Free Gardening Classes are held on Friday’s.  Everyone is welcome, but no dogs unless certified service animals.  When weather is nice we meet up at the garden, under the shade sails. During increment weather (rain, Santa Ana’s, and hot weather) we meet in the Church’s Sanctuary. Please parking in the Church’s parking lot as some Friday’s are Street Sweeping.  Class times vary depending upon season. During warm weather we like to meet earlier to beat the heat (9:00 am -10:30) and during the cooler season we meet at 10:00 am - 11:30). Some classes may run over, but feel free to leave when you like.

Dates planned for the 2019-2020 Gardening Series:  

Fall Gardening Series: September 6th - December 6 (Sept. & Oct. 9:00 am - 10:30 am) & (Nov. & Dec. 10:00 am - 11:30 am)  Due to Holidays, we go "Dark" until January 10th, 2020.

Winter Gardening Series: January 10th - March 27th, 2020 (Times: 10:00 am - 11:30 am)

Spring Gardening Series: April 10th - May 29th, 2020 (Times: 9:00 am - 10:30 am)

FALL GARDENING SERIES (September 6th, 2019 - December 6th, 2019)

9/6: Beginning Gardening

9/13: Propagation

9/20: Soil, Part 1: Structure, Texture, pH & more

9/27: Soil, Part 2: Composting, Vermicomposting, Cover Crops, Crop Rotation, Mulch & Amendments

10/4: Cool Season Vegetable Gardening

10/11: Planning Your Garden

10/18: Setting up Drip Irrigation

10/25: CA Native Plant Gardening

11/1: Deciduous Fruit Tree Planting and Care

11/8: Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Part 1: How to ID your Pest

11/15: IPM, Part 2: How to deal with Pests, and weed management

11/22: Wildflowers

11/29: HOLIDAY, No Class.

12/6: Planning Ahead

12/13: Make Up Class

Topics vary by season:  If you have a suggestion or request - please email me a month in advance so that I can plan accordingly.

  • Planning on your Garden (one for warm season crops and one for cool season crops)

  • Gardening in the Heat (irrigation, shade cloth, mulch, etc.)

  • CA Native Plants

  • Nov - Dec: Sowing Wildflowers

  • Good Bugs, Bad Bugs - On Going

  • IPM - Pest & Disease Management - On Going

  • Weed Management

  • Plant identification

  • Composting and Vermicomposting

  • Growing in Raised Beds: The Basics

  • Propagation: Seeds, Cuttings, Divisions, and Grafting

  • Container Gardening

  • Vertical Gardening

  • Monthly Gardening Tips

  • Crop Rotation: Twice yearly

  • Setting up a Drip System

  • Gardening during a Drought and Irrigation

  • Tool Care: On Going

  • Bed, Soil Prep

  • Using Cover Crops

  • Growing for Pollinators

  • Deciduous Fruit Tree planting and care

  • Pruning

  • Fertilizing and Testing your Soil

  • Garden Design Principles

  • Succulent Gardening

  • Growing a Cut Flower Garden & Bulbs

  • And always open to suggestions... If you have a suggestion or request - please email me one week ahead of class so that I can plan accordingly.