2018 Day of Garden Skillshares

When: Saturday, July 21, 9 am -3:30 pm

Where: in the garden at 4324 40th Ave S. and at Minnehaha Communion Lutheran Church, 4101 37th Ave. S.

Day of Garden and Food Skillshares

was ​July 21, 2018, 9 am to 3:30 pm


This year we'll be combining our garden skillshares with our food skillshares so we can bring you tasty seasonal foods. REGISTER HERE

You can register for just one class or several, stay for lunch or go and come back. You can order a bag lunch (sandwich and chips) on the registration form, from FIREROAST COFFEE for $8.50 or bring your own.

In the Kitchen at Minnehaha Communion Lutheran Church, 4101 37th Ave. S.

  • 9:30-10:30 am  Fruity Berry Jams, with Karen Grimm
    Savor the fruits and berries (and even some veggies!) of summer all year long by turning them into jams. Karen will demonstrate the process and we’ll taste a few jams. FEE: $2

  • 10:30-Noon  Canning Crunchy, Savory Pickles with Elizabeth Semler
    Elizabeth is a long-time canner who will demonstrate how to prepare and can pickles (cucumbers or dilly beans). You’ll take some home. FEE: $5

  • 12-1 pm  LUNCH 

  • 1-1:45 pm  Vegan Dessert with Karrie Vrabel
    Karrie, The Baking Fairy, is the owner of Totally Baked Donuts. She’ll be making Hairy Balls, a delicious, versatile, high-protein treat that can also be used as a pie crust. FEE: $5

  • 2-3 pm  Healthy Snacks with Aggie Hoeger
    Snacks are frequently an area where we fall down on our otherwise healthy eating habits. Learn how to fix and buy healthy sweet and savory snacks. Sample tasting and recipes included. Free


In the Dining Hall at Minnehaha Communion Lutheran Church, 4101 37th Ave. S.

  • 9-9:50 am  Edible Landscapes with Master Gardener, Leslie MacKenzie

  • There are lots of ways to add fruits, berries, herbs and vegetables into a landscape, beyond the formal garden. Bring a pen and paper and start dreaming of ways to graze in your own yard. Free

  • 10-10:50 am Veggie Diseases with Hennepin County Master Gardeners
    Why are the tomato leaves yellow, the bean leaves curled, the cauliflower mushy and the horseradish leaves shredded? Learn how to identify, prevent and/or treat plant diseases. Free

  • 11-noon Humane Critter Control with Master Gardener Theresa Rooney
    Bunnies and birds, squirrels, voles, raccoons, even opossums call the city their home. How can you protect your garden goodies from these furry folks – and insect critters? Free

  • 12-1 LUNCH


In the Garden at 4324 40th Ave. S. (back yard) (in case of rain, these classes will be held at the church dining hall)

  • 1-2 pm Build a Multi-Barrel Rain Catchment System with Peter Foster
    One rain barrel is seldom enough to water a garden, but it’s easy to combine barrels to capture hundreds of gallons of rainwater for later use. FREE

  • 2-3:30 pm Start a Simple Hydroponics System with Master Gardener, Larry Cipolla
    You’ll learn about growing food in nutrient-rich water and bring home an easy-to-set-up and easy-to-maintain hydroponic system of your own, ready to grow greens. $10