Workshops

Learn + Grow Together

We offer a variety of workshops to bring Park fans of all ages together to learn more about the environment and nature - plus, have some fun doing it!

To register for any of the programs below, please fill out this form.

Questions? You can reach us at programs@shelbyfarmspark.org


For Kids

Composting is Cool! 
Did you know that the earth likes to eat the same food that we do? Banana peels and apple cores are a tasty treat for the garden, instead of the trash can. In this workshop, we will learn about composting – what it is, why it’s important, and how to do it at home. Small compost buckets will be provided for all workshop participants to take home.
Date
: May 19
Time9am
Ages:
 3rd – 8th grade
Location:  Greenline Gardens (6489 Mullins Station Road)
Instructor:
 Mike Larrivee, The Compost Fairy
Prices: Park Members: $8 per youth (includes 1 accompanying adult)
             Nonmembers: $10 per youth (includes 1 accompanying adult)
             SCS Teacher: $5
             GrowMemphis Garden Leaders and their children: Free

Pollinator Palooza  
Why is pollination important for the garden, and what wildlife and bugs make it possible? Learn about all the different types of pollinators that are found in the garden, including bees, butterflies, birds, worms, and bats. We will discuss how pollinators are important for growing food and the types of plants that best attract pollinators. Participants will get to examine mason bee homes and a full beekeeping suit. Everyone will get to take home seeds to plant and attract pollinators at home.
Date:
  May 26
Time: 
10am
Ages:
 3rd – 8th grade
Location:  Greenline Gardens (6489 Mullins Station Road)
Instructor:
 Mary Carnes, Memphis Tilth
Prices:
 Park Members: $8 per youth (includes 1 accompanying adult)
             Nonmembers: $10 per youth (includes 1 accompanying adult)
             SCS Teacher: $5
             GrowMemphis Garden Leaders and their children: Free


For Adults

Yoga for Farmers + Gardeners
This gentle flow class will be a relaxing, lighthearted practice that focuses on strength, balance, and flexibility. Though we will focus on positions that benefit areas of the body that can be strained or overworked from gardening and farming, this practice is great for those that don't spend a lot of time working in the outdoors as well! This class welcomes beginners who have never done yoga before as well as experienced practitioners, and will take place in the Yurt, rain or shine.
Date:
 June 2
Time:
 9am
Instructor:
 Stephen Black
Location:
 Yurt
Prices: Park Members: $8
             Nonmembers: $10

 


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