Wednesday, March 4, 2009

How To Green Your Garden: Sustainable SM Class Series

Everything you wanted to know about greening your garden!

This series of classes is for the Santa Monica gardener that wants to grow a beautiful and sustainable garden. Each class will walk you through a different topic to help make your garden a success and envy of your neighbors.

Classes will be held on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 9:00 to 12:00.

Santa Monica College, Main Campus

$35 per class

Class Scheudle:
March 21 - Plant Palette: Mediterranean Plants
Choosing climate-appropriate plants from the Mediterranean plant palette that offer a variety of colors, textures and fragrance.

April 11 - Water Wise Gardening
I've picked my plants but how and when do I water them? Learn the basics of water wise irrigation.

May 16 - Veggie Gardens 101
Learn how to incorporate edibles into your garden, including raised vegetable beds and planters.

June 20 - Good Bugs, Healthy Plants
Learn which plants attract good bugs and how you can reduce your maintenance and chemical use in the garden.

July 18 - No Sweat Gardening
A "green" garden requires 60% less maintenance. Find out how and when to prune your plants, mulching and composting.

September 19 - Plant Palette: Native Plants
Choosing climate-appropriate plants from our California native plant palette that offer a variety of colors, textures and fragrance.

October 17 - Showers to Flowers
How to use rainwater and graywater to water your garden.

Online Registration
Telephone Registration: 310.434.3400.

Questions: Russell Ackerman, 310.458.2213;
For more information about this series, visit or call (310) 458-8972


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