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Gardening Classes


Compost Workshops with L.A. Compost

L.A. Compost is partnering with the Natural History Museum to hold three FREE compost workshops this fall. For more information e-mail 

Composting with Worms
Saturday, November 14 | 9:30 am to 11:00 am
At this workshop you will learn how to set up a home vermicomposting system, care for your worms, harvest their castings, and apply the castings in your garden. Instructor: Jason Sanders, L.A. Compost 

How to Make Compost Tea
Saturday, December 5 | 9:30 am to 11:00 am
This introductory workshop will teach the benefits of feeding your garden with compost tea. We will brew a small batch of tea with finished compost, and then learn how to apply the tea to your garden. Instructor: Daniel Feldman, NHM 

Save Your Water! December 13 | 9 am - noon

Drought? El Nino? No matter what’s in store, learn how to maintain a water-wise landscape. L.A. is experiencing one of the worst droughts on record, however a torrent of rain is promised with the arrival of an El Nino weather system. So what do these contradictions mean for our yards? How do we preserve the water we have, no matter how much or how little? In this workshop, learn how to maintain a water-wise landscape that relies on household greywater and rainwater instead of the tap. You will learn the basics of sustainable technologies, bioswales, plus you'll have a chance to roll up your sleeves and build a greywater system in the Museum's Nature Gardens. 

COST: Members $15 | Nonmembers $17
ONLINE REGISTRATION HERE. For phone registration please call 213.763.3499.

Grow Your Own Vegetables! Sundays: Feb. 28, Mar. 6, 13, 20, 1 - 4:30 pm

Create your own edible garden for fresh, organic produce by learning how to
1)       Create good soil out of your current one
2)       What, how, and when to plant
3)       How much and how often to add compost and water
4)       Manage insect pests and encourage “good bugs”
5)       Increase yield and add variety
Florence Nishida, Master Gardener
Members: $100 for 4 class series
Nonmembers: $120 for 4 class series
Discounted to $80 for 4 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.
Registration will begin in early December.