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Gateway Greening Summer and Fall 2021 Workshop Schedule

If you are interesting in learning more about gardening, fruit trees, urban agriculture, and more check out the workshops below! They are all free you only need to register.

The workshops through 2021 all be done virtually through Zoom. You can sign-up for each workshop by clicking on the registration link for that workshop.

Summer Crops and Cover Crops
Thursday, April 29th at 6:00pm

Beat the heat of summer gardening and learn techniques that will keep your tomatoes and other summer crops flourishing. We will cover how to plant and maintain healthy summer crops, what pests and disease to look out for, and quick growing summer cover crops for empty beds.

This class will be virtual through Zoom. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/3816068393660/WN_PZM05AycTrSvLdtR2NpBOQ

Container Gardening Thursday, May 13th at 6:00pm

If you don’t have a ton of room or are looking at adding some more growing space, containers can be a great option. This class will cover the general rules of growing containers and then go over what plant varieties Gateway Greening recommends for gardening in containers.

This class will be virtual through Zoom. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/6016197334589/WN_QLu8CIvtRRy1VZeW20oo6g

Backyard Chicken Keeping
Thursday, May 20th at 6:00pm

Interested in getting backyard chickens? Or just want to learn more? This class will cover practical tips for starting out and keeping happy productive chickens at home or in the garden.

This class will be virtual through Zoom. Register here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/7016068395902/WN_4p8uOzr3SNK2N86yOTlsSg


Urban Orchard Harvest
Thursday, May 27th at 6:00pm


Learn when and how to properly harvest fruit from your urban orchard so you get the best-flavored fruit and don’t damage your plants potential to keep yielding for you in years to come. You will also learn the best practices for storing and preserving your orchard harvest. All Gateway Greening classes are free, open to the public. and registration is not required to attend.

This class will be virtual through Zoom. Register here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/7316197336221/WN_5uO1YsIHSsuMrOLxPweUhw


Pest Management and Companion Planting Thursday, June 10th at 6:00pm

Using proper pest management can keep your garden healthy and bountiful. The class will cover the basics of IPM (integrated pest management), what pests and diseases to look for, and the best techniques for community and home gardens. We will discuss pests for vegetables and fruit trees and give suggestions on what we find to be the best organic techniques to keep your plants healthy and strong!

This class will be virtual through Zoom. Register here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/3016197338161/WN_pmm5VXNPTsmfvFsCdsf5Ag

Summer Pruning for Tree and Cane Fruit Thursday, June 17th at 6:00pm

Summer pruning is an important step in the care of some fruiting plants including apples, european and asian pears, blackberries, and some raspberries in order to increase yields and also maintain a smaller size. Learn summer maintenance techniques to keep your plants yielding for years to come.

This class will be virtual through Zoom. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/4016068397011/WN_629jFhJ7R5ityiPc903FOw

Fall Vegetables and Cover Crops Thursday, August 19th at 6:00pm

August is the time to plant for fall! Gateway Greening staff will discuss what to plant in the fall, including vegetables and cover crop, to improve your garden for next year. We will also discuss techniques and tips we find to give your fall plants the best chance in the tough Midwest heat!

This class will be virtual through Zoom. Register here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/6016068398508/WN_EXHlqb-6Rui5syCPzSCo_g

Basics of Seed Saving Thursday, August 26 th at 6:00pm

Saving seeds year after year can be a great way to save money while also picking out the strongest varieties. This class will cover the how, what, and why of seed saving.

This class will be virtual through Zoom. Register here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/7216197340186/WN_XL3TNWmrQkWgrLuTLhp8ng