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Workshops
We encourage residents to attend a free Smart Gardening workshop. No reservation needed. Learn to improve your lawn and garden and reduce waste. Workshops are about 1.5 hours, held at our Learning Centers and at community centers, libraries, parks, and schools. Beginner Workshops introduce you to smart gardening. Advanced Workshops are for those that love to garden (schedule is listed at bottom). Residents could purchase a backyard or worm composting bin at a discount after the workshops. A free compost bin will be raffled off to an attendee at those shown with a .

Visit our instruction videos for an idea of what is discussed. Many agencies and private groups also hold smart gardening related classes; we compiled a list of classes and events to feed your interest.


BEGINNER WORKSHOPS


La Verne - May 3, 2014
Saturday, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
La Verne Public Library
3640 D Street (flyer)

West Covina - May 3, 2014
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
West Covina Senior Center
2501 E Cortez Ave (flyer)

Santa Monica - May 3, 2014
Saturday, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Virginia Park
2200 Virginia Ave (flyer)

South Gate - May 3, 2014
Saturday, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Hollydale Library
12000 S Garfield Ave (flyer)

Eagle Rock - May 10, 2014
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Eagle Rock Recreation Center
1100 Eagle Vista Dr (flyer)

Quartz Hill - May 10, 2014
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
George Lane Park - Picnic Area
5520 W Avenue L8 (flyer)

Montebello - Mayo 17, 2014 (in Spanish)
Sábado, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Parque de Holifield - Centro Comunitario
1060 S Greenwood Ave (en Español)

La Habra Heights - May 24, 2014
Saturday, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Hacienda Park
1885 Hacienda Rd (flyer)

West Hills - May 24, 2014
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Orcutt Ranch - Education Barn
23600 Roscoe Blvd (flyer)

Pasadena - May 31, 2014
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Pasadena Senior Center
85 E Holly St (flyer)

Sylmar - May 31, 2014
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
El Cariso Regional Park
13100 Hubbard St (flyer)

Pomona - June 7, 2014
Saturday, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Pomona Library
625 S Garey Ave (flyer)

Whittier - June 7, 2014
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Adventure Park - Picnic Area
10130 S Gunn Ave (flyer)

San Pedro - June 7, 2014
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
San Pedro Science Center
2201 Barrywood Ave (flyer)

Downey - June 14, 2014
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Wilderness Park
10999 Little Lake Rd (flyer)

East Los Angeles - June 14, 2014
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Civic Center Amphitheater
4801 E 3rd St (flyer)

Newhall - June 14, 2014
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
William S Hart Regional Park
24151 N Newhall Ave (flyer)

Lennox - June 21, 2014
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Lennox Park
10828 S Condon Ave (flyer)

Calabasas - June 28, 2014
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Gates Canyon Park
25801 Thousand Oaks Blvd (flyer)

Pico Rivera - June 28, 2014
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Pico Park Auditorium
9528 Beverly Blvd (flyer)

Arleta - July 12, 2014
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Arleta Community Garden
8800 Canterbury Ave (flyer)

Azusa - July 12, 2014
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Valleydale Park
5525 Lark Ellen Ave (flyer)



Beginner workshops provide hands-on instruction on composting, worm composting, water-wise gardening, and grass cycling.

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City Terrace - July 12, 2014
Saturday, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
City Terrace Park
1126 N Hazard Ave (flyer)

La Mirada - July 19, 2014
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
La Mirada Regional Park
13701 S Adelfa Dr (flyer)

Malibu - July 19, 2014
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Malibu City Hall - MultiPurpose Room
23825 Stuart Rd (flyer)

Claremont - July 26, 2014
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Larkin Park
660 N Mountain Ave (flyer)

Culver City - July 26, 2014
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Veterans Memorial Complex - Garden Room
4117 Overland Ave (flyer)

Los Angeles - July 26, 2014
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Roosevelt Park
7600 Graham Ave (flyer)

Arcadia - August 2, 2014
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Arboretum ($9 entrance fee)
301 N Baldwin Ave (flyer)

Commerce - August 2, 2014 (bilingual)
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Bandini Park Community Center
4725 Astor Ave (flyer, en Español)

La Puente - August 2, 2014
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
San Angelo Park
245 S San Angelo Ave (flyer)

Covina - August 9, 2014
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Charter Oak Park
20261 Covina Blvd (flyer)

Downey - August 9, 2014
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Wilderness Park
10999 Little Lake Rd (flyer)

Pasadena - August 16, 2014
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Eaton Canyon Nature Center
1750 N Altadena Dr (flyer)

El Sereno - August 16, 2014
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
El Sereno Recreation Center
4721 Klamath St (flyer)

Torrance - August 16, 2014
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Columbia Park
18721 Prairie Ave (flyer)

Artesia - August 16, 2014
Saturday, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Artesia Public Library
18722 Clarkdale Ave (flyer)

East Los Angeles - August 23, 2014
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Civic Center Amphitheater
4801 E 3rd St (flyer)

San Dimas - August 23, 2014
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Horsethief Canyon Park
301 Horsethief Canyon Rd (flyer)


ADVANCED WORKSHOPS


Glendora - April 26, 2014
Saturday, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Public Library - 2nd floor Bidwell Forum Room
140 S Glendora Ave (flyer)

Long Beach - May 10, 2014
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Birney Elementary School
710 W Spring St (flyer)

Covina - May 17, 2014
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Charter Oak Park
20261 Covina Blvd (flyer)

Arcadia - May 24, 2014
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Arboretum ($9 entrance fee)
301 N Baldwin Ave (flyer)

Monterey Park - May 31, 2014
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Garvey Ranch Park
781 S Orange Ave (flyer)


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Advanced workshops introduce organic gardening, landscaping with native drought-tolerant plants, and integrated pest management (environmental ways to control pests).

Palos Verdes - June 21, 2014
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Botanic Garden ($9 entrance fee)
26300 Crenshaw Blvd (flyer)

Rowland Heights - June 21, 2014
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Schabarum Park ($6 entrance fee waived)
17250 E Colima Rd (flyer)

Torrance - June 28, 2014
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Columbia Park
18721 Prairie Ave (flyer)

La Crescenta - July 19, 2014
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Crescenta Valley Water District
3730 Glenwood Ave (flyer)


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