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Gardening 101 How to grow your own food.

  • May 10, 2014 · 9:00 AM
  • Marianne's

Learn how to start a garden and be successful growing your own food. This class will cover eight lessons on the basics of gardening, including, but not limited to and not necessarily in this order: 

*organics and permaculture; 

*garden siting and design; 

*soil and composting; 

*plants and botany; 

*seeding and planting; 


*weeds, pests, and disease; 


This series will provide students with a mix of classroom education and hands-on garden experience. Classes will be held on 6 Saturdays, starting on May 10, 2014.

We encourage you to come to all classes, but if you only can make it to a few - let us know.

Similar, less in depth, classes are offered around the county for $ 75. However, we want this class to be open to all and will offer it as a "pay what you can" class.

Meet your teacher:
Michelle received her bachelor's in Landscape Architecture from Washington State University. She now works as a landscape designer with emphasis in native landscapes, edibles, Permaculture design and educating the public in sustainable design. Her company Edge + Element Design focuses on getting the most out of spaces, uses sustainable materials and making the world a better place.

Meet your host:
Marianne is an educator and community activist. She teaches regular Yoga classes, is proud of successfully completing two Permaculture Design Courses (PDC) - one in San Diego with the very excellent Josh Robinson and one with the foremost leader in the Permaculture World, Geoff Lawton. She also is a Master Composter with the Solana Center and teaches classes on composting and various Permaculture related subjects.

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  • michelle b.

    hey guys, we're going to be doing some seed starting tomorrow, so if you've got a couple packets of vegetable seeds that you'd like to start and be part of the program, please bring them!

    May 10, 2014

  • Marianne W.

    Just letting you know that I turned on the pay with credit card option per request of a couple of the attendees. It is still a pay what you can class. If you find it helpful to have the charge option, please let me know and I will make it available for the following met ups as well. You are free to attend no matter what, pay one time, something every time or pay it forward in some other way….

    May 8, 2014

  • Kathy L.

    Hello everyone, I recently joined your meet-up and am excited to learn from all of you as I do not have gardignign experince. Unfortunately, I wiork many Saturdays, Including five of the next 6 wehn this series starts. So I'll look forward to attending meetings after that time. In the meantime, If anyone is interested in having some assis (maybe Sundays?) with thier gradn, I'd be happy to learn/assist that way. I live in Lemon Grove, thanks, Kathy

    May 7, 2014

  • michelle b.

    Hey guys, we're going to start on the 10th instead of the 3rd. Spread the word about this class, everyone is welcome. I'll need some more bodies to get it running.

    April 25, 2014

  • Stephanie

    Hi Lavonne, I'm so happy to see you joined the group and have signed up for the classes! You'll learn so much and you'll love Michelle and Marianne! Such a great opportunity to gain very useful skills to aid us in our path to good nutrition. Have fun!

    1 · April 18, 2014

    • Lavonne Self Sustain M.

      Heyyyyyy Stephanie! Thanks for the love, I am so excited as well! I have made some changes that allow me to have more free time. Hope to see you around!

      April 23, 2014

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