Growers’ Series: Rooftop Containers
The Penn State Extension Growers’ Series is a free/donation-based, monthly educational workshop series (October-May) that highlights Philadelphia-based growers implementing innovative, sustainable agricultural practices in their production spaces and their communities. Held in various locations across the city, each workshop is hosted in partnership with and led by Philadelphia-based grower(s). Workshops feature a combination of formal instruction, interactive activity, and discussion and program participants are encouraged to actively contribute. Be prepared to get your hands (and shoes) dirty and come ready to brave the elements!
Have a flat roof to grow on? Or space for a container garden? Curious about building planters with buckets and milk crates? Join members of the Cloud 9 Rooftop Farm for our December Growers' Series workshop to discuss rooftop and container gardening. Cloud 9 fosters community and environmental stewardship through rooftop and community-led gardening in Philadelphia. Cloud 9 is excited to explore opportunities for rooftop container gardening and build with you! Participants will build and take home their own planter so come ready to work with your hands and get dirty. This workshop will be held indoors.
Suggested donation of $10-20 will be collected the day of the workshop to help cover cost of program materials. Donations will go to Cloud 9, cash preferred.
Farmers and gardeners interested in rooftop growing, or improving their current rooftop system
What types of containers and watering systems work for roof top growing and how to build a milk crate rooftop planter.
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