We are excited to announce that LA County’s Smart Gardening workshops are back in session!
As we all continue to follow safer-at-home guidelines, live workshops are now offered online via Zoom. The Grow2Zero Gardening team is excited to continue offering gardening and composting lessons, and we’ve modified our workshop types to better suit the online format. Each workshop will last approximately 45 minutes with 15 minutes of Q&A. The topics are as follows:
Introduction to Composting: Learn the basics of using backyard and worm composting systems to create a rich soil amendment to nourish your garden.
Organic Gardening: How to build healthy soil, grow fruits and vegetables, and address common plant pests and diseases using organic methods.
Water-Wise Gardening: Guidance on creating a beautiful drought-tolerant landscape, as well as grasscycling for responsible lawn care.
Small-Space Gardening: Learn to grow edible and decorative plants in containers and set up a small-space worm composting system.
Compost bins and worm bins are available for purchase at a discount at the conclusion of each webinar. Items ordered will be delivered to your doorstep.
Ready, Set, Grow!
Things are heating up quickly, and there’s no better time to start planting than the present. Our online workshops will equip you with the tools and knowledge needed to start composting and gardening right away. We know that access to healthy food is a pressing concern for many right now, and we’re here to help you start growing your own fruits and vegetables as soon as possible if you aren’t doing so already.
Here are some quick tips for edible gardening at this time of year: If you planted cucumbers, tomatoes and/or summer squash in early spring, think about planting a second round of plants now that can replace your original plants once they start to wither so you have a continued harvest. Other good plants to start right now are heat-loving crops like peppers, eggplants, pumpkin and watermelon.