Bachman’s Kids Gardening Series with Spark-Y

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Vermicomposting Kids Class 2013While the first Bachman’s  Kids Gardening Series class was this past Saturday, there are still three more opportunities to attend in the upcoming Saturdays.  These one-hour long sessions focus on sustainable  urban agriculture with your kids ages 5-14.  With interactive learning, games, art, and hands-on projects, anyone can enjoy this!

Three remaining Saturdays: Sept. 21, Sept. 28 & Oct. 5

Four sessions per day: two at 10 am for youth and teen and two at 11 am for youth and teen.

Bachman’s on Lyndale Ave. S. in the Polyhouse

Cost:  $15 each with all class proceeds benefitting Spark-Y  The price has been dropped to $5 each for the remainder of the season!  This is a great deal!

Register Now:


Spark-Y is a local nonprofit dedicated to empowering Minneapolis youth and using sustainable education.

Each class will focus on a different topic related to sustainable garden practices: Vermicomposting  (September 21), Algae (September 28), and Mushrooms (October 5).  Not only will each participant be able to be creative and play games, but they will get to use a microscope and get to know the subject matter up close and personal.


·      September 21: Vermicomposting. Learn the anatomy of the worm and what in the world vermicomposting is.  Imagine combining a dissected worm and a microscope.

·      September 28: Algae.  Play the game 5 Kingdoms (I don’t know what this is, but it sounds fun) and paint algae.  Put that together with a microscope

·      October 5: Mushrooms.  Spy on the mushrooms under a microscope and other unique activities.


More infomation about the Sponsors of this program:

Spark-Y: Youth Action Labs (formerly YEA Corps) is a non-profit organization providing hands-on sustainability education to youth. Spark-Y partners with community organizations and local Twin Cities schools helping youth design, construct, manage, and learn from commercially viable sustainable systems such as aquaponics, vermicomposting, algae cultivation, culinary mushroom cultivation from coffee grounds, and more. Spark-Y will also be hosting youth workshops this fall in our greenhouse. For more information, please


Bachman’s was founded in 1885 and remains family-owned, with fourth- and fifth-generation Bachman family members leading the company today. Based in Minneapolis, Bachman’s operates 29 retail locations in the Twin Cities and St. Cloud, including six full-service Floral, Home and Garden Centers, a floral and card store in U.S. Bank Plaza (downtown Minneapolis) and 22 “Flowers by Bachman’s” departments within Lunds and Byerly’s grocery stores. The company also operates indoor and outdoor landscaping divisions, a wedding/special events department, a nursery wholesale division, eight acres of greenhouses, and a 670-acre growing range in Farmington, Minn., which produces many of the plants, flowers and landscaping products sold at Bachman’s today. To place an order with Bachman’s, call (612) 861-7311 from within the Twin Cities or (866) 222-4626 from outside the Twin Cities area. Or, to find retail locations, more information about Bachman’s, or answers to your gardening questions, visit


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Gianna Kordatzky

I am married to the craziest, most awesome man I know. We have four kids–Ranging in ages from 5-10. You can learn more about my life as a mother and wife at .

I love to throw parties and be with friends. I love to read my Bible and grow closer to God. I love to eat and exercise. I have learned to love coffee.
And I could really use a nap.

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