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Gardening 101 How to grow your own food.

  • Jun 14, 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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  • Darlene K.

    Is this a new class? I have several friends that want to take the class, but want to start at the first class.

    June 12, 2014

    • michelle b.

      the classes halfway build on eachother, but you could come to any one of them and get something out of them. We are on 5 of 6, this Saturday is Irrigation and next week will be Harvesting. I know I won't be teaching another class myself until August.

      June 12, 2014

    • Misti H.

      I'm going to opt out then and start at class one! Really looking forward to it. Thanks!

      June 12, 2014

  • Misti H.

    I have an almost 10 year old. Are kids allowed?

    June 9, 2014

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