Container Gardening 101 – Free GreenMarket Workshop

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DateNovember 28, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Time10:30 am - 11:30 am

Location 10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States


Event details

The Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket is continuing its decade old tradition of free, urban farming workshops on Saturday, November 28 at 10:30 a.m.

Organic farmer Ken Ryan will present Container Gardening 101– a free workshop that will explore how to grow beautiful and yummy food with hardly any cost or strife!

This beginner-friendly gardening class will cover the basics of container gardening! Discover how to plant edible and ornamental plants in a containers of all shapes and sizes, common challenges and the key steps to success.

Have fun, learn new things, then sample and shop the GreenMarket to put your newfound knowledge to work!

Grab a chair or a blanket and a notepad for this hourlong presentation followed by a Q&A. All workshops are free, but small donations are accepted to help the Alliance for the Arts continue programs and activities that benefit the community.

The GreenMarket has been a hub for local backyard veggie gardeners and organic farmers for over 10 years. It acts as a space where knowledge is shared freely, with the goal of making Fort Myers and southwest Florida more sustainable: more growers big and small, better food, introduction of biodiversity and resilience in our gardens and fields. The weekly Saturday market is rain or shine from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The workshop will be conducted rain or shine. The Alliance campus offers 10 acres of open space, so appropriate social distancing will be maintained.