How to Attract Monarch Butterflies with Visual Appeal Learn native strategies for gardening to attract monarch butterflies in this workshop led by Teri Powell. Monarch butterfly populations have suffered in recent decades due to habitat destruction by humans. Monarchs are important pollinators as well as a food source for many birds and caterpillars. Their health […]

Urban Roots Workshop Series: Raising Chickens! Whether you are in an urban or suburban setting, raising your own chickens can have many benefits. Not only do you have access to fresh eggs and potentially fresh meat, you can improve the ecosystems within your own yard, enhancing your property value and the health of your soil. […]

Urban Roots Workshop Series: Natural Paper Making! Saturday, July 16 from 1 – 3 pm Sunday, July 17 from 1 – 3 pm During this two-day workshop, learn how to make paper using plant materials foraged from the beach and backyard wetlands. There will also be a collaborative, large-scale paper pour party to create a […]

City Forester Heather Dionne and the Tree Advisory Commission have scheduled two workshops to train people to identify Ash trees and record information about them.  This is intended to prepare people to assist with efforts assessing the extent of the City’s Ash trees and the impact of the Emerald Ash Borer.  We need all the […]

City Forester Heather Dionne and the Tree Advisory Commission have scheduled two workshops to train people to identify Ash trees and record information about them.  This is intended to prepare people to assist with efforts assessing the extent of the City’s Ash trees and the impact of the Emerald Ash Borer.  We need all the […]

Learn about KNOX’s Incubator Farming Program and tour the Hartford Grown Headquarters farm. In partnership with UConn, KNOX will host a yearlong urban farmer training program in Hartford starting in the fall of 2016. This program is perfect for community gardeners who would like to scale up their production levels to sell at local markets. […]

  Take an insider tour of KNOX’s community gardens. 20 different gardens grow throughout Hartford, along with thousands of trees and amazing landscapes handcrafted by KNOX’s crews. We’ll go to as many gardens as possible and still have you home in time for supper. For the extra adventurous, show up with your bike and take […]

Join orchardist Peter Montgomery at the Earle Street Community Garden to learn basic skills in fruit tree pruning and maintenance. Peter will share best practices for encouraging productive and healthy trees, as well as insights into the history of fruit trees in Connecticut and the East Coast. Stay afterwards for a potluck cookout at the […]

KNOX is hosting a youth job training open house on Thursday to recruit Hartford residents, ages 17 – 24, for a job training program. Stop by the office from 9 am – 12 pm noon to learn more. Seeking young adults interested in learning: Landscaping Horticulture Greenhouse management Life skills training including GED classes, OSHA and […]

Learn the basics of the cutting edge way to grow protein and fresh produce. Hydroponics uses water and micro/macro nutrients while aquaponics uses water with fish waste as the replacement for those nutrients. The class will include layouts of different designs and different uses for an economical and efficient way to grow food. It will […]