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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


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)

Long Beach - June 25, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
El Dorado Neighborhood Library
2900 Studebaker Rd (flyer)

Diamond Bar - July 9, 2016
Saturday, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Diamond Bar Center - Sycamore Room
1600 Grand Ave (flyer)

City Terrace - July 9, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
City Terrace Park
1126 N Hazard Ave (flyer)

Culver City - July 16, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Veterans Memorial Complex - Garden Room
4117 Overland Ave (flyer)

Los Angeles - July 16, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Vanguard Learning Center
13305 S San Pedro St (flyer)

El Monte - July 23, 2016
Saturday, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
El Monte Library
3224 Tyler Ave (flyer)

Los Angeles - July 23, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Leon H. Washington Park
8908 Maie Ave (flyer)

Arcadia - July 30, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Arboretum ($9 entrance fee)
301 N Baldwin 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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La Puente - July 30, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
San Angelo Park
245 S San Angelo Ave (flyer)

Covina - August 6, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Charter Oak Park
20261 E Covina Blvd (flyer)

Downey - August 6, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Wilderness Park
10999 Little Lake Rd (flyer)

South Gate - August 6, 2016
Saturday, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Leland R. Weaver Library
4035 Tweedy Blvd (flyer)

Diamond Bar - August 13, 2016
Saturday, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Diamond Bar Center
1600 Grand Ave (flyer)

East LA - August 20, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
East LA Civic Center - Amphitheater
4801 E 3rd Street (flyer, en Español)

La Habra Heights - August 27, 2016
Saturday, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Hacienda Park
1885 Hacienda Rd (flyer)


ADVANCED WORKSHOPS


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)

La Crescenta - July 16, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Crescenta Valley Water District
3730 Glenwood Ave (flyer)

Palos Verdes - July 16, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
South Coast Botanic Garden ($9 entrance fee)
26300 Crenshaw Blvd (flyer)

Diamond Bar - July 23, 2016
Saturday, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Diamond Bar Center - Sycamore Room
1600 Grand Ave (flyer)




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


West Covina - July 30, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
West Covina Senior Center
2501 E Cortez Ave (flyer)

Torrance - August 13, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Columbia Park
18721 Prairie Ave (flyer)

Santa Monica - August 20, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Virginia Park
2200 Virginia Ave (flyer)

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