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Learning how NOT to kill your plants

Workshop PGH DIY School
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Sat 4/28, Plant 101: Learning how NOT to kill your plants & becoming a crazy plant person, 1-4pm


Do you want to be a crazy plant person, but you find yourself living in a graveyard of plant matter, feeling guilty for being a terrible plant parent? Plant care can be complicated and we want to make it easier for you so you can work your way to becoming a green thumb and having your own junagalow. In this Plant 101 class you will be guided by Natasha of Shadyside Nursery and walk away with a better understanding of different types of plants including tropicals, basic house plants, succulents and cactuses, air plants and more. You will learn about the specific care for each type of plant, soil basics, different ways of propagation, healthy re-potting techniques, organic rooting hormones, light requirements, and fertilization. You will even leave with a variety of plants for your own home, completing 3 projects and walking out with $25- in plants and projects.

Students will be very hands on and make an adorable test tube wooden holder for plant propagation, root some succulents & jade into a smaller pot, then get a medium sized house plant to repot in a pot they can DIY and paint. Lastly, they will get some succulent clippings to root in a small pot and grow at home.

You also get an amazing plant guide that covers all the info and helpful facts to help you choose the right plants for your home. Including some tips like which plants are air purifying, pet friendly, the easiest plants to care for and all care information. If you have a plant you are having difficulties with, feel free to snap some pictures for advice after class wraps up.

Teacher Bio: Natasha has spent her entire life with her hands either in the soil or in the arts. She's a DIYer, horticulturist, handy woman, Business Owner, part time construction worker, and former high school art teacher. She practices various forms of art and is an advocate for art education. She has left the traditional classroom to start Rescue Street Farms, a small Urban Farm, with her partner in crime. Follow the Instagram's at @shadysidenursery and @rescuestreetfarms to keep up on the dirty projects she stays busy with.

ATTN: We've MOVED across the street to 5135 Penn Ave! Be sure to come a bit early so you can check out or new store, which may have some cool supplies for class.

The rules: Classes are for adults only, unless you email in to request permission. To cancel, move or change classes we do require a 72 hour cancellation or change in order to get a refund or move classes. Once past the 72 hour point, we have already locked in your space with the Teacher and supplies, which will be paid out to the Teacher no matter what. If you are using a gift certificate, or have any concerns, email us at workshoppghdiy@gmail.com, thanks! All classes take place at Workshop PGH at 5135 Penn Avenue in Garfield. Parking is metered until 6pm and is free on Sundays. For open parking, we recommend Coral St, Evaline St. or Winebiddle St. nearby. Feel free to BYO snacks and refreshments. On weekends we have Pigeon Bagel & coffee pop up from 9am - 1pm! See you soon!