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Saturday, September 10; 12:00PM - 5:00PM

Organic Fruit and Vegetable Gardening

Located in Bamboo Room

About This Event

Saturdays: 12pm to 4pm
Jill Morganelli, Instructor and Horticultural Supervisor at the Arboretum
$25 Arboretum members / $35 non-members per class (includes Arboretum Admission)

Please call 626.821.4623 to register or pay at the door

The Organic Fruit and Vegetable Gardening classes at the Arboretum combine Biodynamic, Permaculture and other natural gardening techniques that align with the seasons. Each class is part of a 16-hour series that highlights how to build habitat and soil while providing solid horticultural practices for the ins-and-outs of growing organic fruits and vegetables. Tours of the Los Angeles Arboretum Garden for All Seasons and Crescent Farm help to give visual meaning to the concepts you learn in class. It is a great way to connect with the earth, your friends and family, and the community!

Fall – September 10, 2016
Autumn is the season of harvest and transition. The focus of this class will be on drought tolerant fruit trees, crops, and their nutritional qualities. Fall is the best time of year to plant herbs so we will also talk about savory and medicinal choices. We will finish the year with cleaning / sharpening tools and getting the garden ready for winter.

Winter – December 10, 2016
The winter class is the first class in the series because it is all about preparation. In-depth soil building techniques are discussed along with the soil food web, composting and vermiculture, cover crops, how to build raised beds, winter crops and pruning fruit trees. Suggestions for small space gardening and vertical structures are discussed. Also included in this class are the recurring themes of Urban Agriculture in Action, The Moon, the Stars, the Sky and What They Mean to Us, What a Tool, and The Good, the Bad and The Ugly. Time to break out your tools and get down to business.

Cost

$25 Arboretum members
$35 non-members per class (includes Arboretum Admission)

More Information

Jill Morganelli, Instructor and Horticultural Supervisor at the Arboretum
Please call 626.821.4623 to register or pay at the door

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