Container Gardening Workshop...with Pizza!
May
12
10:30 AM10:30

Container Gardening Workshop...with Pizza!

The Yard Farmer is teaming up with Switchback Pizza for a fun and informative workshop that is open to the public.  Come learn how to plant a container garden that you can enjoy on your patio or balcony!  Attendees will get hands-on instruction and will get to take home their own hand-constructed cedar planter box, filled with their choice of starter plants. Following the workshop, attendees will enjoy some piping hot pizza and some great conversation.  Click here to register! Cost:  $39 per person.

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Earth Matters Open Mic, hosted by Matt Wolf
Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

Earth Matters Open Mic, hosted by Matt Wolf

Join us as we celebrate Earth Day at the Nurture Nature Center.  Amy Cook will talk to us about her past experiences working close to the land and also about her new venture as a "yard farmer." Then Nurture Nature friends Cleveland Wall and Lynn Alexander will lead a mini-workshop where we will create "poetrees". The Earth Matters open mic invites you to read poetry, play music, or tell stories, anecdotes, or rituals that celebrate our Earth and its various forms of nature. Tell us about how you connect with nature, how you enjoy it, or interesting things that have happened while in nature. Five minutes maximum on the mic please.

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Making the Most of Your Urban Garden
Apr
15
1:30 PM13:30

Making the Most of Your Urban Garden

If you have a community garden plot, patio container garden, or backyard garden, and you have wondered how to get more produce out of a small space, then this workshop is for you!  Learn tips on planning out the garden, preparing the soil, tending the plants, and extending the growing season with simple, inexpensive innovations.  We will also demystify the information on seed packets and in seed catalogs.  Question and answer session to follow.

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Lehigh Valley Flower and Garden Show
Mar
9
to Mar 11

Lehigh Valley Flower and Garden Show

  • Allentown Fairgrounds, Agri-Plex (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

 Walk Through incredible displays with flowers, shrubs, water features, and trees
from the Lehigh Valley's best Landscapers

Free Seminars throughout the weekend, given by local experts and Master Gardeners
Flower arranging demonstrations and auctions
Products for your yard and home
Springtime plants and flowers for purchase
Visit from the Peep mascot, the ambassador of spring, each day 2pm-3pm

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Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention
Jan
29
to Feb 1

Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention

  • Hershey Lodge and Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

About the Urban Community Farming workshop:  All across America entrepreneurs and community groups are working to eliminate food deserts in urban areas through the establishment of urban farms. This day-long course featuring some of the Mid-Atlantic’s top experts will provide a primer for new and experienced urban farmers on a variety of topics that are central to the success and growth of their urban farm.

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NOFA-NJ Winter Conference
Jan
27
to Jan 28

NOFA-NJ Winter Conference

  • Rutgers Douglass Student Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our theme for 2018 is “Regenerating Our Communities, Restoring Our Land”. There exists a large and rapidly growing body of research demonstrating the connections between soil health and the health of the overall environment and its inhabitants. It is often said that healthy soil makes healthy plants makes healthy people makes healthy society. So many of the issues we confront today, from pollinators to chronic illness, tie back to the stewardship of agricultural lands. The knowledge is there to breathe new life into vast expanses of our agricultural system and to reap the rewards of thoughtful, regenerative, organic practices. Our Winter Conferences make this knowledge available to everyone in an open, inspiring and collaborative way.

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