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SUCCESS IN THE YEAR-ROUND VEGETABLE GARDEN: How to Grow More, Work Less & Reduce Your Environmental Impact

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Instructor: Candace Simpson
Duration: 6 wks
Date range: February 5 to March 19
(No class: February 19.)
Date(s) of the week: Monday
Hour: 7–9 p.m.
Quarter: Winter 2018
Prerequisite: None
Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 1702
Price: $96
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A productive vegetable garden can provide delicious produce year round, without being a full time job! Learn how to get the most vegetables by applying science-based gardening methods that minimize environmental impacts.

Classes cover soil, irrigation, taking care of seeds and seedlings, pest management, and advice on growing specific vegetables.

Topics include:

  • Working clay soil
  • Providing needed water, sun, and fertilization
  • Taking care of seeds and growing your own seedlings
  • Cultural needs of specific cool and warm season vegetables
  • Managing pests, diseases, and weeds
  • Space-saving ideas for small gardens

Instructor is a former high school chemistry teacher, a life-long food gardener, and a 14-year volunteer with the University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program, dedicated to providing science-based gardening information to home gardeners.