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Growing Cannabis in Your Garden

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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RAIN PLAN – We will be relocating to the San Francisco Botanical Garden: Library in the case of heavy rain. Please check the bookstore for our check-in table before proceeding to the library.

Date: Saturday, April 13th, 2024

Location: San Francisco Botanical Garden – Bookstore

Time:  10am-11am

Fee : $5

(All Ages; Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult who is registered for the workshop.)

Workshop Description:

Did you know folks across the U.S. are already growing Cannabis at home? Whether you call it hemp or marijuana, enjoy THC and/or CBD, it is easy to grow in your backyard.  Emily Gogol PhD. and Penny Barthel . are bringing their popular workshops to the San Francisco Botanical Garden to provide you with practical advice and resources for growing at home. Throughout the lecture they will share a variety of ‘show and tell’ items to demonstrate how to successfully grow at home.

Workshop Overview

  • Emily Gogol PhD. & Penny Barthel  will help you learn how easy it is to grow this versatile plant
  • Instructions on how to get started from seed or with plants or clones
  • Step by Step instructions for growing on patio in a container or in the ground

This workshop is well suited for beginners – no previous experience is necessary.


Cannabis seeds and Penny’s book, The Cannabis Gardener, will be available to purchase at the workshop. As a thank you for pre-ordering your book or seeds, workshop attendance is free! Emily and Penny appreciate your pre-orders, as it allows for more time after the workshop to answer questions.

The Cannabis Gardener by Penny Barthel + Workshop – $30

The Cannabis Gardner by Penny Barthel. This is our ‘textbook’ for the class, and you’ll pick it up at the event. Penny is also on hand to sign your copy!

Victory Seeds (CBD)+ Workshop – $40

Victory is as easy to grow as a tomato, on a patio or in a backyard. Late spring through fall, this warm season annual bears flowers high in CBD with a sweet floral aroma, excellent for culinary and smoking applications

The Cannabis Gardener Book + Afternoon Punch Seeds (THC) + Workshop – $65

Afternoon Punch is as easy to grow as a tomato, on a patio or in a backyard. Late spring through fall, this warm season annual bears flowers high in THC with a lush berry aroma, excellent for culinary and smoking applications.

About the instructors:

Penny Barthel is a Cannabis educator, gardener, and recipe developer. She believes that Cannabis belongs in the garden. A certified Cannabis horticulturist, Penny is nationally known for her gardening workshops and book The Cannabis Gardener (Penguin Random House 2021).

Emily Gogol, PhD. is a Cannabis educator, horticulturist and gardening advocate. Emily is CEO of Grow It From Home, which is awarded a multi-year USDA grant to promote growing Cannabis at home, in a backyard or on a patio. She has won numerous awards for her garden advocacy, including a Certificate of Recognition by the California State Senate.

Learn more about Penny and Emily’s workshops and get access to gardening supplies, DIY garden projects and more at GrowItFromHome.com

Gardens of Golden Gate Park Members:  Attendance to this workshop is free for you. There is no discount on the preorder items, members will receive 10% off any of our regular merchandise on site that day.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.


April 13
10:00 am - 11:00 am