Gardening Workshops

Join Master Composter, Lori Caldwell, as she shares her gardening tips and tricks for gardeners of every level and situation. Classes meet at least once a month, please look at the classes below for the dates and what will be taught. These classes are FREE!

Please note: Classes take place rain or shine.

Times: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM


Wanlass Park: San Pablo Avenue and Rivers

Davis Park: 1661 Folsom Avenue 

 Date  Topic Location 
Saturday, January 26, 2019 Gardening 101
Learn how easy and fun gardening can be!! Join me to learn the basics to be a successful first time gardener. Topics will include: deciphering the terminology, plants 101, healthy soil building, transplanting and plant choice by season, seeds vs. starts, non-toxic pest control, reuse in the garden and tips and tricks.
 Wanlass Park
Saturday, February 2, 2019 Sustainable Practices for Water-Wise Gardening 
This class focuses on permaculture and sustainable techniques for your home garden. Topics such as: sheet-mulching, the benefits of compost and mulch, bio-intensive edible gardening, hydrozoning, using recycled water, drip irrigation and native plants will be covered.
 Davis Park
Saturday, March 9, 2019 Gardening All Year: Prepping Your Edible Garden for Spring
It’s time to start thinking about that Spring/Summer garden. Topics such as: seeds vs. starts,crop rotation, building healthy soil, great crops for Spring & transitioning from your Fall garden will be covered.
 Wanlass Park
Saturday, April 13, 2019 Eat What You Grow
There is nothing more satisfying than eating food from your own garden. We will cover topics such as: crop rotation, seeds vs. starts, soil fertility, and plant succession, transplanting seedlings, watering /irrigation and the best crops for your garden. Emphasis on reuse materials will also be discussed.
Davis Park 
Saturday, May 11, 2019  Succulents for Mothers Day
Do you have a”black thumb”? Are you interested in a low maintenance plant that is great for indoor and outdoor gardens? You have to explore the world of succulents. This class explores the variety of succulents and all the ways to propagate, display and care for these fantastic and beautiful drought tolerant plants. Let’s create a gift for mom!! Participants are encouraged to bring succulents to share.
 Wanlass Park