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Family Friendly Gardening Workshop This Month at the Grand Rapids Public Museum

Join the Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) for Kids in the Garden, a family-friendly gardening workshop in partnership with Urban Roots. In this summer series of gardening workshops, participants will learn different gardening techniques, plant information and harvesting and kitchen tips!

The next workshop will take place on Saturday, July 28 with Kids in the Garden! It will be up for debate who likes this class more, your kid or you! Young and older learners alike will come together in the GRPM garden at 11 a.m. to explore, taste, touch, smell, see, experiment and enjoy being outside connecting to nature and each other.

Participants will spend time in the GRPM’s urban garden located outside of the Museum on the bank of the Grand River, as well as be hands-on in the Demo Lab of the Museum.

The remaining workshops will be held July 28August 18 as part of Maker Faire and September 8. They will begin at 11 a.m. and last approximately one and a half hours.

Workshops are open to 20 participants each month and are $12 for the general public and $4 for Museum members. Tickets include admission into the Museum for the full day and can be purchased at grpm.org.

July 28 – Kids in the Garden! A Family Friendly Workshop

It will be up for debate who likes this class more, your kid or you! Young and older learners alike will come together in the GRPM garden to explore, taste, touch, smell, see, experiment and enjoy being outside connecting to nature and each other.

August 18 – Pickling & Fermenting  

This cooking class will be a delight for foodies and nutrition advocates alike! Join us as we learn about tried and true methods of food preservation and the health benefits of consuming naturally probiotic foods. This make-and-take cooking class will be fun, lighthearted, and delicious!

September 8 – Garden Salsa & Hot Sauce Making (and Tasting)

Join us as we partake in the best part of growing food, eating! In this class prepare garden fresh salsa, harvested entirely from the garden, and learn how to capture the heat of summer by making fresh red and green hot sauces that will last all winter.

Urban Roots

Urban Roots is a Community Farm, Market, and Education Center. We are a group of educators and locally minded place-makers who work to connect people to the soil and to the table. We believe that urban agriculture can simultaneously address food justice, unemployment, and urban community wellbeing, making Grand Rapids a more resilient place. Urban Roots works with our partners to grow thriving and productive community-based gardens where the harvest is not only food, but also true community, education, and empowerment.

Grand Rapids Public Museum

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is an invaluable, publicly-owned institution that is home to more than 250,000 unique artifacts that tell the history of Kent County and beyond, houses the only planetarium in the region and is responsible for protecting the Norton Indian Mounds, a national historic landmark. The Grand Rapids Public Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, with its main location in downtown Grand Rapids, MI at 272 Pearl Street, NW. For additional information including hours of operation, admission fees, and exhibit/event listings, please visit www.grpm.org.