Rooftop Garden Series: Stinging Nettles Workshop

  • Adults
  • Workshop
  • Sunday, June 23, 2024

    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

    Location: Richmond Cultural Centre Rooftop Garden

    Above: Kymberlee Stogan. Below: Herbal tea from the garden.
    Hosted by Musqueam Educator, Kymberlee Stogan

    Stinging nettles are a rich and accessible source of minerals like iron, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Musqueam educator Kymberlee Stogan will share a wealth of information about nettles’ wide range of uses, including when/how to plant seeds, making nettle and mint tea, and using nettle as a salve.

    Seen as an invasive weed to many newbie gardeners, this hands-on workshop will teach you how to identify, harvest, and prepare stinging nettle for various culinary and medicinal purposes. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to connect with nature and expand your knowledge of herbal remedies.

    Participants will get to sample nettle tea and take some seeds home of this easy-to-grow plant for their own gardens.

    Fee: $5.00 + taxes

    Limited to 20 participants

    About Rooftop Garden Series :
    June – September 2024

    In the months leading up to Richmond Art Gallery’s FOODWAYS exhibition this fall, we are hosting a variety of workshops and events at the Cultural Centre Rooftop Garden during the summer growing season. Events include talks on gardening tips, hands-on art workshops, and food-making workshops hosted in partnership with the Richmond Arts Centre and Richmond Garden Club. 

    To register for more events in this series, go to our Eventbrite series page HERE.  

    Program supported by the 2024 City of Richmond Arts and Culture Grant.   

    About the Rooftop Garden:
    Richmond’s Rooftop Garden is located on the 2nd floor of the Richmond Library/Cultural Centre, open from April – October. It features a variety of floral and food plants maintained by the Richmond Garden Club, with a long picnic table to host small group workshops or events, and a big chess game for players of all ages.


    Above: Kymberlee Stogan. Below: Herbal tea from the garden.


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    Wednesday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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    Saturday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    Closed on statutory holidays.

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