2017 ONGOING GARDEN EVENTS

Volunteer Thursdays!

9:30 am -12:30 pm every Thursday
Get your hands dirty and come learn about organic farming!

Email us at garden@irregardless.com to let us know you are joining us! 

Wine & Weeds

Every Thursday from 6:00pm – 8:00pm *starting March 2017
Get your hands dirty in our Pollinator Garden while sipping wine compliments of the Irregardless Cafe & Catering!

Volunteer Workday and Potluck: Third Saturday of each month

Sat May 20th from 9:30 – 12:00 noon
Get your hands dirty and come learn about organic farming! We will be planting, weeding and mulching the garden. Potluck lunch to follow.  Let us know you are joining us garden@irregardless.com.

 

2017 UPCOMING GARDEN EVENTS
With lots of events coming up, we’d hate for you to lose track of them.
For a complete print out of the events below, click here.

 

Farm to Fork Picnic

Sunday, June 4th from 4 – 7 pm

The picnic will feature up to 35 chefs producing tasting size dishes featuring local, seasonal ingredients grown by a local farm the chef is paired with. These partnerships historically result in highly creative collaborations that are as beautiful as they are delicious. The event also spotlights 14 local food artisans and breweries; each will provide samples of their products, along with makers of local wine, coffee and tea. Live music will be provided by the Chapel Hill bluegrass band Big Fat Gap, and The Holland Brothers. 

Buy tickets at farmtoforknc.com/

 

Bee Keeping with Alice Hinman and April Hamlin

Saturday June 10th from 2 – 3 pm
Alice Hinman, found of Apiopolis, a non profit urban bee sanctuary in Raleigh, will describe natural and sustainable beekeeping practices.   April Hamblin, a NC State graduate studying bees and entomology, will describe native pollinators.  Uli Gratzl, an Apiopolis board member, garden designer and plantswoman, we talk about what a healthy bee habitat looks like.

Tickets: $10

 

1st Annual Blackberry Festival

Sat June 24th at 4-8 pm
Come to the ‘Garden’ for this family friendly fun all about blackberries and local food! There will be lots of activities for the whole family, yummy food from the garden, live music and more.  The Garden’s Pizza oven will be baking all evening, with garden salad and Blackberry Cobbler too. Hands-on activities on nutrition, planting and cultivating vegetables and fruits, healthy soil maintenance, beekeeping, cooking, pollinator gardens and more.

Buy your tickets here Adults $20, Children $7.50

 

Intro to Veggie Fermentation 

Saturday July 15, 9 – 11 am
We’ve all heard about the benefits of adding probiotic-rich fermented foods to our diets.  Buying them at the store can get expensive, but how do you know how to make sure you’re safely getting the most out of these foods when making them at home?  Fermentation can seem like a mysterious process, but we’ll make it easy for you and break it down step-by-step by:

  • Providing the story, benefits, and process behind vegetable fermentation
  • Tasting an array of home-fermented veggies
  • Guiding you through a hands-on demonstration of home fermentation using two different methods
  • Sending you home with handouts and a fermentation vessel filled with a prepped veggie of your choice to get started right away at home!

Purchase your  Tickets: $15

 

Farm Dinner in the Garden 

Saturday July 19, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Experience urban agriculture while enjoying an authentic ‘Farm Dinner’ at the Well Fed Community Garden, just 3 miles from the Irregardless Cafe.  Irregardless’ chefs will be firing up the Garden’s pizza oven, using fresh herbs and produce from the garden. Enjoy a casual evening, tour the garden and enjoy witnessing the ‘growing cycle’ .

Reserve now. $20 includes a farm fresh Pizza Dinner with garden salad and dessert. Children are $7.50. Gluten Free and Vegan Pizzas will be available. Beverages, wine & beer will be available for a small additional fee.   Buy your tickets now and be sure to have a reservation. Tickets: Adults $20, Children $7.50

 

Art in the Garden 

Saturday July 22, 10 am to 1pm
Join artist Annelies Gentile for water color instruction and painting at The Well Fed Community Garden. $38 each day includes the ‘house’ water colors, paper, lunch, instruction and inspiration!

Registration in advance is requested

 

Pollinator Workshop with NCSU’s Agroecology Farm

Saturday August 26
Explore the wonders of pollinators in the garden and learn how to build a happy home for the pollinators in your neighborhood. *more information coming soon

 

Fruit Tree and Berry Bush Cultivation

Saturday, September 9, 2 -3:30
Come learn how to choose the best fruits and berry varieties for your home garden, and how to plant, prune and care for them! Organic pest and disease controls will be covered. See many examples of these fruits and berries in the Well Fed garden and get ready to plant your own!

Ticket$5/person 

 

Farm Dinner in the Garden

Wednesday, September 20, 6:30- 8:30 pm

Experience urban agriculture while enjoying an authentic ‘Farm Dinner’ at the Well Fed Community Garden, just 3 miles from the Irregardless Cafe.  Irregardless’ chefs will be firing up the Garden’s pizza oven, using fresh herbs and produce from the garden. Enjoy a casual evening, tour the garden and enjoy witnessing the ‘growing cycle’.  Gluten Free and Vegan Pizzas will be available. Beverages, wine & beer will be available for a small additional fee.

Tickets: Adults $20, Children $7.50

 

CFSA Farm Tour

Saturday, September 23 – 24, 2 – 6 pm
The Well Fed Community Garden is on the Tour. CFSA’s farm tours were created to better connect farmers and consumers. Visitors are able to see the reality of what goes on at a sustainable small farm.

Register at www.carolinafarmstewards.org/farmtours

 

Art in the Garden 

Saturday, September 30, 10 am – 1 pm
Join artist Annelies Gentile for water color instruction and painting at The Well Fed Community
Garden. $38 each day includes the ‘house’ water colors, paper, lunch, instruction and inspiration! Registration in advance is requested

Tickets: includes lunch and art materials  $38/person

 

Family Farm Lunch 

Saturday, October 7, 11 am – 2 pm

Bring your children to the GARDEN – experience urban agriculture while enjoying an authentic ‘Farm
Dinner’ at the Well Fed Community Garden, just 3 miles from the Irregardless Cafe.

Irregardless’ chefs will be firing up the Garden’s pizza oven, using fresh herbs and produce from the garden.

Activities offered to families will be tours of the garden, interacting with the chickens, simple gardening activities like planting seeds and cultivating the soil, simple cooking demonstrations and nutrition education.

Enjoy some casual time in the ‘garden’ and witness the ‘growing cycle’.

Tickets: Adults $10, Children $7.50 

 

Growing Microgreens with Tami Purdue

Saturday, October 21, 2- 3:30 pm
Learn how to start your own microgreens at home!

Microgreens are easy to grow, tasty on salads and soups, and packed full of antioxidants and other nutrients!

Join us and Tami Purdue of Sweet Peas Urban Gardens for a hands on workshop all about microgreens. You will leave with lots of knowledge and your very own tray of microgreens.

Suggested $5 donation for the cost of materials.

 

 

Shiitake Mushroom Workshop 

Saturday, November 11, 2 -3:30 pm
Learn all you need to know about growing your own shiitake mushrooms, gain hands on experience in starting mushroom logs, and get to take home 1 or 2 logs of your own! Your logs will yield potentially 2 lbs or more for 5 years!

The workshop will be conducted by Will Hooker, a former NCSU professor and long time friend of the garden. Hooker is very knowledgeable with plenty of previous workshop experience and this is a great place for you to begin.

Tickets are limited so please register in advance.

Tickets: $20/person 

 

Gardens for Birds Workshop 

Saturday, December  9,  10–11:30 am  
Bird feeders are great but birds depend on native plants and trees for food and survival. learn what you can do to make your own backyard bird friendly. Workshop will be hosted by the Wake Audubon Society.  Location at the Glenwood Club: 3300 Woman’s Club Dr, Raleigh, NC 27612

$5/person 

All workshops will be at the WFCG
1321 Athens Drive, Raleigh
Email: garden@irregardless.com