Events & Classes

Seed St. Louis Events and Class Schedule

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

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Upcoming Events & Classes

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December 8, 2022

Enjoying Winter & Preparing for Spring

Enjoying Winter & Preparing for Spring
Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Although work in the orchard and garden have wound down for the year this can be one of the most fun times to be a gardener. This is a great time to look through seed catalogs and decide what to plant next year. Learn about what to look for, and what to avoid, when looking for new varieties of vegetables, fruits, and nuts. We will also talk about some gardening activities you can do inside over the winter like vermicomposting, microgreens, growing tropical edibles and growing herbs in pots. Register at the link below to receive the Zoom link to join.

Everyone
February 11, 2023

Community Agriculture Conference 2023
Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 8:00 am

The Community Agriculture Conference, which is both in-person and virtual this year, is an annual gathering for those from the gardening and urban agriculture communities. People of all ages and abilities are welcome to attend! For this 14th annual conference, we're excited to welcome Tyrean "Heru" Lewis from Heru Urban Farming as our keynote speaker.

The in-person conference will take place at the Delmar Divine, the location of Seed St. Louis' office and future Demonstration Garden from 8:00 am-3:00 pm. Tickets are $15 each and will include lunch. Scholarship registrations are available upon request. Local organizations will also be on-site with information tables. The keynote presentation and three select sessions will be streamed for free for virtual participants.

If you are attending virtually, make sure to register! Once we are closer to the event we will send all registrants the Zoom link and passcode to connect to the virtual sessions.

All the details, including all the session information, are listed at the link below.

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Previous Events & Classes

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October 13, 2022

Reuse in the Garden

Reuse in the Garden
Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Trash is a fact of life in our world. However, waste is a state of mind and as the old saying goes, one person's trash is another person's treasure. There are many ways to utilize items that would otherwise end up in a landfill in the garden or orchard. In this class Dean Gunderson, our Director of Education, covers some of our favorite ways to repurpose things in order to grow food and save money and resources while doing it.

Photo by Toni Easter.

Everyone
September 15, 2022

Getting the Most From Your Harvest

Getting the Most From Your Harvest
Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 6:00 pm

One of the most effective ways to increase the usable harvest from your garden, orchard, or even grocery purchases is to use all of it that you can. This class covers the enormous number of ways you can reduce food waste to increase your useable harvest. Dean Gunderson, Director of Education here at Seed St. Louis, covers planning your garden to stagger the harvest, and ways to maximize storage time, including varieties that naturally store longer. He also discusses how to utilize parts of plants you might not have known were edible and how to use them, things like cilantro roots, bean leaves, apple cores, and many more. Finally, he covers ways to use food scraps or food waste in other ways in the garden.

Everyone
September 14, 2022

Season Extension & Winter Gardening

Season Extension & Winter Gardening in Partnership with the St. Louis County Library
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 2:00 pm

Learn how to keep your plants growing through the winter months! Discover plants and varieties that do best in the late fall and winter, when you need to be planting, season extension techniques that can be done on any budget, and general tips and tricks for late season growing. Adults. Registration required. Participants will receive Zoom information via email immediately after registering. A recording of this live virtual program will be posted to YouTube within three business days.

Everyone
August 18, 2022

Winter Gardening & Overwintering Crops
Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Although it is generally thought of as the dormant season, it is entirely possible to harvest fresh food from your garden in the winter and early spring. However, to do that you need to plant those crops in the fall. Dean Gunderson, Director of Education here at Seed St. Louis covers what plants you can plant now to extend your harvest so you can eat fresh vegetables all year long. Watch the recording of this class at the link below.

Everyone
August 4, 2022

Fall Gardening
Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Fall is one of the best times to grow vegetables in St. Louis' climate however you need to plant things when it's still hot to get a good fall crop. Learn about what crops are best to grow in the fall and what you need to do to have a vibrant and abundant fall harvest from Dean Gunderson, Director of Education here at Seed St. Louis. Watch the recording of this class at the link below.

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Are you ready to volunteer at a Seed St. Louis garden? Volunteering with Seed St. Louis is a great hands-on way for individuals and groups to support their community.

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Seed St. Louis hosts over 40 free virtual classes throughout the year. Our staff provides a wide variety of classes for all gardening enthusiasts.

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