Fall! That wonderful time where our outdoor spaces become much more enjoyable is coming! If your fall plans include gardening, there are no shortage of events and opportunities here in Phoenix to learn more about gardening or connect with fellow gardeners.
Share seeds and seed starts!
Chandler’s Sunset Library is hosting a FREE seed swap!
Come share seeds and seed starts. Meet fellow local gardeners and share tips.
When: August 30th from 6pm – 7:30pm
Where: Chandler’s Sunset Library, 4930 W. Ray Road, Chandler AZ 85226
Cost: Free. All are welcome! You do not need to bring seeds to participate.
Learn about local seeds!
Great American Seed Up
This is a local seed saving festival. Farmers and gardeners from all over the Southwest will gather to learn about local seeds and the process of collecting and gathering them.
When: Friday September 22 from 5-9pm
Saturday September 23 from 10-2pm
Where: Uptown Farmer’s Market and North Phoenix Baptist Church 5757 N Central Phoenix 85012
Cost: $ 7.50 Check here for more information and tickets.
Learn about Fall Planting in Phoenix!
The Garden Goddess AKA Doreen Pollack will be teaching Grow Your Own Fall Planting Time.
This class will cover timing, what plants are best for fall and winter, how to plant seeds and transplants.
When: September 10th 10am-11am
Where: McDowell Market – 1736 E. McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85006
Cost: $10 Suggested donation. Tickets available via eventbrite.
Learn MORE about Fall Planting in Phoenix!
Fall Vegetable Gardening by the Desert Institute of Gardening
You can grow fresh produce in your garden in Phoenix year round. The Fall Vegetable Gardening class taught by Master Gardener Pam Perry will demonstrate the advanced techniques of how to set up your plot, get the best soil and watering systems, and how to cultivate your own vegetables for the season.
When: September 14th 6pm-8pm
Maricopa County Cooperative Extension
4341 E Broadway Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85040
Cost: $20 Registration is required for this event.
Learn to cook with locally grown vegetables!
Fall Raw Gourmet Hands On Culinary Class at The Farm South Mountain.
Learn to create a deconstructed lasagna with local veggies, raw marinara, cashew cream, and herbal pesto. Create a gourmet raw salad with fresh greens, dehydrated pumpkin seeds, and cashew herbal dressing.
When: Friday September 15 from 5pm-7pm
Where:The Farm at South Mountain – 6106 South 32nd Street, Phoenix 85042
Cost: $45 Tickets required for this event.
Celebrate Fall Gardening!
The annual Fall Festival & Plant Sale
Enjoy food, vendors with unique garden accessories, trained Master Gardeners providing demos, and an extensive plant sale at this annual celebration!
When: October 28th from 8:15am to 1pm
Where: Metro Tech High School, 1900 W. Thomas Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85015
Cost: Free. No advance registration required.
Don’t have enough room for a garden? Stay tuned for my next post on our beautiful local community gardens or let us help you find a new home with with a yard for your new garden. If you would like to find a great home for your garden, give me a call. Trish Gillam 480-363-9441 or email [email protected]