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We invite residents to attend gardening classes held by other institutions. If you have a class or event you want listed, hit the "Contact Us" link at the bottom and send us the information for consideration. For a list of County Smart Gardening classes, visit our Workshops schedule page.

Date and Location

Title and Description

Huntington Botanical Gardens

Saturday: March 19, 2016
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1151 Oxford Rd
San Marino 91108
@ The Huntington Ranch Garden

Fee: $25
Year Round Fruit Tree Care for the Home Orchard

Join Fruit Tree Guru Steve Hofvendahl and Master Gardener/Fruit Kahuna Herb Machleder for a comprehensive, month by month break down of fruit tree care for the Home Orchard. Workshop to be held at the Head House attached to the west end of the Rose Hills Foundation Conservatory. Follow signs to classroom.

Host: Huntington Botanical Garden (RSVP online or 213.763.3499)
Sylmar High School (SHS)

Saturday: March 26, 2016
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
13050 Bordon Ave
Sylmar 91342

Fee: Free
Backyard Orchard Culture

The 4th annual "Fruit Tree Symposium" with speaker Tom Spellman from Dave Wilson Nursery. On hand will be representatives from L.E.Cooke Nursery, LaVerne Nursery, Papaya Tree Nursery and Kellogg Supply. Will also be a raffle (to fund horticulture scholarships), a pot luck lunch (bring a dish), and an exotic fruit ice cream tasting (i.e. Lucama, Sepote).

Host: SHS (Steve List 818.399.4273 or Jim Schopper 818.314.8735)

Saturday: April 2, 2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
301 N Baldwin Ave
Arcadia 91007
Bamboo Room

Fee: $35 (with admission)
Members: $25
Rainwater Harvesting and Drainage Basics

Learn cost effective ideas for keeping rain water safely in your garden and off city streets. Examples include dry ponds, swales and streams. Water absorbed by the ground helps refill the local aquafers and city wells. Trees and shrubs also benefit from extra deep watering during the rainy season. This talk will cover the basics of grading, drainage on the surface and in pipes, water storage and how plants use water. Instructor will be Laramee Haynes.

Host: Arboretum (RSVP: Education Department 626.821.4623)
Sylmar High School

Saturday: April 9, 2016
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
13050 Bordon Ave
Sylmar 91342

Fee: Free
Spring Vegetables

This workshop will focus on spring vegetables and is hosted by Sylmar High School agriculture students. Teacher Steve List will be lecturing on Vegetables 101 with plenty of free plants. Students from the Sylmar Agriculture program will be conducting compost and planting workshops.

Host: Sylmar High School (Steve List 818.399.4273)
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