Sunday, October 12, 2014

Local organizations prepare fall workshop

Liz Lipsitz, staff member of Urban Roots Garden Center, organizes locally grown pumpkins and gourds for the fall season. From 1-3p.m. on Oct. 18, Urban Roots, in collaboration with Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo, will host its fall garden workshop at 248 Rhode Island St. Participants will learn about preparing their gardens for winter, hear about garlic and how to plant it, how to do vermicomposting and gardening throughout all four seasons. Urban Roots is community-owned and operated, and teams up twice a year, during fall and spring, with Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo to host workshops. Grassroots Gardens cares for multiple gardens located all over the West Side. “It’s really important for us to host these workshops for our community gardeners,” Derek Nichols, program manager for Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo said. “Many of them are novices, and appreciate learning new skills.” Reservations for the workshop can be made by calling (716) 362-8982 or emailing By Laney Hill and Stephanie Vogel