, allowing uptake of more water and nutrient to the plant.

Price includes all plant material.

Jute bag and apple baskets available at cost of $25 each.

 

 

 

South Health Campus
4448 Front Street, Calgary, AB
May 10 2017

6:00 – 7:00pm

Cost $50

 

 
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 Calgary Farmers’ Market

510 77th Ave SE, Calgary, AB

May 13 2017

10:00 – 11:00 am 

Cost $50

 
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Straw Bale Veggie Garden

Haven’t got room for a veggie garden?  Not to worry, we will show you how to plant a vegetable garden in a mini straw bale that can sit right on your doorstep or balcony.  This workshop will give you wholesome veggies for healthy eating throughout the summer.  Bring a hand trowel, pliers and gardening gloves.

COST: $60.  Price includes all plant material, straw bale and soil.

Calgary Farmers’ Market

510 77th Ave SE, Calgary, AB

June 10 2017

 

10:00 – 11:00 am

 

Register
South Health Campus
4448 Front Street, Calgary, AB 
June 7 2017

 

6:00 – 7:00 pm

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Grow ‘n Learn

Poppy Innovations’ partners with local experts to host a variety of gardening classes and seminars. From perennial vegetables, unusual edibles, reducing food waste and activities including starting hardy veggies, preserving to reduce food waste and kitchen gardening, our Grow ‘n Learn events are for beginner and seasoned gardeners alike.

COST: $30

 South Health Campus
4448 Front Street, Calgary, AB Room 180010
 March 22 2017

7:30 – 9:00 pm

 Square Foot Gardening by Janet Melrose, Calgary Cottage Gardener

Starting Your Seedlings in Newspaper Pots by Sharon McCormick, Poppy Innovations

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South Health Campus
4448 Front Street, Calgary, AB Room 180010
April 5 2017

7:30 – 9:00 pm

 

Soil Science: Get Your Garden Soil Ready for Planting by Joanna, Spruce It Up Garden Centre

Make Your Own Seed Tape by Sharon McCormick, Poppy Innovations

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 South Health Campus
4448 Front Street, Calgary, AB Room 180010
 April 19 2017

7:30 – 9:00 pm

 

Invasive Plants and How to Avoid Purchasing Potentially Problem Plant Species by Sarah Nevill, Executive Director/Invasive Plants Program Coordinator, Weaselhead/Glenmore Park Preservation Society

Plants for Growing in Calgary’s Climate by Graham Waugh, Salad Spinners

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Introducing our new kids garden club, thanks to our partners at the Calgary Farmers’ Market and Agrium. Poppy Innovations’ is launching this garden club for kids aged 4 to 12 to get their hands dirty this summer. Learning how to sow, grow, harvest and prepare food will help kids develop gardening and cooking skills and empower them to make healthy food choices throughout their lives and inspire children’s natural curiosity to try new vegetables and fruit.

The Calgary Farmers’ Market will provide Market Bucks & a shopping bag to children registered for the FULL program. Market bucks are accepted like cash by all Market vendors.  Enjoy your market bucks to quietly shop while your child is participating in the garden club or purchase goodies with your young ones to show you what they learned and make their delicious recipe at home.

SPRING SALE! Join us at the Calgary Farmers’ Market between 11 am – 2 pm to sign up for Full Program and receive further $10 off. 

July 6, 13, 20, 27  August 3, 10, 17, 24

TIME: 9:30 – 10:30 am Ages 4 to 8 

            11:00 am – 12:00 pm  Ages 9 to 12

COST: FULL program $120 for all 8 sessions per child; or register for individual sessions $20 per session per child

LOCATION: Calgary Farmers’ Market 510 77th Ave SE
Register Individual Dates
 
Register for Full Program


Each class will feature specific seasonal produce enabling participants to learn how to grow it and a hands-on cooking class to learn how prepare a recipe using those seasonal ingredients. Eating foods in season allows you to gain the most nutrition and flavour from your food and is an effective way to eat healthy.
Each class is 1.5 hours. Price includes all supplies.

Kitchen at The Shooting Edge
510 77th Ave SE Calgary
April 8 2017 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cost $75
Learn how to grow and cook produce well suited for our climate. Growing edibles and learning a variety of cooking methods for maintaining flavour and nutrients. This class will cover growing and cooking greens, nightshade and brassica vegetables. Registration Opens Soon
Mahogany Main Beach Club
29 Masters Park SE Calgary
May 4 2017 6:30 – 8:00 pm 

 

Cost: $94 (discounts for Mahogany Residents)

Cool Season Plants “Greens”
Preferring cooler soil and moderate temperatures, start your planting in the spring with cool season veggies such as spinach, kale, Asian greens and lettuce. Helping to lower cholesterol, provide vitamins and fibre these veggies are important to include in your meals everyday.
To register go to http://www.mahoganyhoa.com/events-programs/hoa-programs/
Mahogany Main Beach Club
29 Masters Park SE Calgary
May 25 2017
6:30 – 8:00 pm Cost: $94 (discounts for Mahogany Residents)
Warm Season Plants “Reds”
Plants that thrive in the heat of the summer include peppers, tomatoes, chilies. Rich in vitamin C and carotenoids these vegetables provide antioxidants for our body and are staples in many of our kitchens. Join us to prepare these veggies to make the most of their nutrients.
To register go to http://www.mahoganyhoa.com/events-programs/hoa-programs/
     

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