Friday, August 24, 2012

Arboretum to offer Organic Fruit & Vegetable Gardening class Sept. 8

Organic Fruit & Vegetable Gardening 2012
Saturday, September 8
12noon - 4pm
At the Arboretum in the Palm Room
301 North Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA 91007

Jill Morganelli, Instructor and Horticultural Supervisor
$25 Arboretum members / $30 non-members per class
Please call 626.821.4623 to register or you may pay at the door. There is no entrance fee when you are registered for a class.

Learn how to grow fruits and vegetables organically in your home garden! You’ll be saving money at the grocery store while contributing to the healthy lifestyle of 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 a variety of topics.

September 8: Palm Room
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

December 1: Bamboo Room
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

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
301 North Baldwin Avenue
Arcadia, CA 91007-2697
Phone: 626.821.4624

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