Thursday in the City- Upcoming Events at Garden for Environment


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URBAN COMPOSTING
Date: Saturday, August 7th, 2010
Time:
 10AM – 12NOON
Location: Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave at Lawton Street, San Francisco
Cost: Free
Urban CompostingGive your summer garden a boost that will guarantee vibrant colors and tasty veggies for the months to follow! Aside from encouraging beneficial soil organisms and conserving a non-renewable resource, composting makes an excellent fertilizer that releases nutrients slowly at a rate which the plants can use them. This fun, hands-on class teaches methods for backyard and worm composting for home and community gardens. Come learn what you can do to improve your garden and prevent organic waste from ending up in the landfill! Rot On!

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For phone or email registration: Please call (415) 731-5627, or email info@gardenfortheenvironment.org. Or register in the garden the day of the workshop.


GARDENING FOR THE WATER-WISE 
Date: Saturday, August 14th, 2010
Time:
 10AM – 12NOON
Location: Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave at Lawton Street, San Francisco
Instructor: 
Hilary Gordon, GFE’s Sustainable Landscape Education Manager
Cost: $15
Water WiseAs the demand for water increases, the preciousness of water hits home hard! With this understanding, it’s important to rethink how we design and grow our gardens to ensure our green spaces are water wise! Join GFE’s Hilary Gordon as we discuss the basics of sustainable, resource efficient garden design. This class will work with foliage color and texture, as well as sequence of bloom. Learn about climate-appropriate plants while exploring ways you can enhance an existing landscape, or plan for a new one.

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For phone or email registration: Please call (415) 731-5627, or email info@gardenfortheenvironment.org. Or register in the garden the day of the workshop.


HOE, HOE, HOE: A TOOL MAINTENANCE CLINIC
Date: Saturday, August 21st, 2010
Time:
 1PM – 2:30PM
Location: Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave at Lawton Street, San Francisco
Instructor: 
Thomas Vogl, GFE’s Tool Maintenance Guru
Cost: $5-7
TOOL CLINICGarden tools, our fellow hard-working friends, need some love and care too. In this hands-on clinic we’ll go over some of the most important gardening tools, their uses, and how to clean and sharpen them. The main focus of this workshop will be hands-on learning– so bring your garden tools and Tool Guru Thomas Vogl will take you through the steps of cleaning, sharpening and maintaining them. We’ll provide the cleaning and sharpening material. If you don’t have any tools you would like to bring we have plenty in the garden just waiting to be loved. Be prepared to get a little dirty and walk home with a pair of pruners so clean and sharp your neighbors will be green with envy.

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For phone or email registration: Please call (415) 731-5627, or email info@gardenfortheenvironment.org. Or register in the garden the day of the workshop.


EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT BERRIESBUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK
Date: Saturday, August 28th, 2010
Time:
 10AM – 12NOON
Location: Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave at Lawton Street, San Francisco
Instructor: 
Johanna Silver, Sunset Magazine Test Gardener
Cost: $15
BerriesAdd some perennial sweetness to your garden with berries. It’s true — blueberries grow great in our mild climate as long as you’re smart about which variety you choose. Same with raspberries, strawberries, and native huckleberries (plus a few that may be new to you!). Come join instructor Johanna Silver, Sunset magazines’ Test Garden Coordinator and learn everything you need to know, including selection, care, container suitability, design ideas, and more.Plant now; make pie later.
(Photos: Sunset Magazine & Kaitlin Louie)

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For phone or email registration: Please call (415) 731-5627, or email info@gardenfortheenvironment.org. Or register in the garden the day of the workshop.


SUMMER PRUNING FOR THE URBAN APPLE ORCHARD URBAN ORCHARD SERIES
Date: Saturday, August 28th, 2010
Time:
 1PM – 3PM
Location: Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave at Lawton Street, San Francisco
Instructor: 
Matthew Sutton, founder Orchard Keepers
Cost: $15
Summer PruningDo your apple trees bare less fruit than you would like them to?  Have they grown too big for your garden?  Summer pruning is essential orchard maintenance and will help ripen fruit, slow down overly vigorous trees, and encourage strong branches for next year’s apples!  In this workshop you will learn how to make the right cuts on your fruit trees this summer.  Join Matthew Sutton of Orchard Keepers, ecological tree care specialists, and learn to enhance the health and yield of your fruit trees with appropriate Summer Pruning techniques.Stay for informal Summer Pruning practice from 3pm-4pm.

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For phone or email registration: Please call (415) 731-5627, or email info@gardenfortheenvironment.org. Or register in the garden the day of the workshop.

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