Events & Workshops

Learn about our expert-led seminars & hands-on workshops scheduled for the coming months.
Most of the events are FREE, do not require registration and are held in the Events Area.

Please note: While we are a dog-friendly store, dogs are not allowed in the Events Area or the Garden Cafe. Working service dogs are an exception and are always welcome. Please refer to our Pet Policy for more information. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Molbak's Share Your Harvest

Sundays, 9am-6pm July 17- September 18

Every July - September, Molbak’s partners with Hopelink to share fresh-picked fruit, veggies and herbs with those in need.

Ready. Set. Share!

1. Pick produce from your garden.

2. Bag it up - no prewashing necessary.

3. Bring it to Molbak’s any Sunday from 7/17 to 9/18, 9am-6pm.

4. Hopelink will distribute your homegrown goodies to area food banks.

Since 2009 we’ve shared nearly 9,500lbs of fresh produce with those in need. Join in!

Garden Reads Book Club

August 28, 4-5pm **

The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert

Molbak’s is pleased to partner with the University Bookstore to bring you a monthly gardener’s book club!  Garden related titles will be chosen from the categories of fiction, non-fiction and memoir and a lively discussion will be facilitated by Deb,  from University Bookstore, Millcreek. Please support our independent bookstore friends at UBooks by purchasing the titles online or in store.

Our August title is:

The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert

In The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction, inserting her inimitable voice into an enthralling story of love, adventure, and discovery. Exquisitely researched and told at a galloping pace, The Signature of All Things soars across the globe—from London to Peru to Philadelphia to Tahiti to Amsterdam, and beyond. Along the way, the story is peopled with unforgettable characters: missionaries, abolitionists, adventurers, astronomers, sea captains, geniuses, and the quite mad. But most memorable of all, it is the story of Alma Whittaker, who — born in the Age of Enlightenment, but living well into the Industrial Revolution — bears witness to that extraordinary moment in human history when all the old assumptions about science, religion, commerce, and class were exploding into dangerous new ideas.   


Fall is for Composting

September 10, 10-11am

Randy Ritchie,  Malibu Compost

Compost is the key element to creating healthy soil in organic gardening. The fun and informative class will focus on types of compost, composting methods, uses of compost, including compost teas, enhancing compost with dry amendments and how much, or how little compost is needed to create beautiful and healthy organic soil in the garden.

September In The Edible Garden with Lisa Taylor

September 17, 10-11am

Lisa Taylor, author of Your Farm in the City

A monthly series with urban gardener, Lisa Taylor about making this year the best your edible garden has seen! 


September 17, 12-1pm

Fermented foods have been a part of every culture’s diet for thousands of years and provide us with necessary vitamins and bacteria. Come and learn how to make “Not Your German Grandma’s Sauerkraut” and kombucha, as well as what tools you will need to start fermenting in your own kitchen. 

NW Glass Pumpkin Patch

September 17, 9am-3pm

Wander through a dazzling array of more than 2,000 one-of-a-kind, hand-blown glass pumpkins crafted by local artisans in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. They’re perfect for autumn yet beautiful enough to display year-round. Prices start as low as $35 for an original piece of art and a portion of each sale benefits children's programs here and abroad. Admission is free.