Grow Your Own: Learn at the Upcoming Garden to Glass Workshop at The Works, Seattle

How do you feel about drinking craft cocktails with garden to glass ingredients you grew yourself?

Maybe you’re space is limited to a kitchen windowsill or container garden and you' don’t think you have enough space, or maybe you’re just intimidated by gardening in general? Heck, I was! A Steel Magnolias fan since way back, I posted a picture of Weezer and her tomatoes on my vision board (metaphorical) for years before I broke dirt. Once I did take the leap into starting an edible garden of my own, I made a lot of mistakes along the way. My early mistakes helped us learn when we decided to start growing garden to glass edible flowers and herbs on a larger scale on the farm two years ago, and we still sometimes fall on our butts in the dirt. But along the way, we’ve gleaned some edible gardening tips that will help you avoid our same wandering path and head straight towards your first cocktail garden drinks!

If you’re feeling this Garden to Glass idea, but have no idea how to get there, we’ve got a workshop for that!

If there are two things my farmer sister and I LOVE, (we go by the Simple Goodness Sisters for our garden to glass drink mixer company, if you didn’t know that already) it is sharing our passion for #gardentoglass drinks and meeting new people which is why this summer we are going on the ROAD to share our passion for #gardentoglass mixology! We went from two clueless gardeners searching the internet, asking friends, and killing more than a few plants to a small sustainable grown farm of herbs and edible flowers we use for making our unique and incredibly tasty cocktail mixers for our brand, and often, for our own cocktails.

We want to help people grow their own cocktail gardens and use their gardening skills behind the bar!

Our first stop is in Seattle at The Works on Wednesday April 24, 2019 from 6:00 -7:30 PM. We will be sharing our planting plans in depth and demonstrating how each herb, flower, fruit, and vegetable is used to make tasty and delicious drinks at home. Farmer Venise will teach you how to plant your own cocktail garden, including starting herb seeds and all the tips and tricks she has learned on the farm and Bartender Belinda will teach you how to use those herbs and flowers behind the bar. Everyone will leave with a new herb to plant in their garden, a recipe for a delicious garden to glass drink and a taste of one of our most popular garden to glass concoctions. To register for the class please visit The Works website! We hope to see you there!

We can’t wait to add more stops on our #gardentoglass roadtrip so if you would like to have the Simple Goodness Sisters knowledge drop our garden to glass skills at an event, please Contact Us!

Photos by Rylea Foehl Photo of the Families Who Farm project