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Raised Bed and Container Gardening Workshop

  • Oak Park Public Main Library 835 Lake Street Oak Park, IL, 60304 United States (map)

Sunday, March 3rd
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Oak Park Public Main Library
834 Lake Street
First Floor - Community Engagement Space
Oak Park, IL 60301

Container gardening—what does that mean?

Is it a fad?  Is it a miracle?  Most importantly, is it something that you can do in your own garden?

Please join the Deep Roots Project for an informative and exciting workshop on growing your veggies in containers and raised beds.  Dan Gibbs will lead the workshop where you will learn:

  • How to grow veggies in large raised beds

  • How to grow veggies and small containers

  • Benefits of container growing

  • The best soil blend for large and small containers

  • Watering tips

  • Which veggies thrive in containers

  • Common pests

  • Nutrition tips for a thriving garden

  • Tips on growing our favorite 22 veggie varieties from seedlings

Our spring to fall workshops will go into more detail about the topics Dan will briefly cover on March 3.


  • Order veggie seedlings Feb 11 to March 6 for spring and summer planting. We also sell organic spinach seeds. Seedlings and seeds will be ready to pickup at the Good Earth Greenhouse in River Forest the week you should plant them. The varieties are the  best for our area and were selected by Dan Gibbs.

  • Video of our Crop Planning Workshop held on Jan 27 can be viewed here.

Check out our online store of edible gardening supplies – custom raised beds, super growth garden soil blend, mighty moisture mulch, soil amendments and installation services here. Order online, by phone or in person. Contact David Murphy at dmurphy[at] and (773) 502-5600.Container gardening—what does that mean?

Earlier Event: January 27
Crop Planning Workshop
Later Event: March 23
Optimum Raised Bed Gardening Soil