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Seed Starting Workshop

February 4, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Top down image of seedlings and seed tray with text Seed Starting Workshop


Join us in person at Garfield Park Conservatory to learn about growing healthy seedlings for your spring garden and leave with one 10-inch by 20-inch tray that you sowed with a mix of herbs, veggies and edible flower seeds!

This workshop includes:

  • An overview of best practices for starting and caring for seedlings indoors.
  • Time and materials for each participant to sow their own seed tray with a mix of herb, veggie and edible flower seeds.

During this workshop, instructor Emilia Arellano will guide participants step by step as they sow their own seeds for their spring gardens and provide care recommendations.  Emilia has been working in urban horticulture for over 5 years and is the Urban Gardening Education Manager with the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance.

Class available for ages 18+

Scholarships are available! Please fill out this Scholarship Application (link opens in a new tab) or contact Mattie Wilson at for more information. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Friday, January 20th at 5:00pm CST.

Accommodations: When you register for this workshop you will be asked to provide any accommodations requests. If you have any questions or would like to request an additional accommodation, please contact Mattie Wilson at, at least 72 hours prior to the event start.

Please read our updated Covid-19 protocols (link opens in a new tab).

Please note that reservations are required to visit the indoor and outdoor gardens of the Conservatory. If you’d like to visit the Conservatory immediately after participating in this program, book your visit here (link opens in a new tab).

Registration ends February 1st at 5:00pm CST.

For all fee-based programs and tours, we are able to provide full refunds up to two weeks prior to the program date. Within two weeks, we can offer a credit for a future class, or a refund in the event that we have a waitlist for the program and we can fill your spot.

Workshop materials provided with support from Amazon.


February 4, 2023
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Garfield Park Conservatory
300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 United States
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