Gardening Workshop Mixer
Join us at The Flatbush Community Garden for an afternoon of workshops led by members of the garden. Then, we’ll all walk down to The Farm on Adderley for a cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres featuring ingredients from the garden.
DATE: Sunday, August 12th
TIME: 2:30 PM (workshops), 5:30 (cockail hour)
LOCATION: Flatbush Community Garden
(directions provided on registration)
COST: $45 / person (+ tax & gratuity)
We’ll meet at the garden and get the run-down on the garden’s inception. It’s a bit of a different story with the Flatbush Community Garden because it’s actually situated on private, not city-owned, land.
We’ll break into three groups and rotate through the following workshops:
I. DIY Gardening Indoors w/Karen Hawkins and Philip Rosenbloom
Just starting out? We’ll tell you all about growing things in your apartment and how to start seedlings, plant companions and more. More experienced? We’ll also talk about DIY mini greenhouse and alternative planters (shoe containers!) for your plants and how to make a self watering system and where to put your compost.
II. Backyard Propagation Workshop w/Nelson Ryland and Jack Ryland
Turn your backyard plants into a family business! Flatbush Fig Farm owner Nelson Ryland and his son Jack age 6 will serve you two varieties of local figs while teaching about 4 different methods of propagating backyard plants. We will use fig tree cuttings, miniature hostas, climbing hydrangea, Bronx grape vines, mint and black eyed susans, all which will be given away at the end of the class to participants.
III. Creating Elixers From Your Garden w/Erynn Sosinki & Christina DaCosta
Erynn Sosinski will teach you how to make your own lacto fermented soda! Learn how to use the power of whey to create fizzy beverages. Christina DaCosta will then discuss how to make simple syrups and shrubs from herbs and fruit that you can grow or buy and infusing herbs with alcohol for interesting cocktails. Samples will be had by all!
Space is limited!