Jim Walck conducts a workshop on rainwater harvesting at the Butler Township Community Garden

Gardener Workshops

All workshops will be held at BCI in West Hazleton on Rte 93. (across from Blaise-Alexander Auto Dealership). 
No registration is required, there is no fee, however, a free-will donation is appreciated.


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Educational Programs & Events

The CLDS sponsors several programs and events throughout the year. These include educational workshops for adults, a summer camp for children, as well as a summer internship program for high-school and college students. Other special events, such as film screenings, garden tours, and healthy cooking demonstrations may also be offered. Check the schedule at left to be sure not to miss these exciting opportunities.

Don and Sue Ritter conduct a class on raising backyard chickens

Organic Gardening and Landscape Workshops

Our workshops teach you how to “go green” in your own backyard. Details for upcoming workshops are posted in the sidebar. Unless noted, workshops are $5 per person and open to the public.  For more information or to register for a class, contact Jo Robbins at ualjo1@yahoo.com or 570-578-4773.

Krista Schneider leads students in harvesting herbs to make sun tea during the Garden Discovery Summer Camp

Garden Discovery Camp

The CLDS Garden Discovery Camp is a weekly summer day camp for kids. Most activities take place within the Butler Township Human Nature Community Garden in Drums, where the kids plant and maintain their own garden, learn about bees, birds, butterflies, and worms, and get a chance to eat fresh veggies grown in the garden. Link to our Garden Discovery Camp page for more information.

CLDS table displaying produce for sale at the Downtown Hazleton Farmers Market

"Growing Markets" Internship

The CLDS "Growing Markets" Program is designed to teach aspiring agri-entrepreneurs about sustainable agriculture and small-scale food business. Interns grow food within the Teaching Garden to harvest and sell under the guidance of our program manager. Link to our Employment page to learn more, and to download an application.