With this year's National Garden Festival well underway, Urban Roots Community Garden Center will be hosting their very own event this weekend to put the spotlight on the art of urban gardening.
"What's Growing On In Urban Gardening" will be hosted at the Urban Roots Community Garden Center, located at 428 Rhode Island Street, from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 14. The event will consist of several informal presentations on various topics related to gardening in the city. The atmosphere is meant to be laidback, with presenters stationed throughout the yard of the store so that visitors can wander through at their leisure and ask questions, rather than having formal discussions scheduled at specific times.
"Urban Roots decided to focus our workshops on topics related to gardening in an urban area because although not exclusively, many of our member owners and customers live in the city," said Kristen Armstrong, education committee co-chair at Urban Roots.
The topics will cover everything from beekeeping to container gardening for those who are working with limited growing space. The list of presenters and their topics is as follows:
• Urban Flocks--Monique Watts
• Beekeeping--Kitty Herrick
• Compost/Soil/Permaculture--Dave Majewski
• Everything About Roses--David Clark
• Growing Mushrooms--Richard Price
• Container/Vertical Gardening--Patti Jablonski-Dopkin
• Getting Ready for Garden Walk--Elizabeth Lipsitz
There will also be a table set up for those who are participating in Garden Walk weekend at the end of July to stop by for some last-minute tips and suggestions on getting their green space primed for the big weekend. Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo will also have a table set up to share information on their efforts to revitalize neighborhoods and reuse/beautify vacant land in the city.
For more information on this weekend's workshop, visit the Urban Roots website
or call 716-362-8982.