Thursday, May 23, 2013

Arboretum offers organic gardening class June 8

Organic Fruit & Vegetable Gardening
 Saturdays: 12noon to 4pm in the Palm Room
Jill Morganelli, Instructor and Horticultural Curator at the Arboretum
$25 Arboretum members / $30 non-members per class (includes Arboretum Admission)
Please call 626.821.4623 to register, or you may register at the door.


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. 

June 8:  Palm Room
Summer Crops, Herbal Companion Planting, Summer Disease ID, Treatment and Prevention, Biodiversity, Summer Weeds and Insects, Remedies and Recipes, Horticulture Therapy, Small Space Gardening 

September 14: 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 14: Palm 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

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