Urban Gardening School
What: A workshop- and lecture-based Introduction to the fundamentals of growing edibles in urban spaces. Taught by Hilary Gordon, from Garden for the Environment; facilitated by Michelle McKenzie, 18 Reasons' Program Director.
When: Second Wednesdays and Saturdays, January-June: 12 sessions total.
Where: 18 Reasons (3674 18th St.) and Garden for the Environment (7th Ave and Lawton St.)
Cost:$475 (Monthly payment plans are available.)
Growing food is a powerful act and a personal joy; the benefits to both the gardener and their community are innumerable. Most basically and importantly, growing food feeds people. Whatever your reasons for wanting to, edible gardening in urban spaces takes skills and knowledge, especially in San Francisco.
Anyone, with any amount of space, can grow food. Whether you want to start a small herb garden on your fire escape or build raised beds in your backyard, we will teach you how to get the most food possible out of your space.
In this 12-part class you will develop these skills and start building a reservoir of information. The classes and garden work days are scheduled to mirror the actual planting season: you will first learn about garden planning and soil vitality; soon after, you will understand how to pick varieties and plant them; lastly, you will develop the skills needed to harvest and set your garden up for the next round of production. This way, we will be by your side during the entirety of your first growing season.
Classes meet twice per month on the second Wednesday and Saturday of each month. Wednesday classes are lectures at 18 Reasons and Saturdays are gardening days at Garden for the Environment.
Attendance + Dates
We expect participants to attend all 12 classes. Dates are:
April 9 +12
Times of classes
Wednesdays at 18 Reasons: 6:30-9PM
Saturdays at Garden for the Environment: 10AM-2PM
In the event of rain, garden days may be canceled.
The cost for the 12-part series is $475. We are happy to set up monthly payment plans for any interested student. If you are interested in a payment plan, please contact Michelle at 18 Reasons: email@example.com by January 2, 2013.
GFE supplies all garden-based equipment for the Saturday classes. Participants are responsible for their own gardening clothing: gloves, sturdy shoes, and a hat.
We will be using Golden Gate Gardening by Pam Pierce frequently throughout the course. There are copies at the library and in many local bookshops and online stores.
Readings from other sources will be available online or given as handouts.
18 Reasons (View)
3674 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|