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Etsy Hands-On: Dirt

Mar 29, 2012

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Ready to get involved in gardening, but not sure where to start? Get your hands dirty and make your own tiny terrarium and seed bombs on April 10 at the Etsy Labs; Kimberly Sevilla of Rose Red and Lavender will share her extensive expertise.  All you need to bring is a small jar, and we’ll provide the supplies. Sign up and join us anytime between 5 and 8 p.m.

Rose Red and Lavender

If you want to garden but lack access to an outdoor space, don’t fret. Britta Riley of Windowfarms makes vertical hydroponic platforms that allow you to grow up to 32 vegetable plants in a typical apartment window, year-round.  Join us on April 10 to learn how they work!


Although Windowfarms are dirt free, rich soil is a key component to fresh food. Composting has become much easier in New York with compost locations at Greenmarkets throughout the city. Get compost tips from Etsy’s resident compost expert Jakob von Eichel and learn just how easy it is to escape the concrete jungle by volunteering time at the Red Hook Farms or Compost for Brooklyn.

Not all of us have green thumbs or the urge to grow our own produce, but luckily, we can support local farmers and enjoy fresh veggies and fruit all season long. Just Food will also be on hand to help you find your local CSA.

Members of Etsy Support will also be present to hear your story and answer any questions you have about Etsy. And you can enter a raffle for a living wall planter from Woolly Pocket!

Woolly Pocket



Event: Hands-On: Dirt
What: Make a terrarium and seed bomb with Rose Red and Lavender.
Learn about hanging plant systems from Windowfarms.
Talk to Just Food about finding a CSA near you.
Learn urban composting techniques.
Talk with members of Etsy Support.
Take photos in our Magnolia Photo Booth!
Where: Etsy Labs, 55 Washington St. Suite 712, Brooklyn, NY 11215
When: Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cost: Free

Can’t make it? Watch the live demo at 4:30 p.m. EST.

In the meantime, check out this how-to video and make your own light bulb terrarium!

2 Featured Comments

  • recycledideas

    recycledideas from recycledideas said 8 years ago Featured

    Planting and Nurturing Seeds - so essential to our "human-ness". <<<<< Completely agree! This spring I am also hoping to introduce my toddler to gardening. She already knows a little about seeds because of what I do as my job, but to watch her watch them grow will be a real treat. She already loves digging in the dirt and comments on the 'babies.' A terrarium for later on will be a great project!

  • grandpacharlieswkshp

    Chuck Harpham from grandpacharlieswkshp said 8 years ago Featured

    i live in Iowa and have almost unlimited garden space. But i can imagine what it's like living in a metro area and wanting to plant something! There's no satisfaction like raising something that you can take to the table and enjoy!


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