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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) filled with potting soil.

Price includes all plant material.

South Health Campus
4448 Front Street, Calgary, AB
May 25, 2016, 6:00 – 7:00 pm Cost $50 Summer Edible Planters – Bring your favourite container (approx. 14” diameter) filled with potting soil.
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Calgary Farmers’ Market 510 77th Ave SE, Calgary, AB May 28, 2016, 10:00 – 11:30 am Cost $50 Summer Edible Planters – Bring your favourite container (approx. 14” diameter) filled with potting soil.
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South Health Campus
4448 Front Street, Calgary, AB 
Aug 18 2016, 6:00 – 7:00pm Cost $50 Fall Edible Planter – Bring your favourite container (approx. 14” diameter) filled with potting soil.
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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: $50.  Price includes all plant material, straw bale and soil.

Calgary Farmers’ Market 510 77th Ave SE, Calgary, AB June 11 2016, 10:00 – 11:30 am Register
South Health Campus
4448 Front Street, Calgary, AB T3M 1M4
June 15 2016, 6:00 – 7:00 pm Register

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: $25.00.

     
South Health Campus
4448 Front Street, Calgary, AB Room 180010
Finished for 2016. Check back in 2017 Register
     

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.  

The garden club will meet on Thursdays throughout the months of July and August at the Calgary Farmers’ Market.  Activities will be lead by Poppy Innovations joined by various vendors at the Market and guest presenters from Agrium.  Your child will be involved in cultivating our planter garden to learn all about plants, nutrition needed for healthy plants and healthy bodies, preparing nutritious child-friendly recipes with fresh produce, games and other activities to 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.

Everyone is welcome to join in our Planting Bee taking place at the Calgary Farmers’ Market on June 4th 2016 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Come by and help us plant our garden and join in lots more gardening and craft activities.  

Sign up for all the dates to receive a discount or just sign up for one or more. Come grow with us!
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