Thursday, May 26, 2011

Arboretum to offer organic gardening class June 4

Organic Fruit & Vegetable Gardening
At the Arboretum
301 North Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA 91007

Saturdays: 12noon to 4pm in the Bamboo Room
Jill Morganelli, Instructor, Arboretum Horticultural Curator, certified permaculture designer
$25 members / $28 non-members per class
Please call 626.821.4623 to register; you may also register at the class on Saturday

Learn how to grow fruits and vegetables organically in your home garden! You’ll be saving money at the grocery store while contributing to a healthy lifestyle for your family by reaping the nutritional benefits of eating fresh-grown produce. Vegetable gardens enhance the appearance of any yard and provide a fun activity for all ages. This class focuses on seasonal production and covers the following topics:

Saturday, June 4, 2011
Summer Crops, Herbal Companion Planting, Summer Disease ID, Treatment and Prevention, Biodiversity, Summer Weeds and Insects,
Remedies and Recipes, Horticulture Therapy, Small Space Gardening

Saturday, September 17:
Fall Crops, Fall Weeds and Insects, Fall Disease ID, Treatment and Prevention, Organic History and Current Events, Different Farming Practices, Tool Maintenance, Community Supported Agriculture, Slow Food

Saturday, December 3:
The National Organic Program, Winter Crops and Companion Planting, Winter Weeds and Insects, Winter Disease ID, Treatment and Prevention, Irrigation, Soil Building, Composting and Worm Bins, Pruning Fruit Trees, Gopher-proof Your Planting Bed

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