Fruit Tree Seminar
A few images from our latest fruit tree seminar
Growing Young Gardeners at Wegman’s
A local Daisy Troop visited Wegman’s Nursery this last Sunday. 15 girls took a tour of the shop, listened to a talk on plants, and potted a painted pot on site. They then went over to the rest home across the street and gifted the pots to the elderly. We loved hosting these young gardeners!
Garden for the Environment will offer the following workshops and events in March and April 2023. All will be at Garden for the Environment, San Francisco’s teaching garden, 1590 7th Avenue (at Lawton). Founded in 1990, our garden offers informative, hands-on workshops on most Saturdays that teach Bay Area residents how to grow climate-appropriate gardens and food, make compost, and conserve water. We hope you’ll join us for some of these terrific learning opportunities – we’re excited to have you in the garden! Masks to help prevent COVID transmission are optional for fully vaccinated individuals and required for unvaccinated individuals.
For more information, visit our website at gardenfortheenvironment.org.
UPCOMING VOLUNTEER DAYS AND WORKSHOPS
See our schedule at www.gardenfortheenvironment.org for many more upcoming workshops, including our three-part Sustainable Gardening Series and our six-part Dig In! series!
Educational Volunteer Hours
When: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10am to 3pm
Registration required! Register at bit.ly/gfevolunteershifts
Join us in the garden on Wednesdays and Saturdays to help with garden maintenance tasks. You’ll work alongside staff and fellow volunteers on a range of activities like composting, vegetable planting and harvesting, pruning, and weeding. The best way to learn is by doing, and we promise you’ll learn a lot working in the garden with us. Bring lunch and picnic with us at noon!
Bring your own gardening gloves. See additional requirements on the registration page.
Dig In! 2023: Six-Part Edible Gardening Series
When: Saturdays from 10am - 12pm on March 25th, April 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th. One registration enrolls you in all six sessions!
Cost: Reduced: $170; Regular: $240; Full: $300
Do you want to get your hands dirty? Learn how to garden this spring! This six-part workshop series is designed to teach you everything you need to start growing food in your backyard in a supportive, hands-on environment.
San Francisco provides a perfect climate for growing food year-round! Even a small backyard space can be enough to grow healthy vegetables. In this workshop series you will learn about the types of beds and containers in which to grow your plants and how to build healthy soil, build a simple irrigation system, plant and care for veggies, and harvest your crops.
All materials and tools will be provided. Please bring your own gardening gloves.
Part I: Site Assessment - March 25th
Part II: Growing Healthy Soil - April 1st
Part III: DIY Drip Irrigation - April 8th
Part IV: Planting Calendars & Crop Rotation - April 15th
Part V: Planting Your Edible Garden - April 22nd
Part VI: Care & Harvest of Your Backyard Garden - April 29th