Schedule of Classes and Tours

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2023 Food growing classes

Past classes:

Native plant series 2018 – FREE!

Feb 24         Native plant propagation workshop, Saturday, 10:30-12:30

April 14       Gardening with Pollinators, Saturday, 2 pm – 4 pm

May 9          The Blooming Phoenix: Wildflowers After Wildfire, Wednesday. 6:30-8:30 pm

May 12        Native Wildflowers in the Landscape: Garden Tour, Saturday, 1-3  CANCELLED

May 13        Native Wildflowers in the Charcoal Forest, Hike, Sunday, 9 am – 5 pm


This year, we are focusing on native plants, postponing the 2018 Year Round Harvest Course. Stay tuned for other class announcements.  There will be some vegetable gardening classes offered a la carte.


All of the classes listed below are part of the course. Go to the 2016 Year Round Harvest Course syllabus page for full course details.  

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Classes may be taken a la carte. To learn details of and register in one or more individual classes, simply visit any of the class description pages listed below.

All events are at our demonstration garden in the Cully neighborhood, unless otherwise noted. Please be sure to review the Important Information section below the the class listing.

2016 Year Round Harvest Course 

Feb 20            Preparing Beds/Soil/Mapping, Sat. 1-4 

Feb 25            Planning for the Year-round Harvest, Thur 6-8:30 

March 12          Waking up the Garden, Sat 1-3:30

April 9           Composting and Better Garden Management, Sat 1-3:30

May 7            Honing your Skills and How to Harvest, Sat 1-3:30

June 9            Summer Garden Maintenance and Planning for the Winter Harvest, Thurs 6:00-8:30

July 7            Hot Weather Planting for Winter Eating, Thurs 6:00-8:30

Aug 4              Food Preservation Methods, Thurs 6:00-8:30

Sept 8            Growing Seeds for your Garden and Community, Thurs 6:00-8:30

Oct 8             Winterizing your Garden and Tool Maintenance, Saturday 3-5

Important Information

Note that Feb 20 class is three hours to allow for orientation.  All other classes are two and a half hours.

A la carte options – All classes are open to drop-ins if space permits.

Class card: 3 classes for $100; Drop-in: $35/class; Plants and seeds: $3/pot or packet (at classes only).

Group discounts! Bring your housemate free.  Bring a friend for $30.

If two members of the same household attend together, second person is free.  If two members of different households attend together, second person is $30.  For larger group discounts, call to discuss.

Need-based scholarships and work-trade available for all classes and for full program.  One-time work trade must be approved four days before the class. Past and current instructors of this program live below the poverty line.  If you ask us to donate our time to you, please demonstrate that your need is real.

Dress for outdoors!

Most of our classes are outdoors.  Depending on the weather, you may need a raincoat, layers for warmth, a warm hat, a sun hat, or sandals.  Always wear shoes that can take a little mud.  Imagine you’re going out to weed your own garden.