Come to the garden to learn with your neighbors how to grow your own food organically. In this time of water restrictions, we will focus on how to save water while building your soil to grow healthy crops.
Classes are led by:
Classes are supported by Univ. of California Cooperative Extension and Emerson Ave. Community Garden, a 501.c.3 organization.
Registration: $55 for the series, $20/class; Discount for EACGC Plot holders, Wright/STEAM and WISH Charter E.S. employees. $50/series. Registration for the workshop series of 4 classes will be confirmed when payment is received. Class size is limited to 20. Contact DANAH.MORGAN@GMAIL.COM for more information. If space is available, you can pay by the class at the door.
Topics: building soil, planning and preparing your garden, choosing plants and seeds, composting, handling weeds and pests, watering wisely, seeds saving, harvesting, and more.
Class #1, April 17* Getting Started
Welcome & Introduction to the Emerson Ave. Community Garden
Preparing garden beds for planting
Choosing seasonal plants, Starting seeds, and Transplanting seedlings
HANDS ON: Soil Test . Planning your garden on paper
Class #2, May 1: Soil Building with Don Smith
Composting and worm composting
Water conservation and irrigation strategies with Michael Calzada
HANDS ON: Building and maintaining a Worm Bin
Class #3, May 15: How Vegetables Grow; Seed Saving; Basic Vegetable Botany with Lucinda Zimmermann
Choosing Cool Season Crops for fall and winter
Introduction to Seed Saving and Storage
Water conservation and irrigation strategies
HANDS ON: Saving wet (tomatoes) and dry seeds (beans)
Class #4, May 22: Container Gardening; Integrated Pest Management with Michael Calzada
Container Gardening: raised beds, vertical gardens, and pots
Growing vegetables in limited space
HANDS ON: Weed scavenger hunt
Class will conclude with a potluck and graduation ceremony
*Topics are subject to change depending on weather, instructors’ needs, or other unforeseeable circumstances
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