Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Late Breaking Events: Urban Roots Workshops

Submitted by Urban Roots.

Workshops are free of cost, and are offered at Urban Roots Community Garden Center at 428 Rhode Island Street.

Upcoming workshops

Saturday, April 5th 11am – Attract Birds and Butterflies to Your Garden presented by Karen Sirgey of Avian Architecture.

A workshop with master bird house designer and builder, Avian Architect, Karen Sirgey. Special for the season of bird migration, Sirgey will present bird and butterfly housing and gardens designed to attract them. Demonstrations will include planning of the bird and/or butterfly garden and setting up a house for our winged friends.

Thursday, April 10th 5:30pm – Summer Bulbs presented by Elizabeth Licata of and Buffalo Spree.

Elizabeth presents on summer bulbs and tubers such as lilium, dahlias, colacasias, and canna. How and when to plant them, maintain them, and overwinter those that need it. How you can have some type of lily blooming from early June through early September, the special needs of colocasia, and how indoor starts may be necessary in some cases. All the new hybrids will be discussed. Pest or disease problems that may arise will be discussed, as will the necessary evil of staking and ways to cover and disguise the lanky stems of tall lilies.

Saturday, April 19th 2pm – Shade Gardening presented by Roxanne McCoy of Lilies of the Field

Thursday, May 1 time tba – Green Economy: Composting and Reducing Waste for individuals, organizations & businesses. Co-sponsored by Buffalo First. RSVP by April 25 to Buffalo First ( at Free to Buffalo First Members and Urban Roots Member-Owners, $10 suggested donation for non-members.

Saturday, June 21st Time TBD – Flower Press a workshop for children and parents presented by Karen Sirgey of Avian Architecture.

Please sign up to secure a spot: 716-362-8982 or email

Submitted by Urban Roots.

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