Spring has arrived and it’s time to gather gardening ideas for the new planting season. One of the easiest ways to do this is attend one of the many garden workshops offered. There will be a local one day seminar called “Come Grow with Us” in Warren PA.

Come Grow with Us is a one day seminar held at the Allegheny Community Center on Clark Street in downtown Warren, PA. During the 7 hour event,12 speakers will share their tips and knowledge on garden related topics. A continental breakfast and lunch are also provided. The schedule is set up where you select four different seminars during the day. The keynote speaker, Denise Schreiber, will be presenting “Edible Flowers.” She is the Manager for Allegheny County Parks and author of “Eat Your Roses, Pansies, Lavender and 49 Other Delicious Flowers.


Other garden topics presented during the day will be:

Landscaping for the Birds

Home and Garden Insects

Gardening for Health

Growing-Harvesting-Preserving Food

The Versatility of Herbs

Nature Photography

Gardening Basics

Lasagna Gardening



Gardening for Community Health

By attending a gardening class you can add a look or fresh ideas to your garden plans and yards. Gardening is fun but a new challenge or creation each year makes heading out the door to work a top priority.

I have found that one of the biggest perks of a seminar is the conversation. You share experiences, tips and often seeds or plants with fellow gardeners. My last seminar I attended netted me several batches of red wigglers and a new project, worm farming. I also learned how to build a cheap, almost free, home for my new worms and how to build a free light box for seed starting.

So check the newspapers and online calendars for gardening seminars and classes close to your area.