Montclair Community Farms Workshops 2019

Montclair Community Farms Workshops 2019
Posted on 02/05/2019

With generous funding from the New Jersey Healthy Communities Network (NJHCN), the Montclair Department of Health and Human Services, HOMECorp, and Montclair Community Farms are offering ways to community garden and public workshops in Montclair. For full program details and to register visit www.montclaircommunityfarms.org.

Ways to Community Garden at 17 Miller Street, Montclair

Everyone knows home-grown veggies taste the best and it's been proven that gardening improves the health of all involved. We'll provide a free starter kit and informative workshops throughout the year! Friendly neighboring farmers will be available to answer all questions this growing season. Register for this wonderful growth opportunity to nurture your own corner of the land amid like-minded folks and enjoy all the benefits of gardening. Space is limited, available on a first-come, first-serve basis so please do not delay! A schedule of suggested work days will be posted and gardening tools will be available. Come experience the reward of working the land from fallow to fruitful, April through October. Register for your garden plot today at: www.montclaircommunityfarms.org/community-workshops.

Public Workshops

All public workshops sponsored by the NJHCN are $15 per person for non-members, free for Community Gardeners of Miller Street (see above). Workshops are led by Master Gardeners of Essex County and community professionals. List of 2019 workshops below, full schedule and details available online at www.montclaircommunityfarms.org/calendar.

  • Sustainable Health & Beautiful Bodies (February 22)
  • Canning and Preserving with an Expert (March 22)
  • Flowers: Start a Cutting Garden (April 5)
  • Start Your Gardens Workshop! (May 18)
  • Gardening for the Butterflies! (June 14)
  • Greater Grains: Cooking with Alternative Grains (July 26)
  • Leafy Greens for All Seasons (August 23)
  • Tours Colonial Herb Garden in Bloom (September 27)
  • Succulents & Terrariums (October 25)
  • Drying Herbs, Spices & Veggies (November 15)
  • Healthy Holiday Cooking Party (December 13)

Montclair Community Farms' mission is to serve as a local hands-on resource that engages and educates the community through urban farming, affordable food access and healthy living. At the heart of Montclair Community Farms is its Coalition, partners, and community volunteers. The Montclair Community Farms Coalition* is a collaborative network of organizations committed to furthering the mission of the Montclair Community Farms. *HOMECorp, Montclair Department of Health and Human Services, Montclair History Center, Montclair State University, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Essex County: Essex 4-H and Master Gardeners, and Montclair DIGS.  Generously funded by Partners for Health Foundation.