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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

South Coast Air Quality Management District

September and October
Various Locations

Fee: The 2016 Program offers seven cordless electric mowers ranging in price from $100 up to $250 (retail prices range from $329 to $599)
Electric Lawn Mower Exchange Program

Go Green and Save Greenbacks! Registration is currently open for the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s (SCAQMD) Lawn Mower Exchange Program – now in its 14th year! Exchange your older working gasoline lawn mower for a new electric lawn mower at significantly reduced prices. Pre-registration is required to secure your exchange date and location, and there are five different locations throughout September and October to choose from, including Long Beach, Van Nuys, Ontario, Riverside and Costa Mesa.

To register online, visit SCAQMD’s Lawn Equipment Web page here. To view and/or download their brochure in English, click here. For registration assistance or more information, call the SCAQMD at 1-888-425-6247 Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
301 N Baldwin Ave
Arcadia 91007

Fee: Members: $25
Non-Members: $35
(includes admission)
Organic Fruit & Vegetable Gardening

The Organic Fruit and Vegetable Gardening classes at the Arboretum combine Biodynamic, Permaculture and other natural gardening techniques that align with the seasons. Each class is part of a 16-hour series that highlights how to build habitat and soil while providing solid horticultural practices for the ins-and-outs of growing organic fruits and vegetables. Tours of the Los Angeles Arboretum Garden for All Seasons and Crescent Farm help to give visual meaning to the concepts you learn in class. It is a great way to connect with the earth, your friends and family, and the community! Instructor: Jill Morganelli, Horticultural Supervisor at the Arboretum

Host: Arboretum (RSVP: Education Department 626.821.4623)
Natural History Museum

Saturdays: Oct 16, 23, 30
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles 90007

Fee: 3 class series: Members: $100
Nonmembers: $120
Grow Your Own Vegetables!

Create your own edible garden for fresh, organic produce by learning how to: Create good soil out of your current one What, how, and when to plant. How much and how often to add compost and water. Manage insect pests and encourage “good bugs”. Increase yield and add variety.
Discounted to $80 for 3 class series for residents of zip codes 90006, 90007, 90008, 90011, 90015, 90016, 90018, 90037, 90062, 90089. Discounts are limited and only available over the phone, call 213.763.3499 for availability. Instructor: Florence Nishida, Master Gardener |

Host: Arboretum (RSVP: 213.763.3499)
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