Free Monthly Workshops for Would-Be Urban Farmers, Covering Everything from The Ground Up, Come to Orange County : Wed, 02 May 2012 -
May 2, 2012
"IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Would-be urban farmers can learn to grow your own fresh produce, no matter what your skill level or how much space you have available, with help from the City of Irvine, the Orange County Great Park and UCCE Master Gardeners and Food Preservers. Gardening for Adults: Growing Edibles is a monthly, six-part series that will cover the basics of how to grow edibles in your garden, patio or balcony. Classes will focus on what’s easy to grow, how to choose what to plant and how to keep your crops alive and thriving! Admission and parking are free. Visitors can attend any or all of the workshops held at the Great Park Farm + Food Lab on the first Thursday of every month from May through October, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., rain or shine. This series was developed as part of a Health and Wellness partnership between the City of Irvine Senior Services and the Orange County Great Park to teach adults how to grow their own fresh, healthy food. The Gardening for Adults Workshops include: Edibles You Can Plant Now May 3, 2012 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. What do you like to eat? What’s easy to grow? Learn how to choose what to plant and how to keep it alive and thriving! Food Preserving June 7, 2012 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Enjoy the fruits of your garden year round. UCCE Master Food Preservers will teach you the basics of food preserving. Pest Management July 5, 2012 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Learn Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques to control insect and rodent pests using “least toxic” methods. Start Your Seeds August 2, 2012 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Increase your garden variety and decrease your cost by learning the basics of seed starting at home. Composting September 6, 2012 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Use your kitchen and garden waste to supercharge your soil. Learn how to choose an effective compost bin and composting materials. Gardening Q&A October 4, 2012 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Don’t let garden issues bring you down. Ask the experts! A panel of previous...