Adult Opportunities

Starting Vegetables From Seed

Start vegetables from seed in this hands-on workshop.

Content Detail

Learn how to start vegetables from seed in this hands-on workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Go home with a tray of seeds—all supplies included! Discover techniques and benefits of growing 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.

This program meets in person at the Arboretum.

Instructor: Natasha Nicholes, executive director, WeSowWeGrow

Age: 16 and older

Course number: H158

Natasha Nicholes, executive director, WeSowWeGrow

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, a blogger, and a part-time homesteader from Chicago. Learn more at and her blog,

What to Know

This program meets indoors. All supplies will be provided.

Program Schedule

Saturday, January 27, 2024, 10:00 a.m. to noon

Founder’s Room, Thornhill Education Center


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