This workshop will review the elements of ecology that are fundamental to healthy land management—be it the home garden, urban farm, or other landscape—in a sustainable way. Seed-saving is one of the most important of all of the sustainable gardening practices. During this workshop you will learn the mechanics of saving seeds and the social and political importance of doing so. We’ll review the basics of botany, and plant and pollinator relationships will be discussed. Registrants will propagate plants by divisions and cuttings and take home the results of this exercise.
Participants will learn to recognize seeds from a variety of California native, Mediterranean climate, and food producing plants, and will be provided with a list of great resources for more in-depth information on the topics covered.
As a bonus, this workshop will include elements of food preservation (juicing, freezing, and dehydrating) and foraging from native and other arid climate plants.
Attendees should bring cuttings, divisions, and seeds to swap, and containers for taking home plants from the Adler Garden. This is your opportunity to view Judy’s diverse Mediterranean climate garden with its many mature, beautiful California natives.
This class is not meant to provide all of the answers, but rather to start the discussion, bring together like-minded souls and send those who wish into a new horticultural direction. If you are interested in taking your gardening skills to whole new level, then this is the class for you.
Pre-registration is required at www.BringingBackTheNatives.net