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Events: Gardening

Fri, 4/10 10:30am

Classroom B and Garden Grounds

Series: $30 members / $40 non-members          

Drop-in: $12 members / $15 non-members        

Materials Fee: $5 (payable to instructor, one-time fee)

QUALIFICATIONS: Andy Vaughan: Owner and Director of CaliFarmer, UCCE Master Gardener, Edible Landscaper and School Garden Educator.

Farmer Andy will take your young ones (ages 5 – 12 years old) through the exciting world of farming and gardening. This hands-on program will encourage growth and exploration by taking Junior Farmers, parents and grandparents on a journey from farm-to-table including the germination process of seeds and how our worm friends help seeds grow into food.


 

Sun, 4/19 10:30am

Sundays, March 8, April 19, May 17

Series: $15 members / $20 non-members        

Drop-in: $8 members / $10 non-members

Materials Fee: $5 (payable to instructor, one-time fee)

Beth Crosse: Ocean-friendly Garden Chair of South Bay Chapter and Green Gardens Group (G3) Certified Trainer, Maintenance Director for Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden.

 Instructor Beth Crosse will teach students how to achieve an Ocean-friendly Garden through giving your garden CPR: Conservation, Permeability and Retention and bring it back to life! This program includes watershed basics, hands-on workshops, the 5-step process, 3 Instant Gratifications and countless resources.

*A portion of fees will benefit Surfrider Foundation – South Bay Chapter


 

Sat, 4/25 10:00am

 

Cost: $25 members / $35 non-members           

Materials Fee: $5 (payable to instructor) 

Julie James: Owner and Director of Green Wisdom Herbal Studies, UCCE Master Gardener and Certified Herbalist

 Herbs and medicinal foods are traditional medicines that form the basis of our own traditional healthcare system. Herbs are still used throughout the world as a primary source of healthcare in many countries. In this fun, aromatic and flavorful class, students will learn about traditional herbs for healing, nourishment, health maintenance and first aid.

Students will have the opportunity to try different forms of herbal medicines and medicinal foods. Students will also take home a number of different handmade products including teas, tinctures and salves with recipes to make your own herbal medicines at home and a solid introduction to herbs/foods for healing.


 

Sat, 5/9 9:00am

Included with paid Garden admission

In being more than just another pretty place, South Coast Botanic Garden is a dynamic space with many hidden trails and a playful curiosity that may just stir something inside of both children and adults. Traditionally National Public Gardens Day raises awareness of America’s public gardens and the various roles they play in communities nationwide. We are excited to open our gates for a day spent exploring the vast 87 acres of the Garden, but more importantly, diving into the layers of memories and nostalgia that make the Garden, “Your Garden”. We have partnered with our friends at Palos Verdes Library District in presenting their Pop-up Library to our youngest members. Our most unique and stunning plant collections will showcase small-group tours with insider knowledge on the intriguing stories of how they came to be and the Garden’s locally-world-famous instructors will be conducting hands-on demonstrations to teach you their tricks of their trade. In a great day to introduce friends and family to your special place, we truly thank you for your support.

Schedule of Tours and Demonstrations will be posted here soon!


 

Sun, 5/17 10:30am

Sundays, March 8, April 19, May 17

Series: $15 members / $20 non-members        

Drop-in: $8 members / $10 non-members

Materials Fee: $5 (payable to instructor, one-time fee)

Beth Crosse: Ocean-friendly Garden Chair of South Bay Chapter and Green Gardens Group (G3) Certified Trainer, Maintenance Director for Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden.

 Instructor Beth Crosse will teach students how to achieve an Ocean-friendly Garden through giving your garden CPR: Conservation, Permeability and Retention and bring it back to life! This program includes watershed basics, hands-on workshops, the 5-step process, 3 Instant Gratifications and countless resources.

*A portion of fees will benefit Surfrider Foundation – South Bay Chapter


 

Sat, 5/23 10:00am

Cost: $25 members / $35 non-members           

Materials Fee: $5 (payable to instructor) 

Julie James: Owner and Director of Green Wisdom Herbal Studies, UCCE Master Gardener and Certified Herbalist

This class will focus on caring for dogs and cats though other animals may be discussed as required. Herbal treatments for disease as well as prevention and general care for various afflictions will be discussed. Julie will take students through the pros and cons of raw and other diets, basic recipes for homemade pet food and guidelines for improving nutrition using commercial food. Additional subjects include herbal/floral essence blend tutorials and nutrition for improving immune health, skin and coat, digestion, joints and more! Students will take home recipes and ideas for supporting the health of your fuzzy kids, plus samples of herbal medicines to put that information to use immediately!


 

Sun, 5/24 12:00pm

Cost: Included with paid Garden admission

Andrew Anderson: Owner and Operator of The Urban Farmer landscape design company

Andrew will take guests through creating and adding butterfly-friendly plants to your garden. Plants used to help several varieties of butterflies flourish along with specific plants caterpillars need to grow will be available for sale and incorporation to your own garden from Ricardo’s Nursery. In a time when butterfly populations are dwindling, their ability to pollinate our food sources and flowers depends on their available food sources. You can help butterflies thrive while enjoying a butterfly sanctuary in your own backyard.


 

Fri, 6/26 10:00am

Fridays, Jun. 26, Jul. 17, Aug. 14

Cost: $75 members/$90 nonmembers    

Materials Fee: $10/class        

Drop-in Cost: $20 members/$35 nonmembers    

Farmer Andy and Farmer Allison will take young ones (Grades K - 2) through the fragrant and interesting world of herb gardening. This hands-on program will encourage growth and exploration with 3 interactive days centered around soil, seeds and ‘senses’. Children will get a special take-home starter kit after each class. Parent supervision is requested.

Farmer Andy Vaughan: Owner and Director of CaliFarmer, UCCE Master Gardener, Edible Landscaper and School Garden Educator. Farmer Allison Fitzhugh:  Certified California Nursery Professional (CCNP)


 

Fri, 6/26 1:00pm

Fridays, Jun. 26, Jul. 17, Aug. 14

Cost: $90 members/$110 nonmembers    

Materials Fee: $15/class        

Drop-in Cost: $25 members/$40 nonmembers    

Farmer Andy and Farmer Allison will take young ones (Grades 3 - 5) through the fragrant and interesting world of herb gardening. This hands-on program will encourage growth and exploration with 3 interactive days centered around soil, seeds and ‘senses’ with a more in-depth approach. Children will get a special take-home starter kit after each class. Parent supervision is requested.

Farmer Andy Vaughan: Owner and Director of CaliFarmer, UCCE Master Gardener, Edible Landscaper and School Garden Educator. Farmer Allison Fitzhugh:  Certified California Nursery Professional (CCNP)

 

Fri, 7/3 10:00am

Fridays, Jun. 26, Jul. 17, Aug. 14

Cost: $75 members/$90 nonmembers    

Materials Fee: $10/class        

Drop-in Cost: $20 members/$35 nonmembers    

Farmer Andy and Farmer Allison will take young ones (Grades K - 2) through the fragrant and interesting world of herb gardening. This hands-on program will encourage growth and exploration with 3 interactive days centered around soil, seeds and ‘senses’. Children will get a special take-home starter kit after each class. Parent supervision is requested.

Farmer Andy Vaughan: Owner and Director of CaliFarmer, UCCE Master Gardener, Edible Landscaper and School Garden Educator. Farmer Allison Fitzhugh:  Certified California Nursery Professional (CCNP)


 

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