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The Edible Garden: Breaking Ground with Florence Nishida.
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Gardening Classes


Growing California Native Plants: An Introduction

Saturday, September 13 | 9:30–11:30 am

Do you want a beautiful garden that uses less water, requires less maintenance, and attracts beneficial wildlife?  It sounds like you are ready to try California native plants.  This workshop will focus on how to select, plant, and maintain natives that are well suited for small gardens and containers.  Join Head Gardener Richard Hayden as we explore the Museum’s Nature Gardens and learn how to create a garden that is uniquely adapted to our Southern California climate.   

Where: Natural History Museum | 900 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90007

Cost: Members: $10 | Non-members: $15

You can register online here or over the phone at 213.763.3499. 


Intro to Vegetable Gardening

September 7, 14, 21, 28, 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 

Instructor: Florence Nishida, UCCE Master Gardener 

Where: In the Edible Garden at the Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd, 90007

Members $100 for 4 week series 
Non-members $120 for 4 week 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, call 213.763.3499 for availability. 

You can register online here or over the phone at 213.763.3499.

For inquiries feel free to e-mail us at or call us at 213.763.3499.