Upcoming Workshops & Seminars

Each season we select from our skilled team members and local gardening professionals to teach webinars & workshops in our popular gardening education series. Our weekly Webinars are free to attend. Customized virtual classes are an additional charge. Join us live!
Watch previous Sloat Webinars here

Webinar: Farm to Table Cooking

Continuing with our Summer Garden Spotlight Series, we welcome Akeila Forrester of ‘Cooking with Keeks’. In this class, we will use herbs and veggies harvested from our gardens to make a simple and delicious seasonal dinner salad! Using kale, shaved radish, and roasted leeks with garlic lemon and herb vinaigrette + fresh croutons, Akeila will share a fun farm-to-table recipe that we can all enjoy.

There is something so magical about planting seeds, nurturing them daily, watching them grow & turning them into a delicious meal!’  -Akeila

Wednesday, July 7th, 5 pm

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Ingredients needed for this webinar:

  • 1 bunch kale
  • Breakfast radish (or what you have available)
  • 1 leek
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 3 lemons
  • Olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • a few sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 2 slices of any bread of your choice
  • Salt and black pepper


Webinar: Bee Friendly Gardening

In the 3rd installment of our Summer Garden Spotlight Series, we welcome Bonnie Morse;
beekeeper and co-owner of Bonnie Bee & Company in Marin County. She will teach us about the bees (native and European honeybees) that visit our gardens, as well as how you can help support them, plus protect and restore our local biodiversity. Planning a bee-friendly garden can also reduce your garden inputs, including watering. It’s a win, win! Learn what plants and planting tips will attract a diverse group of bees to your garden.

Wednesday, July 14th, 5 pm

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Summer Garden Spotlight Series: Smartphone Garden Photography 

We welcome local photographer Rod Milstead.  With over twenty years of classroom teaching experience, Rod thrives on inspiring people to use their cameras to creatively express themselves through capturing the image, processing, and sharing the final work.  In this class, Rod will describe how to use composition, light, and free or low-cost apps to explore and create beautiful garden images that you will be proud to share.

Wednesday, July 28th, 5pm

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Planting Parties at Sloat Garden Center (*temporarily on hold*)

Make an appointment for a planting party! Planting parties are a delight for birthdays, corporate team building, garden group meetings, or just a fun get-together with friends. Choose from a variety of individualized workshops for kids or adults. See our menu of fun ideas, or create your own!

Kids Planting Party Menu

Adults Planting Party Menu

Contact our Events Manager for details. Please note that maximum attendance varies by store location.

Jen Strobel, Events Manager



Webinar Speakers Available

We can teach any gardening subject to your online group. Popular webinar topics include:

  • Indoor plant gardening
  • Edible gardening
  • Basic gardening 101 (tips on soil, fertilizer, watering)
  • Creating a pollinator garden

Contact Jen Strobel, Events Manager



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