Events

Rose Seminar

Sunday, January 15
10am-11am
at Wegman's Nursery

Fruit Tree Seminar

Sunday, January 22
10am-11am
at Wegman's Nursery


Growing Young Gardeners at Wegman’s

A local Daisy Troop visited Wegman’s Nursery this last Sunday. 15 girls took a tour of the shop, listened to a talk on plants, and potted a painted pot on site. They then went over to the rest home across the street and gifted the pots to the elderly. We loved hosting these young gardeners!


Garden for the Environment will offer the following workshops and events in January and February 2023. All will be at Garden for the Environment, San Francisco’s teaching garden, 1590 7th Avenue (at Lawton). Founded in 1990, our garden offers informative, hands-on workshops on most Saturdays that teach Bay Area residents how to grow climate-appropriate gardens and food, make compost, and conserve water. We hope you’ll join us for some of these terrific learning opportunities – we’re excited to have you in the garden! Masks to help prevent COVID transmission are optional for fully vaccinated individuals and required for unvaccinated individuals.

For more information, visit our website at gardenfortheenvironment.org.

UPCOMING VOLUNTEER DAYS AND WORKSHOPS

See our schedule at www.gardenfortheenvironment.org for many more upcoming workshops, including our three-part Sustainable Gardening Series and our six-part Dig In! series!

Educational Volunteer Hours

When: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10am to 3pm
Cost: Free
Registration required! Register at bit.ly/gfevolunteershifts

Join us in the garden on Wednesdays and Saturdays to help with garden maintenance tasks. You’ll work alongside staff and fellow volunteers on a range of activities like composting, vegetable planting and harvesting, pruning, and weeding. The best way to learn is by doing, and we promise you’ll learn a lot working in the garden with us. Bring lunch and picnic with us at noon!

Bring your own gardening gloves. See additional requirements on the registration page.

Urban Composting

When: Saturday, January 7th, 10am to 12pm (you can also register for additional dates in 2023!)
Cost: Free!
Register: bit.ly/gfecomposting2023

Learn how to make your very own compost! The backbone of every healthy garden, compost improves all soil types and can be the difference between success and failure with many plants. In this class, we will teach you how to make compost in your backyard, and introduce you to our worms that make their own special fertilizer. We will also give you tips on using your city compost bin. Come learn what you can do to improve your garden and prevent organic waste from ending up in the landfill.

Grow Your Own Food in January

When: Saturday, January 14th, 10am to 12pm
Cost: Reduced: $25; Regular: $37; Full: $50
Register: bit.ly/gfegrowfoodjanuary

In this in-person workshop, learn to take full advantage of the unique gardening climate in San Francisco, where you can grow your own fruits and vegetables year-round! Join us throughout the seasons for our Grow Your Own Food workshop.

In November, you'll learn about how to take advantage of the (hopefully!) rainy season by planting cold-hardy crops such as garlic, peas, and edible perennials. You'll also gain knowledge that will help you care for your garden throughout the year. If you have questions, your instructor has answers!

Winter Fruit Tree Pruning 

When: Saturday, January 28th, 10am to 12pm
Cost: Reduced: $25; Regular: $37; Full: $50
Register: bit.ly/gfewinterpruning2023

Learn how to maximize tree health and fruit production by identifying and properly removing dead, damaged, and dying wood. Our expert instructors will go over general pruning techniques, discuss the differences between summer and winter pruning, and lead a hands-on demonstration so that you can learn which cuts to make in the winter to keep your trees healthy and productive.

Urban Composting

When: Saturday, February 4th, 10am - 12pm (You can also register for additional dates in 2023!)
Cost: Free!
Register: bit.ly/gfecomposting2023

Learn how to make your very own compost! The backbone of every healthy garden, compost improves all soil types and can be the difference between success and failure with many plants. In this class, we will teach you how to make compost in your backyard, and introduce you to our worms that make their own special fertilizer. We will also give you tips on using your city compost bin. Come learn what you can do to improve your garden and prevent organic waste from ending up in the landfill.

NEW WORKSHOP! Growing A Garden: Where To Start

When: Saturday, February 11th, 10 – 12pm (You can also register for additional dates in 2023!)
Cost: Reduced: $25; Regular: $37; Full: $50
Register: bit.ly/gfegrowingagarden

Do you have a space that you would like to turn into a garden, but don’t know where to start? This class is perfect for you or anyone looking for a refresher! We will guide you through the steps to turn your yard into a garden, including maintenance tips and where to find support and resources. This workshop will focus on working with nature, observing your space, and demystifying San Francisco's unique microclimate. With your newfound knowledge, you'll be able to create a garden best suited to your interests, your ability to care for it, and what the natural space provides. Bring your questions!

Rainwater Harvesting

When: Saturday, February 25th, 10am to 12pm
Cost: $10 - but you'll get a $10 gift card for attending the workshop. Sponsored by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Register: bit.ly/gferainwaterspring23

San Francisco's rainy season is here and every drop counts, especially with the recurring drought in our area. Learn how to easily and safely capture rainwater to use in your garden or home. In this workshop, you’ll learn what to consider and where to start for systems as simple as a single barrel under a downspout, or as complicated as an indoor plumbing system for toilet flushing. Keep precious rainwater out of the sewer and keep money in your pocket by harvesting the water that lands on your roof.

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