The Grow LA Victory Garden Initiative helps new gardeners start their own gardens quickly and easily in a container, in the backyard or at a community garden. Participants are able to turn their interest in gardening into successful, productive gardens that will generate positive changes in their homes by helping to lower grocery bills and enhance opportunities to eat healthy food.
The GLAVG classes are organized and led by UC California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners. Those who complete the 4-week training will become UC-Certified Victory Gardeners.
Hami Garden, Hamilton High School
2955 South Robertson Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Entrance on S. Canfield Ave (Between Cattaraugus and Kramerwood Pl)
The 4-week session is every Sunday for 3 hours.
Dates: April 29, May 6 May 13, May 20
Time: 1:00PM – 4:00PM
List of topics include the following:
Week 1: Planning, tools, containers, raised beds, seed starting, plant selection (what to grow and when to grow it)
Week 2: Soil preparation, soil properties, organic fertilizers, transplanting, irrigation, and mulching
Week 3: Composting, pest management (weeds, diseases, insects), beneficial insects, organic pesticides.
Week 4: Harvesting, pollination, seed saving, fruit trees, recipes, review, graduation
The cost is $20 per class or $75 for the entire session. Only those taking all 4 sessions will be eligible for certificates. Part of the proceeds will go to supporting the Hami Garden.
Payment is available through Paypal.com or by check. My paypal account email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be confirmed registration once payment is received. Classes are always a sell-out, please register early.
Master Gardener George Pessin
834 Huntley Dr #4
Los Angeles, CA 90069