Master Gardeners of San Mateo & San Francisco Co.
University of California
Master Gardeners of San Mateo & San Francisco Co.

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march 19 2016

What's Growing in Your Garden?
Saturday March 19, 2016
9am - 12noon

Redwood High School
1968 Old County Road, Redwood City

Featured Topics:

  • Native pollinators
  • Using technology to help your program
  • Environmental curriculum

Class size is limited to 25 registrants. Sign up early here!
$20 material fee - payment required with registration.

For more information, contact the Master Gardener School Garden Committee at

P A S T   W O R K S H O P S


GET YOUR GARDEN GROWING on September 12, 2015

Featured Topics :

  • Organizing a sustainable garden program
  • Curriculum samples from an active program in San Carlos
  • Understanding photosynthesis
  • Holiday crafts from the garden 

HISTORY OF FOODS AND CULTURE on Saturday, March 14, 2015.

Start your Spring Gardening season off with new ideas, fun lesson plans and a chance to connect with other passionate school gardeners.

Featured topics: Curriculum-related migration of foods and cultures, Basic Botany, Weeds, Seasonal Foods.



GROWING OUR COMMON CORE on Saturday, September 27, 2014.

Featured topics: Curriculum Selections, Annual Planting Plan, Poetry Slam, Seeds and Nuts, Plant Give Aways.

Comments about the workshop:  I really enjoyed the workshop; it made me totally relax and decompress after a crazy week.  I made some great contacts, learned about some new resources, and came away with some curriculum ideas that I could actually teach next week!  I've been to more than my fair share of trainings and workshops, and believe me, it's not very often that I can claim all these benefits about one three-hour workshop!  So thanks again for coordinating it and I look forward to seeing you again. (Redwood City)


LEARNING FROM LEAVES on Saturday, October 25, 2014 (canceled)

Featured topics:  Photosynthesis - Green is the new black! Discover new ways to make better sense of the energy cycle of the plant world. Leaf Lessons - Learn about shapes, veins, patterns, and why leaves change colors; participate in a leaf scavenger hunt.  Tree ID Walk - Discover techniques and technologies to identify your school trees. One Bite Taste Tests - Fun and creative ways to have kids sample leafy veggies (includes seedlings for your garden).  Spotlight on School Gardens - Attendees get time to share their own successes and challenges, and encourage each other.


GARDEN GOLD! PUT YOUR SOIL TO WORK FOR YOU on Saturday, April 5, 2014.

Featured topics:  Non-toxic Gopher Abatement, Lively Soil is the Key to Healthy Plants! and Hot and Cold Compost Pile Methods.




Featured topics:  Curriculum Connections - Composting, Worm Bins, and Decomposers, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) - Pesticides and Reading Labels, Seasonal Food - Kale Varieties, and Sensory Gardens - Plans and Activities to spark your senses. 



LEARNING WITH NATIVE PLANTS! on Saturday, October 26, 2013.

Featured topics:  Planting and Care of Natives for School Gardens, Curriculum - California Indian Use of Plants, Games to Make from Native Plants, Seasonal Recipes - Bay Nuts and Herbal Teas, and Seedlings for Schools.



GET YOUR GARDEN GROWING! on Saturday, September 28, 2013.

Featured topics:  Planting Plans - A School Year in the Garden, Curriculum Connection - Colonial Plants and Methods, Growing Volunteers and Parent Involvement, Growing Lavender for Gift Ideas, and Seasonal Food - Apple Harvest and Tree Care.



SOIL AND BED PREPARATION! on Saturday, August 31, 2013.

Featured topics:  What to Plant Now for Year-Round Harvest, Soil Preparation Methods, Hands-on Technique Demonstrations, Seed-tape Making Craft for Kids, and Stay for Lunch and Garden Workday!




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