Grow Your Own Greens Playshop
Sunday April 3 1-3pm
Sunday May 15 1-3pm
@The Rooftop Garden at the Eco Collective 2042 W 21st Street, Chicago IL 60608
$25 RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or via the link below
Sunday May Everyone knows you should eat your greens. But many don’t know that harvesting them fresh right before eating allows the body to absorb maximum nutrients and plant sugars– as the plant is still alive as you eat it! Learning to grow your own veggies brings fresh, succulent greens into your kitchen, and impresses family and friends. Studies also show that getting your hands in dirt can help alleviate stress, tension and anxiety. Anyone looking to increase their health this spring by eating healthier & learning a bit of gardening is welcome! No previous experience with plants necessary.
In this class, students will learn how to grow their own fresh greens in an apartment window or balcony. Using recycled containers to help divert materials from the waste stream & reduce our carbon footprint, we’ll learn how to create our own potting soil, plant seeds effectively, and take care of the seedlings once sprouted. All participants will go home with 2 containers topped with lettuce, spinach, and/or arugula seeds that will sprout in 5-7 days. Greens will be ready to harvest in around 3 weeks, depending, and can be regrown if harvested carefully! An informational zine will also be provided for tips, tricks, and more information on how to take care of your seedling babies.