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.

Start Sharp! Hands on Pruner Sharpening Workshop

February 6, 10-11am

John Harmeling, Molbak’s

Bring in ONE pair of pruners and learn how to clean and sharpen them yourself! Sharpening tools will be available to purchase the day of the event. 

PLEASE NOTE: This event will meet in the Garden Store, not in the event area!

Hellebores- Jewels of the Garden

February 6, 10-11am

Christina Salwitz, The Personal Garden Coach 

Want a shade AND sun plant that blooms like a rose with elegant evergreen foliage in late winter that deer and rabbits won’t eat? You CAN have it all with Hellebores! Join “Fine Foliage” co-author and THE Personal Garden Coach, Christina Salwitz for an entertaining and informative look at how YOU can use Hellebores in your landscape and containers for years of winter blooms and spring/summer foliage interest.

Want a shade AND sun plant that blooms like a rose with elegant evergreen foliage in late winter that deer and rabbits won’t eat? You CAN have it all with Hellebores! Join “Fine Foliage” co-author and THE Personal Garden Coach, Christina Salwitz for an entertaining and informative look at how YOU can use Hellebores in your landscape and containers for years of winter blooms and spring/summer foliage interest

Seed Starting

February 6, 12-1pm

Rick Kyper, Garden designer

Rick Kyper, Garden designer

Start your gardening season with confidence! Rick will cover everything from the materials you need, what seed requires which treatment and how to handle seedlings after emergence as well as a host of other wisdom about all things seed-y !  

Start your gardening season with confidence! Rick will cover everything from the materials you need, what seed requires which treatment and how to handle seedlings after emergence as well as a host of other wisdom about all things seed-y !  

February in the Edible Garden with Lisa Taylor

February 6, 2-3pm

Lisa Taylor, Urban Gardener, author of Your Farm in the City

Lisa Taylor, Urban Gardener, 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! Topics this month include:

Design—where to put what

Site assessment and mapping

Work —Dig beds, make paths and build compost bins

Get ready —Set up a light table, assemble pots and trays

Buy organic, open pollinated, heirloom seeds from a regional grower

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

· Design—where to put what

· Site assessment and mapping

· Work —Dig beds, make paths and build compost bins

· Get ready —Set up a light table, assemble pots and trays

· Buy organic, open pollinated, heirloom seeds from a regional grower

Urban Chickens

February 13, 10-11am

Robyn Lynn, Molbak’s

Robyn Lynn, Molbak’s

Spring is almost upon us and with spring flowers come CHICKS!  Have you ever wondered what it would take to have chickens in your urban setting? Come prepared to be inspired - it is easier than you think! Molbak’s own chicken chick, Robyn Lynn, will share information on the best backyard breeds, care and feeding, housing, legalities and the many benefits (and a few challenges) of sharing your garden with a few feathered friends!  

Spring is almost on us, and with spring flowers come CHICKS!  Have you ever wondered what it would take to have chickens in your urban setting? Come prepared to be inspired - it is easier than you think! Molbak’s own chicken chick, Robyn Lynn, will share information on the best backyard breeds, care and feeding, housing, legalities and the many benefits (and a few challenges) of sharing your garden with a few feathered friends!  

One Hour Cheese Making

February 13, 12-1pm

Claudia Lucero, Urban Cheesecraft

Claudia Lucero, Urban Cheesecraft

Cheese making doesn’t have to be difficult and time consuming! Join Claudia as she teaches an easy method to making quick, soft cheeses that you can personalize with special touches. Supplies and book will be available for purchase.

Cheese making doesn’t have to be difficult and time consuming! Join Claudia as she teaches an easy method to making quick, soft cheeses that you can personalize with special touches. Supplies and book will be available for purchase.

Enhancing your Property with Landscape Design

February 27, 10-11am

Gretchen Fowler, Molbak’s Design Services

Ever wondered if you could benefit from a landscape designer? Learn how good design can create a more beautiful and livable outdoor space from our head of Design Services, Gretchen Fowler. She will also provide hints on choosing the right plants, talk about the latest design trends and share insider tips on design basics! 

Ever wondered if you could benefit from a landscape designer? Learn how good design can create a more beautiful and livable outdoor space from our Head of Design Services, Gretchen Fowler. She will also provide hints on choosing the right plants, talk about the latest design trends and share insider tips on design basics! 

Sprouts session - Birds Eye View!

February 27, 12-1pm

Emily Bishton, Green Light Gardening

Emily Bishton, Green Light Gardening

Learn how a bird sees a garden, the "who and why" of their favorite plants, fun facts about songbirds and hummingbirds, and how to use plants and other garden features to attract and nurture them all year round!

Learn how a bird sees a garden, the "who and why" of their favorite plants, fun facts about songbirds and hummingbirds, and how to use plants and other garden features to attract and nurture them all year round!