Growing Edibles and Gardening Sustainably
UC MASTER GARDENERS PRESENT:
Each month, we teach two Saturday workshops to help beginning and intermediate gardeners.
Classes are FREE but advance registration is required as classes do fill up. MOST classes will be held at Lyngso Garden Materials, 19 Seaport Blvd., Redwood City. (MAP). Parking is plentiful and free. Other class locations will be noted.
Sign up and learn the joys of gardening and eating a meal fresh from the garden.
SAVE THE DATE FOR UPCOMING CLASSES
at Lyngso Garden Materials:
What: LEARN TO GROW ONIONS, GARLIC AND SHALLOTS
When: Saturday October 19th, 10:00am - 12:-00pm
Have you wanted to grow your own onions and garlic? Would you use more shallots if they weren’t so expensive? Do you wonder what “long day” and “short day” onions mean? Come to our free class and learn all about when and how to plant these members of the Allium family that are so good for your health. Learn tricks for harvesting and storing your crop.
This class will be taught by Master Gardeners Nancy Grove and Michael Klein, both of whom have wonderful year-round vegetable gardens. Click here to Register
(these have already passed but keep checking back for more!)
What: Get Out In The Garden!
When: Saturday August 10, Saturday, 10:00am - 11:-00am
Get Out In The Garden! A Beginner's Guide to Edibles
Starting your own edible garden can be exciting but can also feel overwhelming at times. Get Out in the Garden! will encourage you to start your garden with small, manageable steps. You will learn about plant selection and maintenance, soil and composting, and ways to enjoy your harvest. As a bonus, you will take home a planting plan worksheet, some newly planted seeds, and recipes to use for your summer harvest. Master Gardener and garden coach Megan Goulden has spent the last 15 years growing herbs, flowers, vegetables and fruits in her backyard. She especially enjoys working with children in local school gardens, helping her clients learn about gardening, and puttering in her own garden with her chickens.
What: Preserving Your Harvest
When: August 17, Saturday - 10am - 12pm
Is your garden overflowing? Would you like to savor the summer flavor in winter? San Mateo/San Francisco Master Gardener Nancy Grove will teach you a number of ways to preserve your harvest: Water Bath & Pressure Canning, Drying, Freezing, and Cold Storage. Nancy is a founding member of the San Mateo/San Francisco Counties Master Gardeners. She was fortunate to learn canning techniques from her mother. Much of the "Grove Farm" applesauce comes from a tree that has provided apples for her family for five decades. Nancy and her husband grow essentially all the produce that they consume and her passion for canning and drying yields many holiday presents and hostess gifts throughout the year.
The UC Master Gardeners of San Mateo and San Francisco counties are a part of University of California Cooperative Extension. We are UC-trained volunteers who provide home gardeners with research-based information that promotes sustainable gardening practices and a healthy environment.