Store Classes & Events

Here’s a list of what classes, events and workshops are coming up at Shell’s Feed.

Monthly Community Seed Swaps

FREE Get-Togethers to Swap & Talk Garden Shop

In the Spring & Fall we have FREE Monthly Community Seed Swaps where gardening friends and neighbors can come together, swap seeds/plants/cuttings, & share gardening tips.  Space, coffee, tea & snack treats provided by Shell’s Feed & Garden Supply – located on the loading dock patio (past the chicken brooder through the plastic strip doorway). 

It’s free, just bring something to swap.  More information here:

All swaps are on Saturdays and they are all from 9:00am – 10:30am.

August 24, 2019, September 21, 2019, October 19, 2019, November 16, 2019, December 14, 2019, January 18, 2020

Seed Planting Success Workshop

This Class has been Redesigned! New Info & Tips!

This workshop is about how to have success planting your garden from seed. Starting seeds is a game of patience and practice, but when you get it right, the rewards are amazingly satisfying and healthy too!

This class was formerly titled “How to Start Seeds” and it has some of the same information, however, the curriculum has been updated to include hands-on planting experience.

If you’ve always wanted that “YES! It’s ALIVE!!!!” Dr. Frankenstein moment with seeds in your garden, this a great place to start.

Date: August 24, 2019 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Ticket: $8/seat

What to Plant in Your Florida Fall Garden

Come learn what to grow in your Florida Fall Garden – includes recommendations, tips and tricks, and a take-home gift!

This class was created to answer one of the most asked questions we get at Shell’s Feed & Garden Supply, Inc.: What Should I Grow Right Now? 

Great for folks who move to The Sunshine State from northern climates and can’t seem to get the growing season timing right. Or perhaps your information base for your “grow time” has been influenced by big television gardening shows & big box stores who are NOT catered to the Florida climate!

We’ll show you the wonderous variety of veggies that you can plant in Florida’s Fall growing season. It will include helpful information for planning this Fall’s garden and future Fall gardens as well! 

So come grow your garden like a Florida Native and join us!

Date: September 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Ticket: $10/seat

Chickens for Beginners

In this class we will cover:

  • Benefits of Owning Chickens
  • Chicken Breeds, Sizes, & Egg Colors
  • Coop and Space Requirements
  • Local Laws and Ordinances
  • Brooders for Baby Chicks
  • Chicken Nutritional Requirements from Hatch to Start of Laying
  • Daily and Weekly Chicken Responsibilities
  • Vaccinations and Chicken Care
  • Protecting Your Flock

…and much more!

This class is aimed at beginners – those who have never had chickens, or are just starting out in their chicken ownership adventure. It’s a good way to figure out if you really want to have the responsibility of caring for a flock before you invest…and if you’ve already begun owning chickens, it’s a wonderful class for learning the ropes as you go.

We are happy to have guest speaker and local author Kenny Coogan of Critter Companions co-presenting this class!

Date: September 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Ticket: $12/seat

Earthbox Simple Success Secrets

You want to grow your own, but you’re not sure where to start. Or, you don’t want to plant veggies in the ground.  Maybe you live in a home with no yard (apartment/condo/townhome) but still want to grow your own dinner salads.  You can do that with Earthbox! 

Take classes at Tampa’s Earthbox Authority and learn how easy it really is to have great produce right outside your door!  Seat Price includes voucher for discounted Earthbox purchase exclusively for attendees!

We are proud and excited to welcome back Susan Roghair to teach this class at Shell’s Feed & Garden Supply!

Date: September 21, 2019 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm & October 5, 2019 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Tickets: $15/seat

How to Plant Strawberries

Please come join us for this class to learn how to plant strawberries – conveniently happening right as the pre-order strawberry plugs arrive at the store for pickup!

This class will help you plant your strawberries properly and help ensure successful growth and berry production.

All our best tips & tricks in one class!  Once you book your strawberry pre-order, book this class!

Date: October 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Tickets: $12/seat

Composting 101 Workshop

Food Waste can easily be turned into nutrient-rich compost to use in your yard, garden, and planting containers.  You will buy less soil or heavy fertilizers any more when you turn your own discarded paper, vegetable scraps, grass clippings, leaf litter, twigs, & more into rich, moist, compost.  Save money & the environment! Come learn what you can & can’t compost, how to set it up for success, & more in this class.  

We are excited to welcome back Amanda Streets from the Pinellas Community Composting Alliance to teach this class at Shell’s Feed & Garden Supply!

Date: October 19, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Ticket: $15/seat