Garden for the Environment March Calendar

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2596697062_0dd4aa6a81Garden for the Environment is San Francisco’s public teaching garden — they have a great schedule of workshops coming up this spring.

 

Dig In! Series Part II – Growing Healthy Soil

  • When: Saturday, March 11th, 2017, 10am to 12pm
  • Where: Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave. at Lawton St., San Francisco
  • Cost: $30 (20% discount if attending all six in the series!)
  • Register for all six workshops: bit.ly/GFEdigin2017, Part II only: bit.ly/GFEdigin2017-2.

There’s a whole other living world right under our feet! You probably know that good soil is the key to a healthy garden, but what exactly is “good” soil? In this workshop, you’ll learn how to identify the soil you have, what to do to ensure it’s healthy and how this helps your vegetable garden thrive!

 

Dig In! Series Part III – DIY Drip Irrigation

  • When: Saturday, March 18th, 2017, 10am to 12pm
  • Where: Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave. at Lawton St., San Francisco
  • Cost: $30 (20% discount if attending all six in the series!)
  • Register for all six workshops: bit.ly/GFEdigin2017, Part III only: bit.ly/GFEdigin2017-3.

The best way to save water and keep your plants healthy is to install drip irrigation in your garden. In our experience, watering is one of the biggest factors for success (or failure) in a vegetable garden. Drip irrigation is the answer! In this workshop, you’ll learn how to design, install, and maintain your own drip irrigation system and have the opportunity to build a trip system at GFE!

This is part of a series of six workshops modeled after our renowned “Get Up!” training program. Taking all six workshops will teach you everything you need to know to grow food in your own backyard!

 

Dig In! Series Part IV – Planting Calendar & Crop Rotation

  • When: Saturday, March 25th, 2017, 10am to 12pm
  • Where: Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave. at Lawton St., San Francisco
  • Cost: $30 (20% discount if attending all six in the series!)
  • Register for all six workshops: bit.ly/GFEdigin2017, Part IV only: bit.ly/GFEdigin2017-4.

Keeping your garden productive year-round can be daunting, but some simple tips can help you grow healthy veggies easily! In this workshop, our own educator Emilie will teach you how to plan your planting schedule in advance so that you know what to plant in our unique San Francisco seasons. You’ll also learn how growing different crops in different locations every year can keep your garden healthy and productive. One of the best parts of Bay Area living is year-round gardening – learn to take advantage of it!

This is part of a series of six workshops modeled after our renowned “Get Up!” training program. Taking all six workshops will teach you everything you need to know to grow food in your own backyard!

 

Dig In! Series Part V – Planting Your Edible Garden

  • When: Saturday, April 1st, 2017, 10am to 12pm
  • Where: Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave. at Lawton St., San Francisco
  • Cost: $30 (20% discount if attending all six in the series!)

Register for all six workshops: bit.ly/GFEdigin2017, Part V only: bit.ly/GFEdigin2017-5.

After all of the preparation that goes into setting up a backyard growing space, it feels great to finally get plants in the ground. This class will teach you everything you need to know for the much-awaited planting day, including preparing your soil, seeding, transplanting, watering, and fertilizing. With some simple tips and hands-on experience, you’ll be ready to get your summer garden planted and ready to go!

This is part of a series of six workshops modeled after our renowned “Get Up!” training program. Taking all six workshops will teach you everything you need to know to grow food in your own backyard!

 

Dig In! Series Part VI – Care & Harvest of Your Backyard Garden

  • When: Saturday, April 8th, 2017, 10am to 12pm
  • Where: Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave. at Lawton St., San Francisco
  • Cost: $30 (20% discount if attending all six in the series!)
  • Register for all six workshops: bit.ly/GFEdigin2017, Part VI only: bit.ly/GFEdigin2017-6.

Now that your plants are in the ground, it’s time to learn more about taking care of them until harvest time. Edible gardens will need some care and maintenance to make sure everything is healthy and productive. In this class you’ll learn about plant care, pest and weed control and prevention, fertilizing, and (of course) how and when to harvest. You’ll leave this class confident about what it will take to care for your plants and excited to reap the rewards of your edible backyard garden.

This is part of a series of six workshops modeled after our renowned “Get Up!” training program. Taking all six workshops will teach you everything you need to know to grow food in your own backyard!

 

Gardening the San Francisco Way

  • When: Saturday, March 18th, 2017, 10am to 12pm
  • Where: Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave. at Lawton St., San Francisco
  • Cost: $10, sponsored by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
  • Register: bit.ly/GFEcompost2017

Use your microclimate to your advantage by choosing plants that will thrive even during the drought. Learn to create a dreamy garden that will save money and water with little or no summer irrigation.

 

Sustainable Edibles

  • When: Saturday, March 25th, 2017, 10am to 12pm
  • Where: Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave. at Lawton St., San Francisco
  • Cost: $10, sponsored by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
  • Register: bit.ly/GFEcompost2017

You have dreams of an edible garden, but how can you grow beautiful, nutritious food without wasting water or using harmful chemicals? Join us for this class and to learn simple practices that can help you create a healthy and abundant garden. We’ll talk about how to grow edibles with water conservation in mind, how to eliminate toxic chemicals from your gardening, and how to build a healthy garden ecosystem to control pests. Let nature do the work and enjoy the bounty of a home garden!

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