Welcome to Growing Gardens

Growing Gardens is a non-profit organization founded in 1998. 

Our Mission: To cultivate community through sustainable urban agriculture.

Our Vision: People experiencing a direct and deep connection with food, the land and each other.

 


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FOODIE CLASSES, coming right up!

Register for our Fall Classes
Interested in learning the timeless art of food preservation and bread making? Our Fall Foodie Classes will demonstrate a variety of food preservation and bread making techniques, and will leave you with how-to guides and samples!
 

Canning & Preserving - Thursday, August 17th, 6-8:30pm      

You will learn all you need to know to start canning at home with step-by-step instructions and demonstration. Learn to can safely and take home recipes, as well as a jar of something delightful of your own creation!

Foods covered in the class will likely be: whole tomatoes and other vegetables and how to make them into salsas and sauces. Whole fruit will also be covered (think canning peach halves in honey syrup - yum!). We will discuss making jams and other spreads with low sugar or alternative sweeteners such as maple syrup and honey so you can create your own naturally sweetened canned goods!

As an added bonus you will go home with the Ball Blue Book, the home preserving bible for recipes and safe canning techniques!

Cost: $40 plus additional $15 materials fee 
Instructor:
 Lauren Kelso, Site Director 
Location:
  St. Aidan's 2425 Colorado Ave, Boulder

Pickling and Fermentation - Thursday, August 31st, 6-8:30 pm 

Learn the basics of pickling vegetables through the process of fermentation in this informative, demonstration style, workshop. We'll explore the health benefits, and safety, of fermented foods and also provide basic recipes to pickle your own vegetables at home. Sample Menu: Giardiniera, Bread and Butter, Refrigerator Dills and Sauerkraut.

Cost: $40 plus additional $15 materials fee 

Instructor: Kevin Karl
Location: St. Aidan's 2425 Colorado Ave, Boulder

Bread Making -  Thursday, October 19th, 6-8:30pm

In this class participants will learn all the tips and tricks to baking that perfect loaf of bread. We’ll cover both yeasted and sourdough breads and talk about kneading and shaping techniques to take all the stress out of home-made bread to leave you with a beautiful and delicious loaf. We’ll also cover the no-knead form of bread making for those looking for a more hands-off approach, and cover the secrets to baking with whole and stone-ground grains.

Cost: $40 includes materials fee
Instructor:
 Lauren Kelso, Site Director 
Location: 
St. Aidan's 2425 Colorado Ave, Boulder

 

 


 

 

Celebrate Fall in the Peace Garden with After School Garden Club!

Every Thursday from September 14th - October 5th, 3:45 - 5:15 pm. Ideal for children ages 4 - 11.

Cost: $15 per child per visit. Discounted price of $50 is available when you register a child for all 4 classes in one series.

Thursday, September 14th: What's Growing On in the Peace Garden? 

The first session of Garden Club will be an exploratory introduction to the garden site. First, we'll start in the greenhouse and investigate what's growing. Second, we'll head out to the gardens and use all our senses to examine roots, shoots, fruits, seeds and leaves on our exploratory tour of the fall gardens. By the end of the tour, we'll each get to take a "peace" of produce home to share and enjoy with our friends and family.

Thursday, September 21st: Seed Saving 

Spend the afternoon learning about saving seeds for next spring’s garden. We’ll practice dry and wet seed saving techniques from vegetables, fruits, and flowers.  We’ll create our own seed packets and labels with all of the information we’ll need to bring home and have a successful garden next spring.

Thursday, September 28th: Food Forests 

Join us to discover what kind of bounty the fall season has brought to our garden! We’ll use our tastebuds as a guide and will learn how to utilize in-season produce like giant acorn squash, pumpkins and more in our favorite at-home meals! In this fun, hands-on class, children will learn how to harvest ripe ingredients and will gain a first-hand understanding of how seasons influence the food we’re able to grow and eat.

Thursday, October 5th: Harvest Celebration 

Join us to celebrate the abundance of an amazing growing season!  Together we’ll harvest our fall pumpkins to create unique garden decorations and games. We’ll also learn how to use this seasonal produce in making fresh, healthy garden snacks to make at home with our families!

 

 
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