2017 Shtetl Skills Workshops

All workshops are $10-$20 suggested donation. Nobody turned away due to lack of funds. Some workshops have an additional materials fee.

Crop Planning for Garden Abundance w/ Hannah Slipakoff

Sunday December 17: 2PM – 4:30PM  |  5020 Cedar Ave

There are a few key winter planning activities that can help gardeners set themselves up for success in the spring. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to make a 'crop map’ for your garden, a tool that can incorporate crop rotation, succession planting, and how to intercrop to get the highest yields out of your space. We'll also discuss how to use your crop map and simple research, to create a 'planting plan' that will help you determine when to plant your crops to make the most of your plot throughout the entire growing season. If you have a garden, bring a sketch of your intended planting space (with approximate dimensions) to create you individualized map and plan. No garden or experience is required to come and learn!


Hannah Slipakoff is Jewish Farm School’s Program Manager. She’s been engaged in community farming for over 10 years and currently manages the production garden at KleinLife JCC in Northeast Philadelphia.


Shtetl Skills workshops are co-sponsored by Kol Tzedek Synagogue and generously supported by the Natan Fund,

the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia,
and the Lisa and Maury Friedman Foundation.


 Learn about our past workshops.