The Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket Hosts Free Urban Farming Workshop on May 15

Following a tradition decades-long, the Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket will host a free workshop series each month this summer at 10091 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers, FL. The first workshop begins on May 15 at 10:30 a.m. with a presentation by local grower, edible and medicinal herb expert and raw food enthusiast Tatiana Logvinova of Green Paradise Eco Farm.

The workshop and demo will provide insight on easy and efficient ways to incorporate farm fresh produce into your meals by offering tips and tricks on good selections, the right storage, diverse usage and propagation for future growth in a small space. Have fun, learn new things, then sample and shop Tatiana’s booth and the GreenMarket to put your newfound knowledge to work!

Grab a chair, blanket and a notepad for this hour long 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.

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

The free urban workshop farming series continues on Saturday, June 19 with a session on Bread Making presented by Jay and Carolanne of Hearth Bread.

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 market is open from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. each and every Saturday, year-round and rain or shine with free yoga on the lawn at 9:30 a.m. During these hours, the Alliance for the Arts gallery and gift shop are also open for guests and visitors to come and explore. Masks are required inside the Alliance building and gallery and when social distancing is not possible.

For more information, please visit or call 239-939-2787.

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