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Veganic Gardening Workshop

May 20 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Matt Loisel, long-time veganic gardener and founder of Lazy Millennial Farms, teaches how to start and maintain a healthy garden and grow our own food organically, without using the animal inputs commonly used in organics such as manure, blood or bonemeal. Gardening without synthetic or animal fertilizers is the most resource-efficient, sustainable and compassionate way to go about it and easy to boot.


This is the 2nd workshop of our 2018 series and will cover:

Understanding fertility
– how much to fertilize, when and why

– Proactive strategies
– Edible weeds
– Tools

Coco Coir vs. Peat Moss
– What’s the difference?
– Which is vegan?
– Which is sustainable?

Plant reproduction
– Harvest techniques
– Increasing productivity


A $15 donation is suggested; nobody is turned away for lack of funds.

Each workshop can be taken as a stand-alone or as part of the series.

Light vegan snacks are provided. Please bring a water bottle to reduce waste.

Please arrive by 1:50 so that the workshops can start promptly at 2pm.

These workshops take place in a garden with generous plum trees, so expect that the bench you sit on will have some dried plum juice. We suggest you wear clothes that you do not mind getting dirty and/or bring a newspaper to cover your seat.


Gardening in the spaces that are available to us, be it a small plot in a community garden, a rooftop, a balcony or a front yard, is an important step in improving access to healthy foods, beautifying and nurturing our environments, and building community resiliency. Seed the Commons is delighted to support our community by offering gardening workshops three times a year.



May 20
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM


The Secret Garden
2710a Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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