Wednesday, March 25, 2009

UCLA Extension offers spring gardening classes

Ahh, spring is here. The days are getting longer, flowers are budding, and new growth is making yards and gardens green again. Well, greener; how bare do they get here in Los Angeles?

This spring, learn how to make your yard or garden as green as it can be -- with UCLA Extension's gardening and horticulture courses.

General Botany for Gardeners.
Led by Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Research Associate Robert Keith Lauri. Tuesdays, March 31-June 16, 7-10 p.m.; Boelter Hall Room 2760, UCLA; $345.

Garden Design for Southern California Homes.
Led by UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Program Director Stephanie Landregan. Wednesdays, April 1-June 3, 7-10 p.m.; Boelter Hall Room 5436, UCLA; $345.

Sustainable Gardens.
Led by The Learning Garden Gardenmaster/Director David King. Mondays, April 13-May 4, 7-10 p.m.; Boelter Hall Room 2760, UCLA; plus two field trips to be arranged; $240.

Gardening Practices and Techniques.
Led by landscape contractor Nancy Harrington. Thursdays, April 2-June 4, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and Saturdays, April 25 & May 30, 9 a.m.-noon; The Learning Garden, Venice High School, 13000 Venice Blvd.; $375.

Enrollment for UCLA Extension's Spring Quarter is underway now. Spring Quarter commences on March 30; courses begin throughout the quarter. For more information, call 310-825-7093. For complete course descriptions and online enrollment, visit

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