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UGROW Garden Workshops

Join us for FREE workshops throughout the year to cultivate your growing skills!

Fall Gardening Workshops

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Native Planting

Sept 3rd. 9am-11am

Jeremiah's Inn (1059 Main St.)

Hands on workshop on the importance of native plants! All participants will receive native plants to take home to plant in their home or community garden spaces. 

Worcester Native Plant Initiative

Nikki Howell of Lady Fern Farm


Soil Health

Oct 15th, 11am-1pm

YouthGROW Farm (42 Lagrange St.)

Join the REC and guest speakers from NOFA to learn all about soil health and how to promote healthier soil in your own garden!

Sister Anna Gilbert-Muhammad & Sister Dora Miller of NOFA Mass

Summer Movie Night

Hometown Habitat Film

Oct 30th, 12pm-5pm

Broad Meadow Brook, Mass Audubon (414 Massasoit Rd)

Enjoy a film screening of Hometown Habitat, a 90-minute environmental documentary focused on educating about how and why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local ecosystems. There will be two screenings (12:30-2:30 and 3-5) with discussion following each screening. In between the two screenings, at 2:30, there will be a 20 minute garden tour of Broad Meadow Brook's native plantings.

Worcester Native Plant Initiative


Fall Farm Tour

Sept 14th, 4pm-5:30pm

YouthGROW Farm (42 Lagrange St.)

Join the REC for an insider's tour of the Main South YouthGROW farm! Come see the beautiful bounty being grown by REC YouthGROWers and learn how you can help combat food insecurity by getting involved.

YouthGROW Farm Staff

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Seed Saving

Oct 20th, 4pm-7pm

YouthGROW Farm (42 Lagrange St.)

Join the REC for an evening all about seed saving! Learn the ins and outs of how to save seeds from your own garden with expert Julie Keenan and learn about UGROW's new seed library project!

Julie Keenan of Lucky 13 Botanicals, Valeria Nyonkuru of Misigaro Farm

Organic Compost

Composting for Small Spaces

Oct 6th, 4:30pm-7pm

YouthGROW Farm (42 Lagrange St.)

Learn how to build a small, fast-acting compost pile with Alex Carpenter from Assawaga Farm, and Jack Loomis, Urban Agriculture Specialist. Learn the composting process, what to put in the pile, and how to manage it.

Alex Carpenter of Assagawa Farm, Caro Roszell & Jack Loomis of American Farmland Trust (AFT)

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Food Preservation

Oct 22nd, 10am-12pm

YouthGROW Farm (42 Lagrange St.)

Learn basic canning techniques with experts Dora Miller and Anna Gilbert-Muhammed. Participants will learn how to prepare and can fresh salsa via water bath canning. All ingredients and tools (including jars) will be provided.

Sister Anna Gilbert-Muhammad & Sister Dora Miller of NOFA Mass

Information about future workshop series coming soon!

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