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 8, April 15, April 22, and April 29
Time: 12 Noon – 3:00PM
List of topics includes:
Week 1 (Sunday, April 8): planning, seed starting, raised beds, container gardening, plant selection (what to grow and when to grow it).
Week 2 (Sunday, April 15): tools, soil structure, soil preparation, plant nutrition, organic fertilizers, transplanting, irrigation, mulching
Week 3 (Sunday, April 22): integrated pest management (weeds, diseases, insects), organic pesticides, composting and worm composting
Week 4 (Sunday, April 29): pollination, seed saving, fruit trees, harvesting, review, and graduation
Registration must be completed through Beverly Hills Park and Recreation. You will be confirmed registration once payment is made. The catalog can be seen here (page 29),
To sign up, use registration page here, http://www.beverlyhills.org/onlineservices/recandparksclassregistration/
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