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‘Greener Gardens: Sustainable Garden Practice’ starts Monday Evening, March 31 at UCLA Extension.   It is still possible to register for this class.  This class will meet at The Learning Garden at Venice High School, not at UCLA.

I teach this class with co-instructor David King.  People who take this class will get the benefit of the breadth of experience that each of us brings to sustainability in the garden.  This class fulfills an elective for the certificate programs in both Horticulture and Global Sustainability.

We’ll be covering sustainable design, soils,  swales and earthworks,  appropriate use of greywater and rainwater harvesting, along with the basics of native and drought-tolerant planting.  All aspects of sustainable backyard food will be addressed.

Following is a quote from the UCLA Extension website:

“Sustainability is today’s buzzword and many people seek to create a lifestyle with a more favorable impact on the environment. From home and school gardens, to commercial sites, our gardens present the perfect place to start. Designed for horticulture students, gardening professionals, educators, and home gardeners, this course focuses on turning your green thumb into a “greener” garden. Topics include composting, irrigation, water harvesting, water wise plants, eating and growing local produce, recycling, and moving away from a consumptive, non-sustainable lifestyle when choosing materials and tools. … “

I’m pleased to teaching this class for the fifth year with David.  He is the founder of the Seed Library of Los Angeles and the Gardenmaster of The Learning Garden.  He teaches for both UCLA Extension and for the Master Gardeners, as well as frequently lecturing and writing about gardening.  He blogs at LA Garden Blog.

Here’s a link to UCLA Extension page for the class, which is still open:

https://www.uclaextension.edu/pages/Course.aspx?cn=X+498.10&dc=BIOLGY&Online=False

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‘Greener Gardens: Sustainable Garden Practice’ started April 1 at UCLA Extension.   It is still possible to register for this class and attend the second session next Monday.   I teach this class with co-instructor David King.  People who take this class will get the benefit of the breadth of experience that each of us brings to sustainability in the garden.  This class fulfills an elective for the certificate programs in both Horticulture and Global Sustainability.

We’ll be covering sustainable design, soils,  swales and earthworks,  appropriate use of greywater and rainwater harvesting, along with the basics of native and drought-tolerant planting. All aspects of sustainable backyard food will be addressed.

Following is a quote from the UCLA Extension website:

“Sustainability is today’s buzzword and many people seek to create a lifestyle with a more favorable impact on the environment. From home and school gardens, to commercial sites, our gardens present the perfect place to start. Designed for horticulture students, gardening professionals, educators, and home gardeners, this course focuses on turning your green thumb into a “greener” garden. Topics include composting, irrigation, water harvesting, water wise plants, eating and growing local produce, recycling, and moving away from a consumptive, non-sustainable lifestyle when choosing materials and tools. … “

I’m pleased to teaching this class for the fourth year with David.  He is the founder of the Seed Library of Los Angeles and the Gardenmaster of The Learning Garden.    His expertise includes sustainable food gardens.   He teaches for both Extension and for the Master Gardeners, as well as frequently lecturing and writing about gardening. He blogs at The Beautiful Food Garden.

Here’s a link to UCLA Extension page for the class, which is still open:

https://www.uclaextension.edu/r/Course.aspx?cn=X+498.10&dc=BIOLGY

I’ll be teaching ‘Greener Gardens: Sustainable Garden Practice’ again at UCLA Extension starting Tuesday, June 26  with co-instructor David King.  People who take this class will get the benefit of the breadth of experience that each of us brings to sustainability in the garden.  This class fulfills an elective for the certificate programs in both Horticulture and Global Sustainability.

We’ll be covering sustainable design, soils,  swales and earthworks,  appropriate use of greywater and rainwater harvesting, along with the basics of native and drought-tolerant planting.  All aspects of sustainable backyard food will be addressed.

Following is a quote from the UCLA Extension website:

“Designed for horticulture students, gardening professionals, educators, and home gardeners, this course focuses on turning your green thumb into a “greener” garden. Topics include composting, irrigation, water harvesting, water wise plants, eating and growing local produce, recycling, and moving away from a consumptive, non-sustainable lifestyle when choosing materials and tools. … “

I’m pleased to teaching this class again with David.  David is the founder of the Seed Library of Los Angeles and the Gardenmaster at The Learning Garden.  His expertise includes sustainable food gardens. He teaches for both Extension and for the Master Gardeners, as well as frequently lecturing and writing about gardening.  He blogs at The Beautiful Food Garden.

 

Meditation Garden features Deergrass, Brittlebush, Desert Willow, Hooker's Evening Primrose, and Mountain Sedge framing a fountain and bench by Bruce Goss

My clients’ Sierra Madre garden will be on the Theodore Payne Garden Tour this Saturday!  The Tour runs from  from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The Theodore Payne Garden Tour features 37 gardens across the Los Angeles area during two days, Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th.  This garden is number 19.

Here is what TPF wrote about the garden:

“This foothills landscape showcases unusual plants from the San Gabriel Mountains and local wilderness. The steep, narrow 4,000-square-foot garden, begun early 2011, includes terraces of local stone, rock water features, permeable paving, drains and swales, and formal and woodland plantings.”

Restoration of the local ecology was an important purpose in creating the garden. It features local native plants and more than 75% are species local to the area. Many are rare. It features plants such as the Stream Orchid, Epipactis gigantea, Dudleya lanceolata and D. cymosa, the local Coral Bells, Heuchera elegans, and the Soaproot, Chlorogalum pomeridianum.

Several beautiful fountains by Stonemason Bruce Goss evoke the many streams, rivers and seeps of the San Gabriel Mountains.  See his Flickr Gallery, and find more photos on Facebook.

To see beautiful photos of the work in progress by artist/photographer A. Fanto, go to http://afanto.com/ansg/.