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 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 ecofriendly jute containers. 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.

South Health Campus
4448 Front Street, Calgary, AB
May 10 2017 6:00 – 7:00pm Cost $50

 

Summer Edible Planters – Bring your favourite container (approx. 14” diameter) or purchase one of our jute ecofriendly planter containers.


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 Calgary Farmers’ Market

510 77th Ave SE, Calgary, AB

May 13 2017

 

10:00 – 11:00 am 

 
     

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

 

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South Health Campus
4448 Front Street, Calgary, AB T3M 1M4
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: $30.00.

 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 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

Topics to be confirmed 
 South Health Campus
4448 Front Street, Calgary, AB Room 180010
 April 19 2017

7:30 – 9:00 pm

Topics to be confirmed

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 $5 in Market Bucks & a shopping bag to each single class registrant (up $15 maximum for any one participant registering for individual sessions). For participants registering for the entire program, the Market will provide $20 in Market Bucks & a shopping bag.  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.

Our garden is overflowing! That means lots of fun, gardening and cooking for your youngsters.  

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: Each child $20 per session 

LOCATION: Calgary Farmers’ Market 510 77th Ave SE
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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 flavor from your food and is an effective way to eat healthy.
Each class is 1.5 hours. Cost is $65 including all supplies

Mahogany Main Beach Club
29 Masters Park SE Calgary
May 4 2017 6:30 – 8:00 pm Cost $50 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.
Registration Opens April 1st
Mahogany Main Beach Club
29 Masters Park SE Calgary
May 25 2017
6:30 – 8:00 pm
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.
Registration Opens April 1st
     

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