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Tony Fazio
Himmelrich PR
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Urban Gardening Workshop Series

Three Saturday Workshops:
May 31, June 7 & June 28, 2014

Maryland Science Center
601 Light Street
Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

The Maryland Science Center invites people with a penchant for planting to go green and get sustainable at its Urban Gardening Workshops. The new series held in the Maryland Science Center’s new DIY space, The Shed, will kick off the summer gardening season with hands-on, dirt-dabbling activities that introduce sustainable gardening basics. Workshops in the Urban Gardening Series will include:

Seed Bombing – Saturday, May 31, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Baltimore Free Farm will help participants create seed bombs—a ball-shaped mixture of clay, compost and seeds that is tossed into abandoned lots, urban forests or anywhere that needs a little extra greenery. Using provided materials and a seed bomb recipe, participants will mold several seed bombs to take home and will leave with the know-how to start their own green bombardment in the city. Cost is $10 per person.

Container Gardening – Saturday, June 7, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Jennifer Kirschnick of Blue Water Baltimore will introduce participants to container gardening, a convenient and easy way to begin a garden with limited or no yard space. Participants will explore various container options and learn container garden maintenance. By the end of the workshop, they will have cultivated their own container garden featuring three native plants. Cost is $50 per container, two participant maximum per container.

Worm Composting – Saturday, June 28, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Baltimore County Master Gardener Vickie Miller will lead participants in investigating vermiculture, or worm composting, a garden soil-enriching method to reduce a kitchen footprint by using food scraps. Participants will discover best practices for indoor composting and will walk away from the workshop with their own compost bin. Cost is $40 per compost bin, two participant maximum per bin.

Advanced registration is required for Urban Gardening Workshops. Participants must be over the age of 13 and those under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. To reserve space in workshops, call 410-545-5980. Participants do not need to purchase an additional ticket to the Maryland Science Center. The Maryland Science Center is located at 601 Light Street at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. For more information, visit www.marylandsciencecenter.org or call the 24-Hour Information Line at 410-685-5225.