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Friday, May 18, 2012

Community Garden Workshops - Get your Hands Dirty



 May 19 "Celebrating Community Gardens from the Ground Up" Event

 COMMUNITY GARDENS WORKSHOPS
11:00AM-1:00PM — MAKE YOUR OWN SPRING ROLLS WITH FOOD FROM THE GARDEN Ongoing
Learn how to make your own spring rolls using food from the garden. Materials/food fee: $5.00, Joni Gabriel and Suzie Vasquez.  Location:  Food Service
11:00AM-12:00PM –  PREPPING YOUR ORGANIC GARDEN
Joyce will demonstrate how to prepare and plant your garden bed for success. Joyce Gemmell, San Diego Master Gardener and author of Joyce Gemmell’s Planting Guide.  Location: Old Volleyball Court (across from the Vendors)
11:00AM-12:00PM — COMPOSTING FOR THE HOME GARDENER
This workshop is for the home gardener who wants to help the environment by keeping waste out of the landfill and creating compost for their garden.Charles Anacker, Master Composter.  Location: Classroom 2
12:00PM-12:30PM — BACKYARD CHICKENS
Chickens provide many benefits to the sustainable household. Learn the benefits of home grown fresh organic eggs and what it takes to care for chickens.  Chris and Ted Snyder, Green Planet.  Location: Patio
12:00PM-12:45PM — SUMMER FRUIT TREE CARE
Ben will cover the essentials of caring for your fruit trees during the summer months.  Ben Kotnik, San Diego Chapter, California Rare Fruit Growers.  Location: Sanctuary
12:00PM-1:00PM — LET YOUR CREATIVITY IN THE KITCHEN FLOW
Discover new dimensions for adding flair to local foods and simple, healthy tips for dressings, dips, and more.  Jennifer Joe, MA in Integrative Health whose family ran a local restaurant that operated for 53 years.  Location: Classroom 1
12:00PM-1:00PM — EASY HANDS-ON SUMMER GARDEN PLANTING
(for kids and adults)–Learn by doing: Planning, Easy soil prep, plant veggie starts and seeds, veggie companions, plants need food, too, water saving techniques, document everything. TLC Volunteers.  Location: The Garden (by the toolshed)
12:30PM to 1:15PM — VERMICULTURE
Everything you wanted to know about worm composting.  Diane Hollister, organic gardener and Master Composter, graduate of the UC Santa Cruz Organic Farming Internship.  Location: Classroom 2
1:00PM-2:00PM — HOW TO START AND MAINTAIN A COMMUNITY GARDEN
Finding land, organizing a leadership team, discovering community assets, designing the garden, developing garden policies, finding building help, blessings and trials. Harry Watkins, Professor of Strategy and Sustainability, Pt. Loma Nazarene University.  Location: Sanctuary
1:15PM-2:15PM — COOKING DEMO WITH PAUL MASCHKA
Paul will be demonstrating how easy it is to whip up something amazing from your garden any time of the year. Samples will be served. Paul is the Lead Farmer and Farm Instructor at Seeds @ City.  Location: Classroom 1
2:00PM-2:30PM — GROWING GIGANTIC BLUEBERRIES IN SAN DIEGO
April Bright, MIH, San Diego Edible Society.  Location: Classroom 2
2:00PM-2:45PM — MAKE YOUR OWN MINI-WORM BIN
Family workshop appropriate for all ages.  $20 materials fee.  TLC Giving Garden Volunteers. Location: Craft Corner (near the Greenhouses)
2:15PM-3:15PM — COMMUNITY GARDEN ROUNDTABLE
The good, the bad and the ugly- a conversation with members of recently stated gardens.  Harry Watkins and Judy Jacoby, SDCGN.  Location: Sanctuary
3:00PM-4:00PM — WATER HARVESTING STRATEGIES
How to divert greywater, capture rainwater and build earthworks for a healthy and vibrant landscape.  Candace Vanderhoff, Owner, RainThanks and Greywater.  Location: Classroom 2
3:30PM-4:30PM — LANDSCAPING WITH HERBS
Discover landscape plants that not only work well in our southern California environment, but are also harvestable for medicinal teas, salads, and spices.  Charlotte Tenney, Masters in Integrative Health, Herbalist and “Trees for Health” Arboretum Coordinator.  Location:  Sanctuary
4:00PM-5:00PM — BUILDING HEALTHY SOIL AND CHOOSING IRRIGATION FOR YOUR GARDEN
Wayne Williams, Agricultural Advisor. Location: Old Volleyball Court (across from the Vendors)
4:15PM-5:00PM — WASTE EDUCATION AND COMPOST CARE
Learn about conducting a school waste audit, scavenging for your garden and compost, great free learning projects and how to care for your compost.  Mindy Swanson, Garden Educator and Composting Renegade.  Location: Classroom 2

ONGOING THROUGHOUT THE DAY
GARDEN CRAFTS
Materials fee: 3 crafts for $10,  TLC Volunteers. Location: Craft Area
GARDEN TOURS:  Meet at the Greenhouses at 11:30, 1:30 and 3:30.

For more info and to register click here  

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