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. Plus, vegetable gardens enhance the appearance of any yard and provide a fun activity for all ages. This is a two part class and you can attend one or both sessions. It is taught by Jill Morganelli, instructor and horticultural curator at the Arboretum.
September 8 topics: Fall crops; fall weeds and insects; fall disease identification, treatment, and prevention; organic history and current events; different farming practices; tool maintenance; community supported agriculture; slow food.
December 1 topics: The National Organic Program; winter crops and companion planting; winter weeds and insects; winter disease identification, treatment, and prevention; irrigation; soil building; composting and worm bins; pruning fruit trees; gopher-proof your planting bed.
A program of the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, which has a mission to foster awareness and appreciate of the role of plants in nature and human affairs.
Location: Palm Room
The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
301 North Baldwin Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91007
For more information about this two-part class, see the Arboretum’s Events & Classes website page.
Fee: $25 Arboretum members/ $30 non Arboretum members, per class.