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We encourage you to attend a free Smart Gardening workshop to improve your lawn/garden and reduce waste. No reservations needed. Workshops are about 1.5 hours and are held at Learning Centers, libraries, parks, and schools. Beginner Workshops introduce you to smart gardening. Advanced Workshops are for those who love to garden (schedule listed at bottom). Purchase a backyard or worm compost bin at a discount after each workshop. A free bin will be raffled off to an attendee at workshops marked with a .

Visit our instructional videos for an idea of what is taught. Many agencies and private groups also hold gardening classes. We have compiled a list of classes and events to feed your interest.


BEGINNER WORKSHOPS


Covina - February 28, 2015
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Charter Oak Park
20261 Covina Blvd (flyer)

Culver City - February 28, 2015
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Veterans Memorial Complex - Garden Room
4117 Overland Ave (flyer)

Downey - February 28, 2015
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Wilderness Park
10999 Little Lake Rd (flyer)

Pasadena - March 7, 2015
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Eaton Canyon Nature Center
1750 N Altadena Dr (flyer)

Malibu - March 7, 2015
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Malibu City Hall - MultiPurpose Room
23825 Stuart Rd (flyer)

Arcadia - March 14, 2015
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Arboretum ($9 entrance fee)
301 N Baldwin Ave (flyer)

Los Angeles - March 14, 2015
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Roosevelt Park
7600 Graham Ave (flyer)

La Crescenta - March 14, 2015
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Crescenta Valley Water District
3730 Glenwood Ave (flyer)

Calabasas - March 21, 2015
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Gates Canyon Park
25801 Thousand Oaks Blvd (flyer)

Monterey Park - March 21, 2015
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Garvey Ranch Park
781 S Orange Ave (flyer)

Palos Verdes - March 21, 2015
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
South Coast Botanic Garden
($9 entrance fee)
26300 Crenshaw Blvd (flyer)

La Mirada - March 28, 2015
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
La Mirada Regional Park
13701 S Adelfa Dr (flyer)

Artesia - March 28, 2015
Saturday, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Artesia Public Library
18722 Clarkdale Ave (flyer)

Torrance - March 28, 2015
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Columbia Park
18721 Prairie Ave (flyer)

Azusa - April 11, 2015
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Memorial Park
320 N Orange Ave (flyer)

South Gate - April 11, 2015
Saturday, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Hollydale Library
12000 S Garfield Ave (flyer)

Este L.A. - 18 de Abril, 2015 (in Spanish)
Sábado, 9:30 am - 11:00 am (en Español)
Anfiteatro de Centro Cívico
4801 E 3rd St (folleto)

Walnut - April 18, 2015
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Walnut Senior Center
21215 La Puente Rd (flyer)

Diamond Bar - April 25, 2015
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
South Coast Air Quality Management District
21865 Copley Dr (flyer)

El Monte - April 25, 2015
Saturday, 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Arceo Park
3125 N Tyler Ave (flyer)


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

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La Verne - May 2, 2015
Saturday, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
La Verne Public Library
3640 D St (flyer)

Santa Monica - May 2, 2015
Saturday, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Virginia Park - Patio Room
2200 Virginia Ave (flyer)

West Covina - May 2, 2015
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
City Yard
825 Sunset Ave (flyer)

Eagle Rock - May 9, 2015
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Eagle Rock Recreation Center
1100 Eagle Vista Dr (flyer)

Pasadena - May 9, 2015
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Pasadena Senior Center
85 E Holly St (flyer)

Quartz Hill - May 9, 2015
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
George Lane Park - Picnic Area
5520 W Ave L8 (flyer)

Montebello - 16 de Mayo, 2015 (in Spanish)
Sábado, 9:30 am - 11:00 am (en Español)
Parque de Chet Holifield - Centro Comunitario
1060 S Greenwood Ave (folleto)

Pico Rivera - May 23, 2015
Saturday, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pico Rivera Library - Meeting Room
9001 Mines Ave (flyer)

La Habra Heights - May 23, 2015
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
City Hall - Banquet Room
1245 N Hacienda Rd (flyer)

San Pedro - May 30, 2015
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
San Pedro Science Center
2201 Barrywood Ave (flyer)

Pomona - June 6, 2015
Saturday, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Pomona Library
625 S Garey Ave (flyer)

Glendale - June 6, 2015
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
City Waste Management Facilty
548 W Chevy Chase Dr (flyer)

Whittier - June 6, 2015
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Adventure Park
10130 S Gunn Ave (flyer)

East Los Angeles - June 13, 2015
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Civic Center Amphitheater
4801 E 3rd St (flyer)

Newhall - June 13, 2015
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
William S. Hart Regional Park
24151 N Newhall Ave (flyer)

Pico Rivera - June 27, 2015
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Pico Park Auditorium
9528 Beverly Blvd (flyer)


ADVANCED WORKSHOPS


Pico Rivera - March 7, 2015
Saturday, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pico Rivera Library - Meeting Room
9001 Mines Ave (flyer)

Atwater Village - March 28, 2015
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Chevy Chase Recreation Center
4165 Chevy Chase Dr (flyer)

Culver City - April 18, 2015
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Veterans Memorial Complex - Garden Room
4117 Overland Ave (flyer)

Glendora - April 18, 2015
Saturday, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Glendora Library
140 S Glendora Ave (flyer)

Covina - May 16, 2015
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Charter Oak Park
20261 Covina Blvd (flyer)

Arcadia - May 23, 2015
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Arboretum ($9 entrance fee)
301 N Baldwin Ave (flyer)




Advanced workshops teach you organic gardening, landscaping with native drought-tolerant plants, and integrated pest management (environmentally-sound ways to control pests).

Monterey Park - May 30, 2015
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Garvey Ranch Park
781 S Orange Ave (flyer)

Downey - June 13, 2015
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Wilderness Park
10999 Little Lake Rd (flyer)

Palos Verdes - June 20, 2015
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
South Coast Botanic Garden
($9 entrance fee)
26300 Crenshaw Blvd (flyer)

Torrance - June 20, 2015
Saturday, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Isabel Henderson Library
4805 Emerald St (flyer)

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