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  • Off Site: Torrance Memorial Medical Center Learning Garden #5 - Gifts from and for the Garden

    Mondays

    September 17, October 1, 22, November 5, 26

    ***Location: Columbia Park Community Garden Presentation Area, 4045 W. 190th Street, Torrance

    $10 per class members / $15 per class non-members

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

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  • Guest Speaker: Bart O'Brien - "Springtime Blues and Fiery Falls - Gardening with California Native Plants Through the Seasons"

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    Get ready for our Fall Plant Sale by coming out to hear Bart O' Brien's presentation on Springtime Blues and Fiery Falls - Gardening with California Native Plants Through the Seasons

     

    While most gardeners are familiar with the abundance of spring-blooming California native plants that are seen in gardens and landscapes, many are not aware that they can have beautiful gardens of native plants year round in southern California. This talk with focus on some of the best native plants for bringing color and interest to your garden throughout the year: Fall color, berries, and the first flowers brought on by the beginning of the rainy season; winter blooming manzanitas, currants, gooseberries, and mahonias; the exuberance of spring with too many plants to enumerate; the desert willows, milkweeds, and a plethora of daisies of summer; to the buckwheats and California fuchsias that close out the gardening year before the rainy season. These, and many more possibilities will be discussed. Fall is the best time to be planting these great additions to your garden, so now is the time to be choosing what you want to look for at the upcoming sale!

     

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  • Rose Pruning Demo

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    Additional Location: Rose Garden

    Lecture included with paid Garden admission

    Hosted by: South Coast Rose Society

     

    January is the time to prune your roses back to ensure healthy blooms. Lecture will take place in the Hall. Then attendees will go out to the Rose Garden for a demonstration of proper pruning practices. Demo will be held rain or shine. Wear comfortable walking shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather.

     

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  • Fruit Tree Pruning Demo

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    Additional Location: Orchard

    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 basics of the correct method of pruning fruit trees. Winter is the time to prune many trees, including fruit trees for superior growth in spring. Learn how to protect the health, beauty, and value of one of the most important natural resources on earth, your trees. Raffle included. Demo will be held rain or shine. Wear comfortable walking shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather.

     

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  • Off Site: Torrance Memorial Medical Center Learning Garden Winter 2013 #1 - Winter Gardening

    Mondays

    January 7, 28, February 11

    ***Location: Columbia Park Community Garden Presentation Area, 4045 W. 190th Street, Torrance

    $10 per class members / $15 per class non-members

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

    We are pleased to offer this exclusive opportunity through a program at the new 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.

    Winter Gardening: Monday, January 7, 9 a.m.

    Planning the Spring Vegetable Garden: Monday January 28, 9 a.m.

    Starting Your Seeds for the Spring Edible Garden: Monday, February 11, 9 a.m.

    (All classes meet at Columbia Park Community Garden Presentation Area, weather permitting. Instructor will notify participants if there is a change in meeting place.)

     

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  • Off Site: Torrance Memorial Medical Center Learning Garden Winter 2013 #2 - Planning the Spring Vegetable Garden

    Mondays

    January 7, 28, February 11

    ***Location: Columbia Park Community Garden Presentation Area, 4045 W. 190th Street, Torrance

    $10 per class members / $15 per class non-members

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

    We are pleased to offer this exclusive opportunity through a program at the new 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.

    Winter Gardening: Monday, January 7, 9 a.m.

    Planning the Spring Vegetable Garden: Monday January 28, 9 a.m.

    Starting Your Seeds for the Spring Edible Garden: Monday, February 11, 9 a.m.

    (All classes meet at Columbia Park Community Garden Presentation Area, weather permitting. Instructor will notify participants if there is a change in meeting place.)

     

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  • Off Site: Torrance Memorial Medical Center Learning Garden Winter 2013 #3 - Starting Your Seeds for the Spring Edible Garden

    Mondays

    January 7, 28, February 11

    ***Location: Columbia Park Community Garden Presentation Area, 4045 W. 190th Street, Torrance

    $10 per class members / $15 per class non-members

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

    We are pleased to offer this exclusive opportunity through a program at the new 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.

    Winter Gardening: Monday, January 7, 9 a.m.

    Planning the Spring Vegetable Garden: Monday January 28, 9 a.m.

    Starting Your Seeds for the Spring Edible Garden: Monday, February 11, 9 a.m.

    (All classes meet at Columbia Park Community Garden Presentation Area, weather permitting. Instructor will notify participants if there is a change in meeting place.)

     

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  • Successful Gardens - Winter 2013 (Series Begins Jan. 31)

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    Thursdays

    January 31, February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7

    $45 members / $55 non-members

    $4 materials fee (payable to instructor)   

    Instructor: Sharon Ratterree, M. Ed., Certified Landscape Design Consultant

     

    Whether you are a novice or an expert, this class will help you create your own beautiful garden!

    New topics each session cover garden basics such as design, sustainability, pollinators and wildlife, plant selection for our area, and maintenance. The instructor is an avid gardener and shares tips from practical experience that will work in your own yard.

     

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  • Creating a Spring Edible Garden - Winter 2013 (Series Begins Feb. 1)

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    Fridays

    February 1, 8, 15, 22

    $30 members / $40 non-members

    Instructor: Judith Gerber

     

    This four-week course will provide you with all the information you need to grow a spring edible garden including fruits, vegetables, and herbs. We will discuss plant selection, plant schedules, planting from seed and starter plants, basic soil preparation, water, sun and climate requirements, harvesting, and gardening resources. We will also discuss various approaches to edible gardening including raised beds, container gardening, and in ground directly. Organic gardening practices will be encouraged.

     

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  • Creating an Edible Container Garden

    Location: 
    classrooma

    $20 members / $30 non-members

    $15 materials fee (payable to instructor)

    Instructor: Judith Gerber

      

    Container Gardening is one of the easiest ways to start growing and enjoy homegrown vegetables and herbs if you have limited space, poor soil, problems with gophers and other pests, or don’t have a yard. Even if you do have a yard, container gardening is a simple way to grow edibles that don’t need a large area to grow in.

     

    This class will provide you with all the information you need to grow spring edibles best suited for containers and will include information on growing vertically, soils and amendments, and caring for your containers. You will also make your own “living salad bowl” (includes container, soil, and lettuce plants) to take home to get your container garden started. Class is limited to 20 participants.

     

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