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  • NEW! Camp Picasso! - Summer 2013 Week 4

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    Ages 4-8

    Monday – Friday

    Week 1: July 8 – July 12

    Week 2: July 15 – July 19

    Week 3: July 22 – July 26

    Week 4: July 29 – August 2

    9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Please bring a snack)

    $175 per week for members’ children / $185 per week for non-members’ children (May enroll per week or for multiple weeks)

    Instructor: Art To Grow On Children’s Art Center, Inc.

    Creativity! Imagination! Innovation! Let's get ready to have tons of fun! Campers will be Architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, Painters like Van Gogh and Monet, Mosaic Tile Designers like Gaudi, and Sculptors like Degas. Fun-filled days include Play Dough Stations, Drawing and Collage Stations, Manipulatives, Outdoor Studio Time, and more. Every day is filled with new lessons, and each week our Peewee Picasso’s learn about all new Artists! Please call the Foundation Office at (310) 544-1948 to register.

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  • Yoga in the Garden - Spring 2013 (Series Begins Mar. 16)

    Location: 
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    Saturdays

    March 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4

    $80 members / $90 non-members

    Instructor: Renee Yazdi

    When we have the opportunity to take yoga out of the studio and into a natural setting, we can experience the true beauty in the practice. In these eight weeks, feel the peace and energy of the garden become one with you. The pace and difficulty of this class is appropriate for most individuals. Each class will begin with joint opening, progress to deeper stretches and flows, and ultimately be guided into meditation. This gentle therapeutic approach can be done in a chair or without a chair. Yet, even an advanced practitioner can benefit from this energy-based, meditative practice. Please bring a mat and dress for the outside. In the event of rain, we will still have class, but we may need to move it inside.  **Drop-ins are allowed and are $12 per class for members and $15 per class for non-members. Please register in the Gift Shop.

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  • NEW! Small Space Vegetable Gardening - Spring 2013

    Location: 
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    $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)

    Location: 
    classroomb

    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)

    Location: 
    classroomb

    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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  • NEW! Easy Herb Gardening in the South Bay - Spring 2013

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    $25 members / $35 non-members

    Instructor: Judith Gerber

    Come and learn how easy it is to grow your own herbs successfully in containers or a garden. The class will provide an overview of organic herb gardening in the South Bay highlighting local seasons, plant selection, basic soil preparation, plant location (including water, sun, and climate requirements), and gardening resources. We will also discuss harvesting, preserving, storing, uses for herbs, and an introduction to culinary herbs.

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