Classes/Workshops/Guest Speakers

Registration Process: To register for a class that requires registration, please email Jeanne Bauer at: Rich-Jeanne@att.net and please include the class registration code in the subject line. Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult.

July: Kid-Friendly Worm Bins for Composting (Registration Code: WBC)

Saturday, July 13th

9:00-10:30 am

Cost: $10.00 per person

Registration Required

Instructor: Deborah Austin & Food2Soil Rep. 

Come make a kid-friendly worm bin. 

Hey Kids and Parents, please join us Saturday, July 13 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am for our Worm Bin activity where you can make your very own worm bin.

Don’t worry, it’s clean, it’s contained and you just store in a cool dry place like under your sink or in the garage. Once a week you feed the worms your left over kitchen scraps like fruits, vegetables, egg shells, and coffee grounds and then the worms get to work turning it all into compost. The compost can then be used as a topping for your houseplants or in your garden. Best of all, you will be helping the environment by keeping these scraps from the land fill and turning them into something beneficial.

Please RSVP by Friday, July 12

For ages 4 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

August: The Importance of Children Being Outdoors (Registration Code CBO)

The health and psychological importance of children experiencing outdoor activities for optimal growth.

Saturday, August 3rd

9:00-10:30 am

Cost: $10.00 per person

Registration Required

Guest Speaker: Dr. Cynde Lane

Dr. Lane is a retired pediatrician, with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology, and a special interest in behavioral medicine.  She’s been active in the community as a Girl Scout leader, and volunteer work with the Greater San Diego Science Fair, the International Rescue Committee, and is on the Board of San Diego Children and Nature.  She is an avid gardener and is actively involved in the school garden at Gage Elementary.”

September: Planning Your Cool Weather Garden (Registration Code: CWG)

Saturday, September 7th

9:00-10:30 am

Cost: $10.00 per person

Registration Required

Instructor: Nancy Herzfeld-Pipkin, Master Gardener

Learn about choosing vegetable plants to fit the season, deciding on the right location for your plants, and starting with seeds versus transplants. 

October: Container Gardening (Registration Code: CG)

Saturday, October 5th

9:00-10:30 am

Cost: $20.00 per adult / $15.00 per child

Registration Required

Instructor: Leslie Nelson

Learn how to grow a harvest of vegetables & herbs in a small space that looks pleasing to the eye using colors, shapes & materials.

October: Fall Beautification Volunteer Work Party

Saturday, October 19th

9:00-11:00 am

No Charge

No Registration Required

Leader: Carol Lockwood

Come spend some time in the garden helping to make it a neater, more inviting, restful and inspirational place for the community.

November: Growing and Enjoying Herbs (Registration Code: GEH)

Saturday, November 2nd

9:00-10:30 am

Cost: $20.00 per person

Registration Required

Instructor: Deborah Austin

Learn how to plant and grow your own herbs and what to do with them when harvested.  Good time to get some great holiday ideas. 

Past Classes and Workshops:

Planning Your Warm-Weather Garden (Registration Code: SVG)

Saturday, April 27th

9:00-10:30 am

Cost: $10.00 per person

Registration Required

Instructor: Nancy Herzfeld-Pipkin, Master Gardener

Learn about choosing vegetable plants to fit the season, deciding on the right location for your plants, and starting with seeds versus transplants. 

Building a Miniature Garden (Registration Code: BMG)

Saturday, May 4th

9:00-10:30 am

Cost: $20.00 per adult / $15.00 per child

Registration Required

Instructor: Leslie Nelson

For those who have a small space but a desire for a little garden or simply want a great craft project.  

Spring Beautification Work Party

Saturday, May 18th

9:00-11:00 am

No Charge

No Registration Required

Leader: Carol Lockwood

Come spend some time in the garden helping to make it a neater, more inviting, restful and inspirational place for the community.