Sustaining the Cycles


Home Grown Gardening Classes

2017 Classes Begin January 28th


Home Grown Gardening Classes were developed to help homeowners learn how to garden and grow food in their own backyards or community gardens. The monthly classes are facilitated by Mary Matava, agronomist and owner of Agri Service, and Diane Hollister, North County’s premier gardening instructor. Each class focuses on topics commonly encountered by gardeners in our area. Classes are packed full of information for gardeners with varying levels of expertise.

Home Grown Community Gardening Classes are held at the El Corazon Senior Center on the fourth Saturday of each month at 10 AM.


Home Grown 2016



Technical Discussion: Dormant Sprays for Fruit Tree  

In the Garden: Potatoes



Technical Discussion: Seed Starting Mixes  

In the Garden: Tomatoes



Technical Discussion: Ocean Friendly Fertilizers  

In the Garden: Legumes



Technical Discussion: Crop Rotation  

In the Garden: Flowers in the Garden



Technical Discussion: Home Compost Systems and Compost Tea  

In the Garden: Summer Fruit Tree Care



Technical Discussion: Weed and Invasive Plant Management  

In the Garden: Pumpkins



Technical Discussion: Integrating Xeriscape Principles into Your Garden  

In the Garden: Planning your fall garden, it's never to early.



Technical Discussion: Horticulture Therapy  

In the Garden: Lettuce, it's more than just green leaves.



Technical Discussion: Harvest Festival  

In the Garden: Cover Crops



Technical Discussion: Soil Testing



Technical Discussion: Gifts from the Garden  

In the Garden: Planning for 2018



No Class- Happy Holidays!