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  • NEW! Easy Herb Gardening in the South Bay - Spring 2013

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    $25 members / $35 non-members

    Instructor: Judith Gerber

    Come and learn how easy it is to grow your own herbs successfully in containers or a garden. The class will provide an overview of organic herb gardening in the South Bay highlighting local seasons, plant selection, basic soil preparation, plant location (including water, sun, and climate requirements), and gardening resources. We will also discuss harvesting, preserving, storing, uses for herbs, and an introduction to culinary herbs.

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  • All About Fuchsias - Public Lecture - CANCELED

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    This lecture has been canceled as of 4/15/2013.


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  • Smart Gardening Compost Workshop – Beginning Workshop

    Location: 
    gardengrounds

    Included with paid Garden admission

    Hosted by Los Angeles County, Countywide Smart Gardening Program

    Beginning workshops provide hands-on instruction on composting, worm composting, grasscycling, and water-wise and fire-wise gardening. Residents can purchase a backyard or worm composting bins at a discount.

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  • Debra Lee Baldwin Presents Succulents Simplified

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    Lecture included with paid Garden admission

    Speaker: Debra Lee Baldwin

     

    The South Coast Botanic Garden is proud to be the first Los Angeles-area venue to host Debra Lee Baldwin on tour with her new book, Succulents Simplified. Debra will share what's new and exciting with these architectural, geometric and stylish "plants that drink responsibly" and explain how a few photogenic Southern California gardens launched a worldwide phenomenon. “We have a near-perfect climate for succulents, so our botanical gardens, nurseries and landscape professionals have had a head start on the plants’ cultivation and uses,” she says. “The international gardening community is eager to see what Southern California hybridizers, growers and designers come up with next.” Debra also will show gorgeous new cultivars and how top garden and floral designers are using succulents in bouquets, topiaries and even wearable art. 

     

    Award-winning garden photojournalist Debra Lee Baldwin authored Designing with Succulents and Succulent Container Gardens, both bestsellers. Her new book, Succulents Simplified: Growing, Designing and Crafting with 100 Easy-Care Varieties is a Timber Press summer, 2013 release. Debra is a regular contributor to Sunset and other publications, and her own half-acre garden near San Diego has been featured in Better Homes & Gardens. She specializes in showing how to use architectural, water-wise and easy-care succulents in a variety of appealing and creative applications. Debra will sign books before and after her presentation.

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  • Ornamental Tree Care Demo

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    Lecture included with paid Garden admission

    Speaker: Rick Wheeler, Certified Arborist and owner of Island Mountain Tree & Plant Services

     

    With 40 years of experience, Rick will walk you through the proper care of ornamental trees, including insect and disease problems, proper watering and fertilization, proper pruning, and time of year to prune. Proper pruning tips will be demonstrated. Wear comfortable walking shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather.

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  • South Coast Dahlia Society Show

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    Saturday

    August 17

    12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Sunday

    August 18

    9:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Frances Young Hall

    Included with paid Garden admission

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  • RESCHEDULED - Geranium Propagation Workshop

    Location: 
    classrooma

     

    Lecture is included with paid Garden admission

    Ideal for garden borders and beds, pelargonium are easy to propagate. Preferring full sun they flower from spring through summer. Learn about the various species of geranium and their close cousin pelargonium. Cuttings will be supplied as well as pot and soil and instructions for planting. Knowledgeable society members will be on hand to answer any questions you have about this popular house and garden plant.

     

    Please join the Geranium Society during their regular meeting on September 26, 2013 from 7:15 pm to 9:00 pm for the Geranium Propagation Workshop. This meeting will be held in Classroom A and is open to the public.

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  • Off Site: TMMC Learning Garden - Summer 2013 #1 Daytime Class - Container Vegetable Gardening

    Daytime Classes

    Mondays

    June 3, 24, July 8, 29, August 12, 26

    9:00 am – 11:00 am

    Columbia Park Community Garden Presentation Area

     

    NEW! Evening Classes

    Mondays

    June 3, 24, July 29

    Thursday

    August 15

    6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

    South Coast Botanic Garden, Classroom A

     

    $8 per class members / $10 per class non-members

    Instructor: Judith Gerber (judith.gerber@tmmc.com)

    We are pleased to offer this exclusive opportunity through a program at the Torrance Memorial Learning Garden. Participants can learn how to grow an edible garden and actually work in a garden plot. This year-round program features formal classes/lectures, work days, and much more. In addition to these more formal classes, there are ongoing “work” days that include hands-on instruction in topics such as plant selection, soil preparation, fertilizing, natural pest control, irrigation, general garden maintenance, and harvesting/deadheading. Class is limited to six participants for daytime classes only.

    #1 *Container Vegetable Gardening: Monday, June 3, 9 am or Monday, June 3, 6 pm

    #2 *Summer Garden Maintenance: Monday, June 24, 9 am or Monday, June 24, 6 pm

    #3 Learning Garden First Birthday Party – Come and Celebrate Our First Anniversary!: Monday, July 8, 9 am

    #4 *Troubleshooting Your Garden: How to Assess Problems & How to Prevent Them: Monday, July 29, 9 am or Monday, July 29, 6 pm

    #5 *Hot Weather Planting for Cool Season Harvesting: Monday, August 12, 9 am or Thursday, August 15, 6 pm

    #6 Preserving the Harvest/Recipes from the Garden: Monday, August 26, 9 am

    *NEW! Can’t make the daytime class out at the Learning Garden? We are now offering evening “repeats” of most daytime classes at South Coast Botanic Garden. Contact Judith Gerber at (310) 543-1917 or judith.gerber@tmmc.com for more information.

    (All daytime classes meet at Columbia Park Community Garden Presentation Area, weather permitting. Instructor will notify participants if there is a change in meeting place. Columbia Park is located at 4045 W. 190th Street in Torrance.)

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  • TMMC Learning Garden - Summer 2013 #1 Evening Class - Container Vegetable Gardening

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    classrooma

    Daytime Classes

    Mondays

    June 3, 24, July 8, 29, August 12, 26

    9:00 am – 11:00 am

    Columbia Park Community Garden Presentation Area

     

    NEW! Evening Classes

    Mondays

    June 3, 24, July 29

    Thursday

    August 15

    6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

    South Coast Botanic Garden, Classroom A

     

    $8 per class members / $10 per class non-members

    Instructor: Judith Gerber (judith.gerber@tmmc.com)

    We are pleased to offer this exclusive opportunity through a program at the Torrance Memorial Learning Garden. Participants can learn how to grow an edible garden and actually work in a garden plot. This year-round program features formal classes/lectures, work days, and much more. In addition to these more formal classes, there are ongoing “work” days that include hands-on instruction in topics such as plant selection, soil preparation, fertilizing, natural pest control, irrigation, general garden maintenance, and harvesting/deadheading. Class is limited to six participants for daytime classes only.

    #1 *Container Vegetable Gardening: Monday, June 3, 9 am or Monday, June 3, 6 pm

    #2 *Summer Garden Maintenance: Monday, June 24, 9 am or Monday, June 24, 6 pm

    #3 Learning Garden First Birthday Party – Come and Celebrate Our First Anniversary!: Monday, July 8, 9 am

    #4 *Troubleshooting Your Garden: How to Assess Problems & How to Prevent Them: Monday, July 29, 9 am or Monday, July 29, 6 pm

    #5 *Hot Weather Planting for Cool Season Harvesting: Monday, August 12, 9 am or Thursday, August 15, 6 pm

    #6 Preserving the Harvest/Recipes from the Garden: Monday, August 26, 9 am

    *NEW! Can’t make the daytime class out at the Learning Garden? We are now offering evening “repeats” of most daytime classes at South Coast Botanic Garden. Contact Judith Gerber at (310) 543-1917 or judith.gerber@tmmc.com for more information.

    (All daytime classes meet at Columbia Park Community Garden Presentation Area, weather permitting. Instructor will notify participants if there is a change in meeting place. Columbia Park is located at 4045 W. 190th Street in Torrance.)

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  • Off Site: TMMC Learning Garden - Summer 2013 #2 Daytime Class - Container Vegetable Gardening

    Daytime Classes

    Mondays

    June 3, 24, July 8, 29, August 12, 26

    9:00 am – 11:00 am

    Columbia Park Community Garden Presentation Area

     

    NEW! Evening Classes

    Mondays

    June 3, 24, July 29

    Thursday

    August 15

    6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

    South Coast Botanic Garden, Classroom A

     

    $8 per class members / $10 per class non-members

    Instructor: Judith Gerber (judith.gerber@tmmc.com)

    We are pleased to offer this exclusive opportunity through a program at the Torrance Memorial Learning Garden. Participants can learn how to grow an edible garden and actually work in a garden plot. This year-round program features formal classes/lectures, work days, and much more. In addition to these more formal classes, there are ongoing “work” days that include hands-on instruction in topics such as plant selection, soil preparation, fertilizing, natural pest control, irrigation, general garden maintenance, and harvesting/deadheading. Class is limited to six participants for daytime classes only.

    #1 *Container Vegetable Gardening: Monday, June 3, 9 am or Monday, June 3, 6 pm

    #2 *Summer Garden Maintenance: Monday, June 24, 9 am or Monday, June 24, 6 pm

    #3 Learning Garden First Birthday Party – Come and Celebrate Our First Anniversary!: Monday, July 8, 9 am

    #4 *Troubleshooting Your Garden: How to Assess Problems & How to Prevent Them: Monday, July 29, 9 am or Monday, July 29, 6 pm

    #5 *Hot Weather Planting for Cool Season Harvesting: Monday, August 12, 9 am or Thursday, August 15, 6 pm

    #6 Preserving the Harvest/Recipes from the Garden: Monday, August 26, 9 am

    *NEW! Can’t make the daytime class out at the Learning Garden? We are now offering evening “repeats” of most daytime classes at South Coast Botanic Garden. Contact Judith Gerber at (310) 543-1917 or judith.gerber@tmmc.com for more information.

    (All daytime classes meet at Columbia Park Community Garden Presentation Area, weather permitting. Instructor will notify participants if there is a change in meeting place. Columbia Park is located at 4045 W. 190th Street in Torrance.)

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