Home Grown Gardening Classes

COVID Update: 

Our Home Grown Gardening Series will resume when the El Corazon Senior Center reopens. These classes do not have a virtual component and we revisit the class schedule when our dedicated meeting space is available with our partners at the El Corazon Senior Center.

2021 Class Schedule

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.


Month Topic
January CANCELED: Starting From Seed, Microgreens And Baby Lettuce
February CANCELED: Taking Down Cover Crop And Bed Prep For Spring, Using Bok Choy And Sugar Snap Peas
March CANCELED: Vermicomposting, “Livestock Of The Suburban Farm,” Fabulous Things To Do With Beets
April CANCELED:Water Conservation, Building Water Gardens, And Ocean Safe Fertilizers
May CANCELED: Roses And Their Companions, What To Do With All That Zucchini
June CANCELED: Sunflowers For Food And Beauty, Potatoes And Their Toppings
July Summer Pruning Your Fruit Trees, Tomatoes And More Tomatoes
August No-Till Gardening And Regenerative Agriculture, Many Melons
September Cover Crops, Onions, Shallots And Garlic
October Soil Testing
November Looking Forward To Winter, Harvesting And Using Beans
December No Class – Happy Holidays!