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March 2019

Basic Gardening

March 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Convivium Urban Farmstead, 2811 Jackson Street
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$15

Have you always wanted to start a garden, but just were not sure how to start? In this course, Convivium’s Farm Manager, A.J., will take you through the why’s, what’s, where’s, and most importantly, the how’s of gardening basics. You will learn about seed selection and starting, about what to take into consideration when picking the location of your garden, and how to make a plan. You will also learn about different bed options, garden maintenance, and how to harvest.…

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Intro to Beekeeping

March 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Convivium Urban Farmstead, 2811 Jackson Street
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$40

Want to ensure a steady supply of pollinators for your garden? Want to do what you can to support and increase the local bee population? Want to eat honey from your own backyard? Join local beekeeper Ry Meyer for Convivium’s Introduction to Beekeeping class to find out how to get started. This hands-on class is three sessions long and will provide insight into the bee and the hive. You will learn about equipment, bee husbandry as well as weatherization. Throughout the…

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Complete Composting – Full

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Convivium Urban Farmstead, 2811 Jackson Street
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$40

Join Convivium Urban Farmstead and Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency (DMASWA) in a project to measure and minimize food waste in Dubuque, Iowa. This project looks to quantify the impact of local, backyard composting which contributes to city-wide efforts of reducing waste and conserving natural resources. Our four week composting class, instructed by Convivium’s Farm Manager, A.J. Shultz, will teach you how to turn your kitchen scraps and yard waste into fertile compost. As a participant, you will: gain…

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April 2019

Lunch & Learn – Garden!

April 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Convivium Urban Farmstead, 2811 Jackson Street
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Free

This week’s GARDEN topic: Garden Terminology Whether it’s understanding the various philosophies of gardening  or knowing the differences between heirlooms, hybrids, cultivars, and varieties understanding the terminology of gardening is essential. This Lunch and Learn will shed some light on some of gardening’s most pertinent vocabulary. No need to register, session starts at 12 pm in front of the fireplace. Join us for a Lunch & Learn on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at Convivium Urban Farmstead.…

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Potato Tower Workshop – Full

April 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Convivium Urban Farmstead, 2811 Jackson Street
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$15

Want to grow potatoes but don’t think you have the space, or just don’t want to break your back digging them up? Then Convivium’s Potato Tower Workshop is for you! Join Farm Manager, A.J., for this interactive workshop where you’ll learn all about potatoes, how to grow them, and some alternative growing methods. This class is very hands-on as you will be building the potato towers from start to finish, please dress accordingly. Space is limited - purchase tickets here.

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