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Garden Cruz: Organic Matters Organic Gardening Workshop
Alan Chadwick Garden
Santa Cruz, CA
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Saturday Mar 15, 2014 10:00 AM - Saturday Mar 29, 2014 4:00 PM | $150.00 - $300.00


Garden Cruz: Organic Matters Organic Gardening Workshop
Taught by Orin Martin and Sky DeMuro of the Alan Chadwick Garden

Join us on March 15, 22 and 29th to learn the suite of skills you need to create and maintain a thriving organic garden, including

Understanding and improving your soil's fertility and structure
Preparing garden beds
Direct seeding and transplanting
Irrigating, with an emphasis on water-saving techniques
Controlling gophers and other pests
Making and using compost, cover crops, and other fertility sources

Each day will include both lectures and hands-on activities, giving each participant an opportunity to "learn by doing."

This course is ideal for community members and students involved in campus and community gardens, or looking to enhance their ability to grow food and flowers at home.

About the Instructors
Orin Martin has managed the Alan Chadwick Garden for more than 35 years and is a renowned teacher and gardener. He's also written extensively on organic gardening techniques.

Sky DeMuro is a graduate of the Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture and recently co-managed the Everett Family Farm in Soquel. She helps manage the Alan Chadwick Garden and instructs apprentices, UCSC students, and community members.

Cost and Registration Details
Cost: $300 General Public; $275 Friends of the UCSC Farm & Garden; $175 Farm & Garden Docents;  $150 UCSC Students/Limited Income

Class size is limited and pre-registration is required by March 11

Click here if you're interested in finding out about how to join the Friends of the Farm & Garden.

Workshop registration cost includes reading materials, coffee, tea and snacks. Please bring your own lunch. Tools are provided.

If you prefer to register for this class by mail (no service charge), please send a check made payable to UC Regents to:

Amy Bolton
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA  95064
attn: Garden Cruz class

Please include your contact information (phone and email) with your check.

For directions to the Alan Chadwick Garden, please see the CASFS website:

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Alan Chadwick Garden (View)
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
United States


Education > Workshops
Other > Green

Minimum Age: 14
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


Owner: Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, UCSC Farm & Garden
On BPT Since: Aug 09, 2011
Amy Bolton

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