SCF collaborates with a variety of groups and individual experts to offer workshops on topics related to urban agriculture and sustainable living in the city. The goal of these workshops is to bring community members together in a learning environment that promotes community food security, proper care of the land, and helps people build the skills needed to grow their own food.

2017 Workshops 

All workshops will be held at Mountair Park Community Farm (located in the SE corner of Mountair Park at the corner of 13th & Depew St. Lakewood) from 10am-12pm (unless otherwise noted).  Workshops are open to all community residents, email us to inquire about more details or to request a scholarship.

Seed StartingSaturday April 22, 2017, 1:30-2:00pm – City of Lakewood Earth Day Celebration, Lakewood Heritage Center at Belmar Park (free)
Join SCF’s Farmer Katie to learn all the basics of starting your own seedlings.

Composting Saturday June 17, 2017, 10:00am-12:00pm
Join Nelson Heider, Master Composter, to learn all the basics of composting! This workshop will teach you everything you need to know to get started composting or to troubleshoot your existing compost. Several different ways of composting will be covered so that you can turn kitchen and garden waste in garden gold whether you live in a home with a yard or a small apartment.
Tickets available here.

Herb WorkshopSaturday July 8, 2017, 10:00am-12:00pm
Come learn from Johnnie Kuhns about medicinal herbs. The workshop will explore some native and easily grown herbs to help reduce stress, decrease insomnia and increase overall health! The workshop will cover how the herbs work in the body and how to use the herbs for the fullest affect.
Tickets available here.

Building for the Beginner Workshop SeriesSaturdays, August 12, 19, & 26, 2017, 10:00am-12:00pm
This will be a 3-part series (8/12, 8/19, and 8/26) taught by Quentin Hartman.  This session will introduce attendees to some of the most important tools for maintaining their homestead and taking on projects to improve it. We will cover both manual and power tools that would be used for basic construction, electrical, and plumbing work. It will go over the basics at a high level and review hand out material. Also, we will be practicing hands on exercises.
Tickets available here.

Food Preservation Workshop SeriesSeptember 2017 – Dates to be determined – check back for more details soon!

Pollinator Garden WorkshopSaturday, October 14, 2017, 10:00am-12:00pm
Be a Pollinator Protector! Without the help of pollinators, our lives would be fruitless…literally! This workshop will give pointers on how to identify the many insects that pollinate flowering plants and walk attendees through the entire process for designing and creating healthy pollinator habitat in your own landscape.  Workshop will be taught by Amy Yarger, Butterfly Pavilion’s Horticulture Director.
Tickets available here.


If you have a special request, or are interested in teaching a skill to your community, please email us.

Past workshops include:

  • Water Conservation/Drip Irrigation
  • Composting/Vermicomposting
  • Pickling/Fermenting
  • Canning/Preserving
  • Seed Saving 
  • Soil Building