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Adult Opportunities

Seed Starting for the Edible Garden

Start vegetables from seed in this hands-on workshop.

Content Detail

Learn how to start vegetables from seed in this hands-on workshop. Go home with a tray of seeds—all supplies included! Discover techniques and benefits of growing your vegetables from seeds. Explore lighting, soil types, containers, sowing schedules, and plant selection with a gardening expert. Avoid common pitfalls and improve seed starting success. Get a tray of seeds started in class that you can take home with you.

The Edible Gardening Series highlights expertise from local organizations working with communities to support food security, environmental justice, and education and skill building.

About We Sow We Grow

We Sow We Grow works to address the lack of food education in the West Pullman area of Chicago and beyond, providing support to home growers and food producers everywhere. Anyone can grow their own food with the proper support and education.

This program meets in person at The Morton Arboretum.

Instructor: Natasha Nicholes, founder, We Sow We Grow

Age: 16 and older


Natasha Nicholes, founder, We Sow We Grow

Natasha Nicholes is the executive director of We Sow We Grow, a gardening movement born from the desire to turn empty plots of land on the city’s South Side into an urban community farm, with a larger online community aimed at creating gardeners from all walks of life. Nicholes is also a mom, blogger, and part-time homesteader from Chicago

What to Know

  • This program meets indoors at The Morton Arboretum.


Program Schedule

In person

Saturday, February 25, 2023

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. 

Sycamore Room, Visitor Center



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