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.

Edible Gardening Work Shop - Composting

Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

Location: Eastman Property, 10700 Foothill Rd, Sunol

Our topic this month will be composting. Alan Eastman will talk about his horse manure compost which he makes from his many horses on the property. We will also discuss how to compost successfully in your backyard as well as worm composting.

We will have the ingredients for Steve Solomon's Organic Fertilizer available for you to mix yourself. The cost will be between $8-20 depending on the cost and how much you want to purchase. Please bring an empty pail if you want the mix. If we have time we will have those who attended the Heirloom Festival this year in Santa Rosa report their most exciting discoveries. We hope you will join us for an interesting afternoon.

Please signup at the LAVGC meeting or RSVP to Tina Higashi. For more information, please contact Tina Higashi. See the LAVGC Yearbook for Tina's contact information.

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Workshops

Garden Club year 2018-2019

  • September 2018 Dr. Mark Brunell Gardening in Our Second Spring followed by Seedshare seed planting
  • October Graham Stott, LAVGC member and part of the Rare Fruit Growers, talks about Growing Table Grapes.
  • November Horse Manure and Worm Composting

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
  • June No meeting

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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