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 September and October 2022. 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.
Our friends and supporters at Flora Grubb Gardens have lots of new job opportunities! Check them out now.
When: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10am to 3pm
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.
When: Saturday, September 24th, 10am to 12pm
Cost: Reduced: $25; Regular: $37; Full: $50
Whether you're already keeping bees or simply curious about what beekeeping involves, there will be something for you in this class. We'll cover some basics on bees, the progress of them through the seasons, and what to expect as colonies prepare for the chillier, darker days of winter. We'll also outline how you can prepare for beekeeping in 2023 if you plan to start your own hive.
The class is designed for beginners so no prerequisite knowledge is required. You will be able to view bees in a hive during the workshop. Bee suits will be provided by the instructors. This will be dependent upon COVID19 safety measures that may be in place at the time of the workshop.
When: Saturday, October 1st, 10am to 12pm (you can also register for additional dates in 2022!)
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.
When: Saturday, October 8th, 10am to 12pm
Cost: Reduced: $25; Regular: $37; Full: $50
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 August, you'll learn about San Francisco's late summer / early fall warm period ("second summer"), extending your summer crops, and planning for your winter garden. You'll also gain knowledge that will help you care for your garden throughout the year. If you have questions, your instructor Carey has answers!
When: October 15th, 22nd, and 29th - Saturdays from 10am to 12pm
Cost: $30 for the full three-part series, and receive a $10 gift card at each workshop
Sponsored by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
The Introduction to Sustainable Gardening series is a three-part workshop series designed to help you transform your yard into a thriving, sustainable garden. This course will teach you everything you need to know to nurture perennial gardens that conserve water, provide beauty, and attract pollinators and beneficial insects.
San Francisco is a beautiful and unique city, with year-round mild temperatures and dry, foggy summers. Learn what plants are adapted to our coastal climate and grow without the need for toxic pesticides or lots of water. This course will focus on native and drought-tolerant ornamental gardens but will cover broad topics that can also apply to vegetable gardening.
Registering will sign you up for the full series of three workshops. Please only register if you plan to attend all three sessions.
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