Free Gardening Classes are held every other Friday from 10-11:30. Everyone is welcome. Parking is usually on the street, but currently there is construction, so please use the Church's parking lot, parking closest to the Garden. Dates planned are: July 7, 21; Aug. 4 - then we take a break. We start back up again on Sept. 29, Oct. 13 & 27; Nov. 10. Due to Holidays, we go "Dark" until January 5th, 2018.
Meeting place will be up at the garden under the sail unless bad weather, then we will meet in the Church Sanctuary.
Topics vary by season: If you have a suggestion or request - please email me one week ahead of class so that I can plan accordingly.
- Jan - March: Planning on your Spring Garden
- April - May: Planning your Summer Garden
- June - July - August: Gardening in the Heat (irrigation, shade cloth, etc.)
- Sept - Oct - Nov: Native Planting
- Nov - Dec: Sowing Wildflowers
- Good Bugs, Bad Bugs - On Going
- IPM - Pest & Disease Management - On Going
- Composting and Vermicomposting
- Growing in Raised Beds: The Basics
- Growing from Seeds
- Growing Natives - Typically at the end of Sept. and the month of Oct. these are the best months to grow/transplant Native's to get them established
- Container Gardening
- Monthly Gardening Tips - The first (or last) garden lesson we will go over the month's tips and suggested tasks
- Crop Rotation: Twice yearly
- Gardening during a Drought and Irrigation - Typically goes with growing in te Heat so we are prepared to get our plants the water they will need
- Growing in this Heat - Typically in June to get us prepared for the intense Summer Heat
- Tool Care: On Going
- Bed, Soil Prep: Twice yearly; once for Spring and once for Fall.
- Growing a Cover Crop: Winter Cover Crops and Summer Cover Crops
- Growing for Pollinators
- Fertilizing and Testing your Soil: Twice yearly; once for Spring and once for Fall.
- Growing a Cut Flower Garden
- 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.