2018 Classes Begin January 27th

Home Grown Gardening Classes were developed to help homeowners learn how to garden and grow food in their own backyards or community gardens. The monthly classes are facilitated by Mary Matava, agronomist and owner of Agri Service, and Diane Hollister, North County’s premier gardening instructor. Each class focuses on topics commonly encountered by gardeners in our area. Classes are packed full of information for gardeners with varying levels of expertise.

Home Grown Community Gardening Classes are held at the El Corazon Senior Center on the fourth Saturday of each month at 10 AM.

Home Grown 2018

January Technical Discussion: Starting with Seeds: Custom Mixes Made at Home
In the Garden: Top Winter Projects
February Technical Discussion: Ocean Friendly Fertilizer
In the Garden: Tomatoes, Eggplant, and Peppers
March Technical Discussion: Succession Planting: Increased Yields and Extended Harvests
In the Garden: Irrigation
April Technical Discussion: Drought Tolerant Ornamentals and Natives
In the Garden: Creating Vignettes in Your Garden
May Technical Discussion: Home Compost Systems and Compost Tea
June Technical Discussion: Weed and Invasive Plant Management
In the Garden: Summer Fruit Tree Care
July Technical Discussion: IPM: Managing Pests and Insects in Gardens and Landscapes
In the Garden: Planning Your Fall Garden: It’s Never to Early
August Technical Discussion: Herbs: Creating the Culinary Garden
In the Garden: Allium Family
September Technical Discussion: Soil Testing
October Technical Discussion: Winter Soil Amendments
In the Garden: Cover Crops
November Technical Discussion: Gifts from the Garden
In the Garden: Planning for 2018—Fruit Tress
December No Class- Happy Holidays!