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

Everyone
February 13, 2024

Starting Seedlings in Partnership with the St. Louis County Library

Starting Seedlings in Partnership with the St. Louis County Library
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 2:00 pm

Explore the basics of starting seeds, what is needed for growing healthy seedlings, and general tips and tricks! Registration required. Participants will receive Zoom information via email immediately after registering. A recording of this virtual program will be posted to YouTube within three business days. This class is in partnership with the St. Louis County Library.

Everyone
February 17, 2024

Community Agriculture Conference

Community Agriculture Conference
Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 8:30 am

The Community Agriculture Conference is an annual event to learn about all things gardening and urban agriculture. Gardeners of all levels are welcome to attend! The conference will be both in-person and virtual. The keynote presentation and three select sessions will be streamed for free for those who are not able to attend in person. For this 15th annual conference, we’re excited to welcome Chris Smith, executive director of The Utopian Seed Project as well as the author of the book The Whole Okra, as our keynote speaker!

Thank you to our 2024 Conference Sponsors Forrest Keeling Nursery, DIG Annuals and Perennials, Custom Foodscaping and Branneky True Value Hardware! Learn more about the conference, including the breakout session information, at the link below.

In-Person Conference Location: Delmar Divine, 5501 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63112

Everyone
February 22, 2024

Eat Your Compost!

Eat Your Compost! (Composting Series)
Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 6:00 pm

This is part of a composting class series in partnership with Table to Garden, Willoughby Farm, and Seed St. Louis. Attend all four of the core classes and receive a voucher for a free registration Specific Topic class. More details are listed at the Register link below.

Eat Your Compost: Things you didn't know you could eat. Much of what we consider trash in our homes and yards is actually nutritious for us to eat in our gardens to nourish the soil and plants. Learn how to identify and salvage valuable food scraps and yard waste. Chop, prepare and eat what you used to throw away and put "waste use in the garden to grow even more food next year.

Cost: $12 per person
Location: Willoughby Heritage Farm, 631 Willoughby Ln, Collinsville, IL 62234

Everyone
February 29, 2024

So You Want to Start a Garden

So You Want to Start a Garden: Our Favorite Things, & What You Don't Need
Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 6:00 pm

There are so many people talking about all of the things they have for gardening that it can be overwhelming to know what is actually worth it and what is unnecessary. This class will cover why you might want or not want a raised bed, berms, in ground garden, various tools, different types of watering, and a lot more. Sign up at the link below to receive the Zoom information to join.

Everyone
March 5, 2024

Dormant Fruit Tree Pruning

Dormant Fruit Tree Pruning in Partnership with the St. Louis County Library
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 2:00 pm

This is the most important time to prune your fruit and nut trees! Why prune? It helps prevent disease, improve fruit quality and quantity. Come and learn from Dean Gunderson, Chief Programs Officer here at Seed St. Louis, the basics of how to prune them properly so you can keep your orchard growing strong. This class is in partnership with the St. Louis County Library.

Registration required. Participants will receive Zoom information via email immediately after registering. A recording of this virtual program will be posted to the St. Louis County Library YouTube channel within three business days.

Everyone
March 6, 2024

Native Plant Food Gardening Panel

Native Plant Food Gardening Panel (Partners for Native Landscaping Series)
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 2:00 pm

This program is part of the Partners for Native Landscaping Webinar Series.
Explore the leading edge of growing food as sustenance for wildlife and humans alike during this panel discussion and learn about gardening food while restoring our ecosystem. Adults. Registration required.
Panel Moderator: Jean Ponzi, Missouri Botanical Garden's EarthWays Center
Panelists: Dean Gunderson (Seed St. Louis), Dr. Nadia Navarrete Tindall (Lincoln University), Matt Lebon (Custom Foodscaping)
Hosted by the St. Louis County Library and the Partners for Native Landscaping. Click the link below to register and learn more about this series.

Everyone
March 7, 2024

Compost 101

Compost 101 (Composting Series)
Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 6:00 pm

This is part of a composting class series in partnership with Table to Garden, Willoughby Farm, and Seed St. Louis. Attend all four of the core classes and receive a voucher for a free registration Specific Topic class. More details are listed at the Register link below.

Compost 101: Believe it or not compost happens! However, managing a compost system to do what you want when you want requires a few secrets of the trade. Learn basic principles and get practical advice to make composting easy and doable for beginners, rookies, and longtimers. This class covers what composting is, what causes the composting , what can and cannot be composted, and how to use compost, so you know how to troubleshoot along your composting journey.

Cost: $12 per person
Location: Willoughby Heritage Farm, 631 Willoughby Ln, Collinsville, IL 62234

Everyone
March 9, 2024

March Sale: Potatoes, Onions & More

March Sale: Potatoes, Strawberries, Asparagus, Leeks, Mushroom Spawn, Onions, Water Chestnuts
Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 9:00 am

Our annual March sale has a variety of things to plant early in the season. We will have seed potatoes, onion sets, leeks, mushroom spawn, asparagus plants, strawberry plants, and water chestnuts. We will have more than double the inventory of strawberries and asparagus as last year but we do still recommend getting there early! Click on Learn More below to read up on what we will have available including planting instructions for each.

Location: Seed St. Louis Carriage House, 3815 Bell Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63108
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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Previous Events & Classes

Everyone
January 11, 2024

Seed Starting

Seed Starting
Thursday, January 11, 2024 at 6:00 pm

If you are thinking about starting seedlings you should take this class! January and February is the time to start seedlings. Dean Gunderson, Seed St. Louis' Chief Programs Officer, will cover the basics of starting seeds, what is needed for growing healthy seedlings, and general tips and tricks so you have happy healthy seedlings come spring. Unfortunately this class was not recorded because of technical difficulties but the class from last year is at the link below.

Everyone
December 14, 2023

Growing Fruit from Winter Cuttings

Growing Fruit from Winter Cuttings
Thursday, December 14, 2023 at 6:00 pm

Learn how to take cuttings while your shrubs and vines are dormant in the winter! With a little preparation you can use these techniques to increase the number of plants and therefore the yield in your garden space. We will cover plants like currants, gooseberries, grapes, figs and more. This class will be taught by Jessica Blessing-Patterson of DIG Annuals and Perennials.

There is no registration needed for this event.

Location: Delmar Divine, Berges Family Foundation Conference Center, 5501 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63112
PLEASE NOTE, while the address of the building is on Delmar, the entrance and parking are on Belt Avenue just off of Delmar and Belt.

Parking: Guest parking is across the street from the entrance in the parking lot. There is also free street parking.

Everyone
December 7, 2023

Tree Saps & Syrups in Partnership with the St. Louis County Library

Tree Saps & Syrups in Partnership with the St. Louis County Library
Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 10:00 am

The winter sap of all maple, birch, and walnut trees can be consumed directly from the tree when they are rich in minerals or boiled into a sweet syrup. In this class Dean Gunderson, our Director of Education, will cover what trees to tap, what equipment you need, how and when to tap the trees, how to make syrup from sap, and how to use the saps and syrups so you have time to get everything together to tap syrup in the new year. Participants will receive Zoom information via email immediately after registering. A recording of this virtual program will be posted to YouTube within three business days.

Everyone
November 30, 2023

Tree Saps & Syrups

Tree Saps & Syrups
Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 6:00 pm

The winter sap of all maple, birch, and walnut trees can be consumed directly from the tree when they are rich in minerals or boiled into a sweet syrup. In this class Dean Gunderson, our Director of Education, will cover what trees to tap, what equipment you need, how and when to tap the trees, how to make syrup from sap, and how to use the saps and syrups so you have time to get everything together to tap syrup in the new year.

Everyone
November 15, 2023

Edible Landscaping

Edible Landscaping in Partnership with the St. Louis County Library
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 10:00 am

Interested in adding some edibles into your yard or garden? We will cover what Edible Landscaping is and ways to add easy, delicious, and beautiful edible plants into your landscape. A recording of this virtual program is below at the link.

Everyone
October 12, 2023

Container Gardening

Container Gardening in Partnership with the St. Louis County Library
Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 2:00 pm

Certain plant varieties do well in containers. We will cover the general rules of growing containers and then go over what plant varieties we recommend for gardening in containers. Adults. Registration required. Participants will receive Zoom information via email immediately after registering. A recording of this virtual program will be posted to the St. Louis County Library YouTube channel within three business days. Watch the recording at the link below.

Everyone
October 12, 2023

The Great Fall Wrap Up

The Great Fall Wrap Up
Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 6:00 pm

The growing season is coming to an end so now what? This class covers how to wrap up the year and set yourself up for success next year. We cover how best to clean up and prep your garden, what to compost, what to throw away. How to clean up the area around your garden in order to look tidy while still supporting our local bees and other insects. How to prep your soil for next spring. How to use up or store that last harvest from the garden and how to prep overwintering crops for the coming cold.

Everyone
September 19, 2023

Seed Saving & Plant Breeding

Seed Saving & Plant Breeding in partnership with the St. Louis County Library
Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at 2:00 pm

Discover the easiest crops for saving seeds, the fundamentals of seed saving, and the basics of selecting your own varieties. Adults. Registration required. Participants will receive Zoom information via email immediately after registering. A recording of this virtual program will be posted to the St. Louis County Library YouTube channel within three business days.

Volunteer at a Garden or Orchard

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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