Events for Environment

Backyard Composting Workshop - Making Your Own Black Gold

https://wasatchgardens.org/news-and-events/calendar/292

This workshop will help you understand the science behind great compost and the ingredients needed to make a healthy, productive compost pile. Topics will include building, watering, turning, and troubleshooting your compost pile as well as a review of different composting methods so that you can build a pile that matches your lifestyle, space, and gardening needs. We have several different types of tumbling composters on-site for you to check out, too. Now's your chance to come learn the basics of making your own "black gold" at home and maybe share some of your own successes or challenges you've faced composting in the past. Each student will get to handle, smell, sift, and compare some amazing "finished compost" from the instructor's home garden. Please come dressed for being outside and for working in the garden, and feel free to bring garden gloves if you have a favorite pair. Please come prepared with sunscreen, water bottle, and don't forget your mask :-) This workshop has a limited number of spots available and is expected to sell out quickly. No walk-ins permitted the day of class, so please register on line ahead of time. If rain is expected we will cancel THE DAY BEFORE the event via EMAIL, so please check your email inbox (and SPAM folder) if the weather looks iffy! Instructors: Marybeth Janerich and Katie Sue Mulliken This workshop is $25. Discounted rates available to community gardeners with WCG or the WCG Network. Pre-Registration is required. NOTE: We offer a limited number of reduced-tuition scholarships for low-income individuals. If you would like to apply, please fill out and submit our scholarship application before continuing the on-line registration process.



Vermicomposting with Red Wigglers

https://wasatchgardens.org/news-and-events/calendar/293

Would you like to make your own compost but don't have the outdoor space? Are you tired of not putting your kitchen scraps to good use? Do you already compost but want to do more to create fertile garden soil? If so, come join us in our Teaching Gardens to learn how to make compost indoors year-round using red wiggler worms. After going over some basics, we'll meet some "red wigglers" up close. We'll practice sorting worms from their castings, so plan to get dirty during this part of the workshop! We'll also practice making some fresh bedding for our red wigglers. Students will get to examine several different kinds of worm bins and will receive a take-home list of resources, including a parts list for the DIY bin that we will show in class. Please come dressed for being outside and for sorting worms (a messy business!). Garden gloves are NOT recommended for this very delicate process. Students not wanting to sort the worms with their bare hands or touch the castings are absolutely welcome to simply observe.

Please do come to class prepared with sunscreen, a water bottle, a sun hat, etc., and don't forget your mask :-) This workshop has a limited number of spots available. No walk-ins permitted the day of class, so please register online ahead of time. Class will be held rain or shine. In case of rain, we will hold class on our covered patio. Instructors: Marybeth Janerich and Katie Sue Mulliken This workshop is $25. Discounted rates available to community gardeners with WCG or the WCG Network. Pre-Registration is required. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received within 24 hours of class unless we can fill your spot. NOTE: We offer a limited number of reduced-tuition scholarships for low-income individuals. If you would like to apply, please fill out and submit our scholarship application before continuing the on-line registration process.



Engelmann Mountain School Summer Program

Engelmann Mountain School is a nonprofit PreK-2nd grade School and Learning Center for all ages. We focus on Place-Based Education as a way to engage with our environment and community! We are excited about our upcoming kids summer program for ages 4-7.

Enrollment is open and you can find the link below. We also have Summer Workshops and Upcoming Events in Big Cottonwood Canyon that will be available for people of all ages and families. https://engelmannmountainschool.org/summer-day-program/



Wild and Scenic Film Festival

Outdoor Afro– Utah Network is partnering with the Tracy Aviary, Utah Film Center’s Black Bold & Brilliant program, to present the Wild & Scenic Film Festival! Join us on Friday, June 10th for our fundraiser and Juneteenth event under the stars featuring Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and LGBTQ+ communities engaging with outdoor sports, public lands, and environmental activism.

All tickets include your admission to Tracy Aviary and ticket sales will be donated to Outdoor Afro National and Black, Bold & Brilliant. We’ll have food and refreshments for purchase at The Bird Feeder Cafe and a lawn full of outdoor sports vendors, so bring your blanket and chairs. Arrive early for the birds and stay for the movie! If you can’t attend the in-person, the films are available online you can still support and participate!

Registration link: https://www.utahfilmcenter.org/event/wild-scenic-festival/



Workshop - Tomato Caging and Trellising

https://wasatchgardens.org/news-and-events/calendar/298

 If you've struggled to manage your large indeterminate tomatoes in the past, this class will give you solid hands-on experience with low-cost and effective techniques to keep them upright and easy to harvest. Come join us at the Wasatch Community Gardens' Campus teaching gardens as we compare and contrast all sorts of commercially available and DIY tomato cages, stakes, and trellising systems. Students will install cages, practice Florida weave, and learn our favorite way to manage a row of indeterminates. Please come dressed for being outside and for working in the garden, and feel free to bring garden gloves if you have a favorite pair. Please come prepared with sunscreen and water bottle, and don't forget your mask This workshop has a limited number of spots available and is expected to sell out quickly.

No walk-ins permitted the day of class, so please register on-line ahead of time. If heavy rain is expected, we may cancel THE DAY BEFORE the event via EMAIL, so please check your email inbox (and SPAM folder) if the weather looks iffy! Instructor: Katie Sue Mulliken Volunteer Workshop Assistant: Laura Mills This workshop is $25. Discounted rates available to community gardeners with WCG or the WCG Network. Pre-Registration is required. NOTE: We offer a limited number of reduced-tuition scholarships for low-income individuals. If you would like to apply, please fill out and submit our scholarship application before



Outdoor Water Trivia

We are bringing our popular Water Trivia outdoors at the Three Creeks Confluence. This event combines water-themed education with fun, friendly competition for a watershed cause. Teams test their Wasatch water knowledge in ten trivia questions and a final wager on topics ranging from global water systems to local hydrology.

If you plan to play, please register prior to the event and arrive early to get settled. Trivia will begin at 7P. Registration is not required if you do not plan to play. Everyone is welcome! Each participant will receive a beer ticket and addition brews will be available for purchase courtesy of Epic Brewing. A salsa bar will be provided by Salsa Del Diablo. All participants will be entered into an opportunity drawing to win awesome prizes from Deer Valley, Flowfold, Made by Fell, Millcreek Coffee Roasters, Ritual Chocolate, and more! $60 

Team Registration https://sevencanyonstrust.org/events/water-trivia



Range 2 River Relay

https://sevencanyonstrust.org/events/range-river-relay Please visit website for race details!