Monday Workshops in the Arroyo Vista Garden

Suzanne and Joe in AV GardenThe Garden Project is pleased to announce that our new garden instructor, Suzanne Perry Slavens, will be hosting workshops in the Arroyo Vista Garden on Mondays this quarter. Join us from 2:30 to 3 pm to learn some basics of keeping a garden going and enjoying its fruits, and stay on from 3 to 5 pm for community work parties. All UCI students and staff are welcome, but we’re extending a special invitation to AV residents. Help your garden thrive!

Here is the draft workshop schedule:

April 10 Urban Foraging: Learn to identify and prepare common weeds like purslane and lambs quarters.
Taste of the week: Garden slaw with passionfruit dressing
April 17 The Miracle of Mulch: What is the difference between mulch and compost? How does mulch help the soil? Come help us spread a lovely layer of mulch to build up the life of our soil.
April 24 Seed Saving: Many of our winter crops have gone to seed. Come learn why and how to save seed from your garden.
May 1 Organic Pest Management: Learn about common garden pests and how we can work together with nature to keep our plants healthy. Join us for a ladybug release!
May 8 Soil Stewardship: We have lost ⅓ of the arable land on the planet since 1950 due to soil degradation. Learn how you can become a steward of this precious resource beneath our feet.
May 22 Help us get ready for the Taste the Season sustainable food event (more details soon)
June 5 Community Harvest Party: It is time for a final harvest before summer. Come out to the garden to enjoy fresh deliciousness from the earth!
June 12 De-stress in the Garden during Finals Week: Learn how to use calming beneficial herbs such as catnip, lavender, and chamomile to sooth your mind during stressful times.

Suzanne will also be a featured speaker at Earth Week 2017’s Green Career Panel and Info Session on Thursday, April 20. Check out the schedule here.


Where to find the garden!

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