Gardening 101 Series

10sep01octGardening 101 SeriesSowing Seeds of Change Urban Farm

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Learn all the basics of gardening in this 5-week crash course. Take home seeds, starters, compost, natural pest spray and a mini garden box

Want to grow your own fresh veggies? You don’t have to have a greenthumb to start your own garden at home. All thumbs welcome here!

Each week learn about specific gardening topics in this series with lots of goodies to take home.

Week 1: Seed Sowing and Seed Saving (9/10/23)

  • Growing from seed vs. plant starters
  • GMO, Heirloom, Organic, Hybrid, what’s the difference?
  • Increase germination rate when sowing seeds
  • Proper seed saving
  • Take home: seeds

Week 2: Soil Health and Composting (9/17/23)

  • Why is soil health so important?
  • Soil Health
  • Soil Types
  • Fertilizer vs. Amendments
  • How to build a compost pile
  • Take home: compost

Week 3: Garden Planning and Planting (9/24/23)

  • Preparing your garden space
  • Garden Design
  • Garden Planning
  • Transplanting tips
  • Companion planting
  • Take home: plant starters

Week 4: Pest Management and Garden Maintenance (10/1/23)

  • Identify garden pests and disease
  • Natural pest control
  • Pruning techniques
  • Harevesting tips
  • Take home: DIY pest control treatment

Week 5: Build our own Garden Box to take home(10/1/23)

  • Build a mini garden box to take home at the end of this workshop
  • Please bring $40 to cover material cost

This series is recommended for adults. Children over the age of 10 are welcome to join with a parent participant. Each workshop is broken up into 2 parts:

  1. Lecture with examples and resource samples
  2. Hands on experience learning

All workshops are held outdoors. Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes. Bring a hat, sunscreen and water as needed.

Please see attached for directions and location. The urban farm location can be difficult to find, so please use map and plan accordingly.



September 10 (Sunday) 8:30 am - October 1 (Sunday) 12:30 pm(GMT-07:00)


Sowing Seeds of Change Urban Farm

620 San Francisco Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802

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