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.

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Time

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

Location

Sowing Seeds of Change Urban Farm

620 San Francisco Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802

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