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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Upcoming Free Gardening Workshop

Spring is just around the corner…
and planting time is prime! 

Free Gardening Workshop
Saturday, March 21, 2015
9:00 am to 12:30 pm
4351 Hilltop Drive, El Sobrante, California
Sponsored by the Hilltop and Richmond Wards of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Designed for both beginning and experienced gardeners with any level of experience
Free admission
Open to the general public
Free instructional materials
Free gardening books as door prizes

Classes will be taught by master gardeners and professional horticulturists including :

  • Low-cost, low-water ways of growing vegetables and berries
  • Small-space gardening: containers, raised beds, and trellises
  • Growing a year-round garden in the Bay Area
  • Bio-intensive practices for large yields in small spaces
  • Drought-tolerant, low-upkeep landscaping
  • Planting, pruning, and caring for fruit trees
  • Growing strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries
  • Dealing with gophers, voles, bugs, and other pests
  • Gardening for seniors and how seniors can add years to their lives through gardening
  • Propagation: how to start plants from seeds and cuttings
  • Composting made easy; saving money on soil amendments
  • How to set up a simple aquaponics system in the home
  • Saving water thru drip irrigation, rain barrels, and gray water reuse
  • Garden myths and keys to success
  • "Lasagna" gardening
  • Weed control and mulching
Bring a friend (or two), neighbor, co-worker, or family member

Every attendee leaves with live strawberry plants and knowledge about how to grow delicious fruits and vegetables. 

Plant the seed
Watch your love of gardening grow
It's good for the mind
It's good for the soul

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