Urbanstead Workshops

With our Urbanstead Workshop Series, teen interns in Urbanstead’s Seed To Harvest program gain valuable career, emotional and soft skill experiences while teaching the community about the value of growing our own vegetables and herbs. All of our workshops are available to groups. Please contact info@urbanstead.org to schedule a workshop for your group/organization/buisness today!  



To see a list of our upcoming workshops please visit Urbanstead's Event Page! 

Workshop Group Costs:


Under 10 Participants: $150.00

11 - 15 Participants: $200.00

16-20  Parcipants: $300

Scholarships available to groups in need! 


We are available for large events! Please call (267) 585-4135 or email info@urbanstead.org to arrange.



Learn how to transform kitchen herbs into nourishing lip balm! In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to make all natural lip balm using oils, bees wax and  herbs that are easy to grow in a home garden! Each participant will take home two tubes of lip balm from this workshop.

In this workshop you will learn how to make your own moisturizing salve at home using all natural ingredients like shea butter and beeswax as well as easy to grow at home herbs! You will leave with a salve sample made in the group as a class and the knowledge to make your own salves!

Besides its place in ceremony and religion, incense is often used simply to evoke a mood or create an atmo­sphere for shopping, entertainment, romance, or home relaxation. It’s a mental stimulant that can bathe ordinary events and activities in a special glow. Transform your herbs into incense for your home! In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to make incense from all natural ingredients and oils. We will be making hand-rolled cone incense as well as hand dipped stick incense.

Make medicine from common herbs you can grow at home, or learn about an herb or two you've never heard of before. Many of the herbs we often think of as culinary, such as sage, oregano, or thyme, also have medicinal properties. Come see how fascinating these plants can be and how simple it is to extract their goodness for natural help with our common ailments. Everyone will take home an information sheet about the properties of 10 common herbs and one herbal tincture bottled during the workshop.

Nutritious and delicious! By growing your own tiny greens, you can save money and have something super fresh and healthy to snack on or add to your salads, sandwiches, or smoothies. You don't need much more than a windowsill worth of space to do it!


This workshop is available from March to December and needs booking at least 2 weeks in advance.

Learn about what is required to for a plant to grow! Participants will learn how to start a plant from seeds and propagate from other plants. This workshop will teach you all about starting your garden and houseplants from both seed and stem. This class will give you the tools and knowledge needed to start your own plants from seeds as well as give you a primer in propagation. (Creating new plants from existing plants.) You may never have to depend on expensive nursery stock again! Participants will take home a plant starter and/or seeds.​

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Phone: (267) 585-4135

Mailing Address:


1241 S. Alder St.

Philadelphia, PA 19147

Urbanstead is a 501c3 non-profit organization in Pennsylvania and all donations are tax-deductible to the highest amount allowed by law