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We encourage you to attend a free Smart Gardening workshop to improve your lawn/garden and reduce waste. No reservations needed. Workshops are about 1.5 hours and are held at Learning Centers, libraries, parks, and schools. Beginner Workshops introduce you to smart gardening. Advanced Workshops are for those who love to garden (schedule listed at bottom). Purchase a backyard or worm compost bin at a discount after each workshop. A free bin will be raffled off to an attendee at workshops marked with a .

Visit our instructional videos for an idea of what is taught. Many agencies and private groups also hold gardening classes. We have compiled a list of classes and events to feed your interest.


BEGINNER WORKSHOPS


Walnut - April 16, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Walnut Senior Center
21215 La Puente Rd (flyer)

Glendora - April 16, 2016
Saturday, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Glendora Library - Friend's Room
140 S Glendora Ave (flyer)

El Monte - April 23, 2016
Saturday, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Arceo Park
3125 N Tyler Ave (flyer)

Azusa - April 30, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Memorial Park
320 N. Orange Ave (flyer)

West Covina - May 7, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
West Covina City Yard
825 S Sunset Ave (flyer)

Santa Monica - May 7, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Virginia Avenue Park
2200 Virginia Ave (flyer)

Eagle Rock - May 14, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Eagle Rock Recreation Center
1100 Eagle Vista Dr (flyer)

Quartz Hill - May 14, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
George Lane Park - Picnic Area
5520 W Avenue L8 (flyer)

Pasadena - May 14, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Pasadena Senior Center
85 E Holly St (flyer)

Montebello - May 21, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Chet Holifield Park - Community Center
1060 S Greenwood Ave (flyer, en Español)

La Habra Heights - May 28, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
City Hall - Banquet Room
1245 Hacienda Rd (flyer)

Lawndale - May 28, 2016
Saturday, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Lawndale Library - Meeting Room
14615 Burin Ave (flyer)


Beginner workshops provide hands-on instruction on the basic techniques of composting, worm composting, water-wise gardening, and grasscycling.

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San Pedro - June 4, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
San Pedro Science Center
2201 Barrywood Ave (flyer)

La Verne - June 4, 2016
Saturday, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
La Verne Public Library
3640 D Street (flyer)

Sylmar - June 11, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
El Cariso Regional Park
13100 Hubbard St (flyer)

Whittier - June 11, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Adventure Park
10130 S. Gunn Ave (flyer)

Malibu - June 11, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Malibu City Hall - Multi-Purpose Room
23825 Stuart Ranch Rd (flyer)

East LA - June 18, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
East LA Civic Center - Amphitheater
4801 E 3rd Street (flyer, en Español)

Torrance - June 18, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Columbia Park
18721 Prairie Ave (flyer)

Palos Verdes - June 25, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
South Coast Botanic Garden ($9 entrance fee)
26300 Crenshaw Blvd (flyer)


ADVANCED WORKSHOPS


Culver City - April 16, 2016
Saturday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Veterans Memorial Complex - Garden Room
4117 Overland Ave (flyer)

Norwalk - May 7, 2016
Saturday, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Norwalk Library
12350 Imperial Hwy (flyer)

Covina - May 21, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Charter Oak Park
20261 E Covina Blvd (flyer)

Arcadia - May 28, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Arboretum ($9 entrance fee)
301 N Baldwin Ave (flyer)

Pico Rivera - May 28, 2016
Saturday, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pico Rivera Library
9001 Mines Ave (flyer)




Advanced workshops teach you organic gardening, landscaping with native drought-tolerant plants, and integrated pest management (environmentally-sound ways to control pests).


Monterey Park - June 4, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Garvey Ranch Park
781 S Orange Ave (flyer)

Atwater Village - June 11, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Chevy Chase Recreation Center
4165 Chevy Chase Dr (flyer)

Downey - June 18, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Wilderness Park
10999 Little Lake Rd (flyer)

Diamond Bar - June 25, 2016
Saturday, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Diamond Bar Center
1600 Grand Ave (flyer)

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