The University of California Cooperative Extension is organizing workshops in various communities throughout Los Angeles County to teach residents how to grow their own fruits and vegetables.
Where: Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills
905 Loma Vista Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
** Entrance on Doheny Rd.
When: Sunday April 9, April 23, April 30, and May 14
Time: 12 Noon – 3:00PM
List of topics includes:
Week 1 (Sunday, April 9): planning, seed starting, raised beds, container gardening, plant selection (what to grow and when to grow it).
Week 2 (Sunday, April 23): tools, soil structure, soil preparation, plant nutrition, organic fertilizers, transplanting, irrigation, mulching
Week 3 (Sunday, April 30): integrated pest management (weeds, diseases, insects), organic pesticides, composting and worm composting
Week 4 (Sunday, May 14): pollination, seed saving, fruit trees, harvesting, review, and graduation
Registration must be completed through Beverly Hills Park and Recreation. See Catalog, page 28 (Note: 4 classes not 5, there’s a mistake in the catalog)
You will be confirmed registration once payment is made. See registration page here.
The cost is $15 for each class ($12 for Beverly Hills residents) or $56 for the entire series ($45 for BH residents). Those who take all 4 classes will be given a certificate of completion.
Any questions please contact:
George Pessin, Master Gardener Instructor