Sundays 1 pm - 4 pm October 6, 13, 20 and 27
Victory gardens emerged during World Wars I and II as a way to minimize demand on an overburdened public food system. Citizens were encouraged to grow fruits and vegetables so that more of the foods coming from farms and processors could be shipped overseas to soldiers.
Victory gardens are once again becoming popular. But this time, the goal is different. The new victory garden is all about self-reliance. It's about growing your own food so that you have control over how it is grown and how much you pay for it. It's about getting back to real food.
Come learn how to grow your own food organically. In this time of water use awareness, we will focus on how to save water while building soil to grow healthy crops. Class size is limited to 20. Classes are led by UCCE Master Gardeners. Beth Crosse (coordinator). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Location: Emerson Avenue Community Garden (EACGC) at Emerson Ave. & 80th Place, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Registration: Go to EVENTS / CALENDAR / OCTOBER 6 to use PayPal for this series of four workshops.
$50 EACGC plot holder; $55 non plot holder; $95 couple
If space is available, you may pay for an individual class at the door by check payable to “EACGC”.
Class 1 Oct 6* GETTING STARTED / SOIL BUILDING Soil and Nutrients, Composting & Worm Composting, Water Conservation &Irrigation Strategies HANDS ON: Soil Test / Building & Maintaining a Worm Bin
Class 2 Oct 13 HOW PLANTS GROW Basic Vegetable Botany, Seed Saving & Storage HANDS ON: Saving Wet (tomatoes) & Dry Seeds (beans)
Class 3 Oct 20 PREPARING THE PLOT Choosing Seasonal Crops, Southern CA Native Plants, Starting Seeds &Transplanting Seedlings HANDS ON: Planting seeds in a six-pack
Class 4 Oct 27 CONTAINER GARDENING / PESTS Raised Beds, Vertical Gardens, and Pots, Growing Vegetables in Limited Space, Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Series attendees will receive a UC Certified Victory Garden certificate.
Classes are supported by University of California Cooperative Extension of Los Angeles County and Emerson Ave. Community Garden Club, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
*Topics are subject to change depending on weather, instructors’ needs, or other unforeseeable circumstances.