By Charlene Burgi
Join us for a fun-filled, hands-on learning experience on Bay-Friendly Gardening. These classes focus on creating a healthy environment outdoors for the savvy residential customer who wants to start living green.
The first of three classes begins Saturday, September 19, at Marin Art and Garden Center. Back to Basics gives a general overview of the Bay-Friendly Gardening concept. We will touch on garden design, form, and function to help you save time and resources before you start your garden transformation.
The second of three Bay-Friendly classes, From the Ground Up, covers soil building techniques and is scheduled for Saturday, September 26. This workshop will help you figure out what to do with all those falling leaves by converting them into a nutrient-rich amendment that will keep your soil healthy.
The third class in the series, Go Native – Planting for Pollinators, will be held on Saturday, October 10. This class will teach the benefits of working with native plants to attract butterflies, birds, and bees into your garden.
All classes are from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Marin Art and Garden Center in Ross. The September 19 introductory class is free; registration for the other two classes is $25 per class. Advance registration is recommended: register online, or contact our Water Conservation Department at (415) 945-1512.