Growing Microgreens at Home: Step-by-Step Demo and Q+A Session (Virtual Class)

Class Description

During this online class, Adam Pollack, founder of Closed Loop Farms, will demonstrate the process of growing microgreens, from soil and seed to your plate. By the end of the workshop, you will have the knowledge necessary to start growing your own nutrient- dense microgreens from your own home. Topics covered will include growing media, seed sourcing, seeding density and varieties, strategies to promote near-perfect germination, lighting options, grow space requirements, planning a schedule based on your usage to always have a steady supply, and of course, how to use your microgreens once they are grown!

Please note that this is a virtual class. Attendees will receive a link to access the live class 2 hours before it begins.

Instructor Bio

Closed Loop Farms is an urban Farm located in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. They are Chicago’s premier microgreen growers, servicing over 100 of the city’s top restaurants, such as Alinea, Oriole, Girl and the Goat and Blackbird. They have recently started to make their microgreens, as well as produce from their outdoor farm and a wide range of products sourced from other local food producers, available to the general public through a home delivery service! They will be offering grow kits for purchase on their store to make sure you have all the supplies you need after acquiring the necessary skills to grow microgreens in this workshop. To learn more about their farmers market to your door delivery service, visit

A Note on Payment

Plant Chicago is offering a series of virtual workshops during April and May of 2020. We are offering these workshops to provide information and knowledge to people during a time when we are not able to gather in person. These workshops will also provide much-needed income for our workshop leaders, many of whom are employed in the food sector and face immediate challenges due to the COVID-19 situation. If you are able to pay full price for your workshop, Plant Chicago and our workshop leaders truly appreciate it. However, we understand that, while everyone deserves access to the information being shared in these workshops, some people may not be able to pay for workshops right now. If you are not able to afford the ticket fee, you are welcome to use the code VirtualCE2020 during check-out to take the class at no cost.

No refunds will be given for this class. If you purchase a ticket and are not able to tune in when the workshop is live, we will share a recording along with any slides and resources shared during the class.

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