Sustaining the Cycles


Home Grown Gardening Classes

2015 Classes Begin January 24


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 2015



Extended Learning Topic: Planning Your Garden, Crop Rotation

In The Garden: Potatoes



Extended Learning Topic: Seed Starting Mixes

In The Garden: Broccoli, Cauliflower, Kohlrabi



Extended Learning Topic: Making Ocean Safe Fertilizers

In The Garden: Beets, Spinach, Chard



Extended Learning Topic: Home Compost Systems- DIY Compost Bins

In The Garden: Corn



Extended Learning Topic: Irrigation

In The Garden: Pumpkins



Extended Learning Topic: Nutrient Deficiency Symptoms

In The Garden: Fruit Trees



Extended Learning Topic: Integrated Pest Management with guest speaker Cheryl Wilen Ph.D.

In The Garden: Beans



Extended Learning Topic: All About Bees

In The Garden: Carrots



Extended Learning Topic: Soil Testing

In The Garden: Putting Minerals Back into the Soil



Extended Learning Topic: Harvest Festival

In The Garden: Cover Crops



No Class- Happy Thanksgiving!



No Class- Happy Holidays!