|Learn the keys to successful vegetable gardening emphasizing seasonal techniques and organic practices that work best for Southern California growing. Topics vary with by month and season. Come grow along with us!
Torrance Memorial Learning Garden is located in Columbia Park, which can experience several distinct 'seasons' in a single morning. Dressing in layers is always the best idea. Some of our workshops are hands-on, so be mindful to dress in clothes which can get a little dirty. There is an outdoor presentation area that has wooden benches that make for comfortable but rustic seating. You are always welcome to bring your favorite outdoor chair or cushion. In cases of rain, cold weather or heat, classes will be held at a classroom at Torrance Memorial Medical Center.
Instructor Judith Gerber, Learning Garden Coordinator, is a UC Master Gardener, horticultural therapist, local author, and proud Torrance native.
August - What's Bugging Your Garden?
As the summer's heat intensifies and you are looking to get the most out of your warm season crops, come and learn how to troubleshoot your summer garden. Class topics include natural pest and disease control, soil and feeding, weed control, and irrigation.
September - Preserving Your Summer Harvest
Whether you want to preserve your herbs or your fresh vegetables, come and learn the best ways to use and save them through the fall and winter months. We will cover the different options for preserving, recipe ideas, and resources to make the most out of your summer bounty.