Edible Gardening Group

This group is for novice and experienced gardeners who are interested in learning more about growing their own food. We talk about basic seasonal growing activities and there will be additional focused topic meetings throughout the year. The group will have opportunities for hands on learning such as sowing seeds etc. as well as interactive discussions. If you wish to join this group, please email Jim Farr.

Please note: EGG is updating our email list, if you are interested in being on it either sign up for an event or contact us.

Edible Gardening Work Shop - Tomato Breeding and Growing Edible Blossoms

Saturday, May 19, 2018 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Location: Jim O'Laughlin's garden. See the LAVGC Yearbook for Jim's location.

The EGG group will be meeting on Saturday May 19 from 1-4 pm in Jim O'Laughlin's backyard. We will have a special guest speaker, Fred Hempel, who is the primary owner of Baia Nicchia Farm and will be talking about his work with edible blossoms and tomato hybridization. Fred is a nationally known Tomato breeder and has developed many new varieties of tomatoes whose seeds are available in well-known catalogs. Fred also has a business selling edible blossoms that are distributed in the Western US particularly for high end restaurants. The subject of edible blossoms is a fascinating one and this is an opportunity to learn from someone who grows and sells them commercially. Sprucing up meals and salads with edible blossoms is one way to get the most out of our gardens. We also will have time to walk around Jim's amazing vegetable garden and talk about issues that people are having in their own gardens this Spring. See you there!

Signup at the monthly LAVGC meeting or RSVP Jim Farr. See the LAVGC Yearbook for Jim's additional contact information.

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Workshops

Garden Club year 2017-2018

  • September 2017 Planting a Winter Vegetable Garden
  • October Seed Saving Basics
  • November Gifts from the Garden
  • December No meeting
  • January 2018 Preserving the Harvest
  • February Planning and Planting the Spring Garden
  • March Container Gardening
  • April No meeting
  • May Tomato Breeding and Growing Edible Blossoms

Garden Club year 2016-2017

  • September 2016 No meeting
  • October Winter Cover Crops
  • November Unusual Tools
  • December No meeting
  • January 2017 Wild Ferments
  • February Citrus School
  • March Rare Fruit Growers
  • April No meeting
  • May Spring Meeting
  • June No meeting

Garden Club year 2015-2016

  • September 2015 Seed Saving
  • October Planning a Winter Garden
  • November Preserving Food
  • December No meeting
  • January 2016 Seed starting and plant propagation
  • February Fermentation
  • March No meeting
  • April Planning and Planting Your Spring Vegetable Garden
  • May Field Trip - Rodger's Ranch Heritage Center
  • June No meeting

Garden Club year 2014-2015

  • September 2014 Propagation Workshop
  • October Growing Lavender
  • November No Fuss Fruit Trees
  • December No meeting
  • January 2015 Growing International Greens
  • February Sustainable Gardening Practices
  • March Composting - some new things to think about
  • April No meeting - Plant sale month
  • May Bio-intensive planting
  • June Food Security and Urban Agriculture

Garden Club year 2013-2014

  • September 2013 Tomato Tasting
  • October Seed Saving. Squash
  • November Growing onions and garlic
  • December No meeting
  • January 2014 Irrigation
  • February Asparagus
  • March Irrigation and Water saving Techniques
  • April No meeting - Plant sale month
  • May No meeting
  • June Pests and Diseases
  • July Berry pruning

Garden Club year 2011-2012

  • October we had a wonderful time visiting Wente Garden > > Pictures
  • November we had a workshop on composting, including worm bins and cover crops. > > More.
  • February Seed Starting: Notes
  • April Growing potatoes, carrots and beets. View our pictures from our April work shop on growing potatoes and a discussion of the best way to grow carrots and beets.
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