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  • California Rare Fruit Growers Meeting

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    classrooma

    The California Rare Fruit Growers meets the second Satruday of the month at South Coast Botanic Garden.

    For additional information contact John Baskett at (310) 707-3903 or Carolyn Buchman (310) 370-7894


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  • South Bay Geranium Society Meeting

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    The South Bay Geranium Society meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at South Coast Botanic Garden.

    For additional information call Donna Leslie-Dennis at (562) 428-0611


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  • South Bay Orchid Society Meeting

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    The South Bay Orchid Society meets the thrid Friday of the month at South Coast Botanic Garden.

    For additional information call Marla Corey at (310) 833-1918


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  • NEW! Small Space Vegetable Gardening - Spring 2013

    Location: 
    classroomb

    $25 members / $35 non-members

    Instructor: Judith Gerber

    If you can provide three basics: sun, water, and great soil, you can grow your own vegetables regardless of how much space you have. Come and learn how to grow edibles in a small space using easy space saving tricks including vertical and container gardening, raised beds, and the best varieties for limited space. We will also discussplant selection, basic soil preparation, plant location (including water, sun, and climate requirements), and gardening resources.

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  • NEW! The Natural Food Garden Series - Spring 2013 (Series Begins Mar. 9)

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    Saturdays

    March 9, 16, April 6

    $90 members / $100 non-members

    $15 materials fee (payable to instructor)

    Instructor: Rishi Kumar, UCCE Master Gardener, Permaculturalist

    This wonderful, eye-opening, three week course will give you all the tools to create a beautiful, abundant, natural food garden. Learn how to grow food organically without the standard backbreaking garden work of weeding, fertilizing, and tilling, and create a work-free garden that can grow and develop with little guidance. This class will teach basic techniques from permaculture includingwater catchment, sheet mulching, work-free composting, mixed cropping, and more. Don't miss this chance to transform your vegetable garden into a self-sustaining paradise!

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  • Off Site: Torrance Memorial Medical Center Learning Garden - Spring 2013 #1 - Create Your Own Living Lettuce Bowl

    Mondays

    March 11, April 8, 29, May 13

    Columbia Park Community Garden Presentation Area

    $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 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.

    #1 - Create Your Own Living Lettuce Bowl (Note: Participants need to bring their own container. Please contact instructor for dimensions/requirements): Monday, March 11, 9 am

    #2 - Seed Starting (Warm Season Edibles): Monday, April 8, 9 am

    #3 - Totally Tomatoes: Monday, April 29, 9 am

    #4 - Preparing the Summer Garden: Monday, May 13, 9 am

    (All 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: Torrance Memorial Medical Center Learning Garden - Spring 2013 #2 - Seed Starting (Warm Season Edibles)

    Mondays

    March 11, April 8, 29, May 13

    Columbia Park Community Garden Presentation Area

    $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 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.

    #1 - Create Your Own Living Lettuce Bowl (Note: Participants need to bring their own container. Please contact instructor for dimensions/requirements): Monday, March 11, 9 am

    #2 - Seed Starting (Warm Season Edibles): Monday, April 8, 9 am

    #3 - Totally Tomatoes: Monday, April 29, 9 am

    #4 - Preparing the Summer Garden: Monday, May 13, 9 am

    (All 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: Torrance Memorial Medical Center Learning Garden - Spring 2013 #3 - Totally Tomatoes

    Mondays

    March 11, April 8, 29, May 13

    Columbia Park Community Garden Presentation Area

    $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 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.

    #1 - Create Your Own Living Lettuce Bowl (Note: Participants need to bring their own container. Please contact instructor for dimensions/requirements): Monday, March 11, 9 am

    #2 - Seed Starting (Warm Season Edibles): Monday, April 8, 9 am

    #3 - Totally Tomatoes: Monday, April 29, 9 am

    #4 - Preparing the Summer Garden: Monday, May 13, 9 am

    (All 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: Torrance Memorial Medical Center Learning Garden - Spring 2013 #4 - Preparing the Summer Garden

    Mondays

    March 11, April 8, 29, May 13

    Columbia Park Community Garden Presentation Area

    $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 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.

    #1 - Create Your Own Living Lettuce Bowl (Note: Participants need to bring their own container. Please contact instructor for dimensions/requirements): Monday, March 11, 9 am

    #2 - Seed Starting (Warm Season Edibles): Monday, April 8, 9 am

    #3 - Totally Tomatoes: Monday, April 29, 9 am

    #4 - Preparing the Summer Garden: Monday, May 13, 9 am

    (All 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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  • Successful Gardens - Spring 2013 (Series Begins Apr. 11)

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    Thursdays

    April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16

    $50 members / $60 non-members

    $5 materials fee (payable to instructor)   

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

    Get Inspired! 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. Bring hats and water as the class may explore outside.

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