Wintertime @ Urban Roots

Starting today, and running every other Saturday morning (10am) this winter, Urban Roots is hosting a round table discussion that gives local green thumbs the ability to reflect on the past successes and failures, while anticipating the upcoming gardening season. The group is called Gardeners’ Give & Take, and is basically a number of gardening enthusiasts who get together in order to keep the growing seasons fresh in their minds year ’round. It’s a great way to meet fellow gardeners and discuss different topics, while sharing a cup of coffee in a warm and welcoming environment. After all, just because there’s snow on the ground, doesn’t mean that there’s not work to be done when preparing for The Garden Walk and The National Garden Festival. Beginners and experts welcome. 
Then, on Saturday January 12 (10am), Urban Roots will be kicking off its Winter into Spring workshop series starting off with a lesson on composting basics. Each weekend, the community garden center hosts a different workshop in order to demonstrate gardening-related practices. 
*The current schedule is below, but new workshops will be added in the coming weeks so stay posted. To register for a workshop, please stop in the store, call us at 716-362-8982, or email workshops@urbanroots.org. Space is limited so registration is required so that we can set up accordingly. Workshops are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified. Workshops will be held at Urban Roots Community Garden Center 428 Rhode Island Street, Buffalo 14213 unless otherwise stated.
Saturday, January 12th at 10am COMPOSTING BASICS presented by Nicole Dionne
Sunday, January 20th at 12noon HOUSEPLANTS presented by David Clark
Saturday, February 9th at 12noon GARDENING FOR SMALL SPACES presented by Patti Jablonski Dopkin
Saturday, March 2nd at 2pm SQUARE FOOT GARDENING presented by Caesandra Seawell
Saturday, March 9th at 2pm SEED STARTING presented by Richard Price
Sunday, March 10th at 12noon SOIL SCIENCE-FERTILIZERS AND AMENDMENTS presented by David Clark
Saturday, April 6th at 2pm ATTRACTING BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES, AND BENEFICIAL INSECTS TO YOUR GARDEN presented by Wayne Robins
Saturday, April 20th at 2pm URBAN MUSHROOMING presented by Richard Price

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Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Catalyst behind the Pierce-Arrow Film Arts Center. Throws The Witches Ball at The Hotel @ The Lafayette. Themed New Years mayhem at various locations. Next up: Porchfest... Also offers package tours of the city for groups or individuals. Contact Newell Nussbaumer | Newell@BuffaloRising.com

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