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How does your garden grow: More workshops at Silver Lake Farms

January 29, 2010 |  8:14 am


Tara Kolla of Silver Lake Farms is offering gardening workshops through February and March at the LILA School Garden in Los Feliz. It's a two-part series called "Creating an Edible Garden in Los Angeles."

Part 1 focuses on starting a vegetable garden from scratch in raised beds, containers and in the ground. The class will cover sowing seeds, preparing garden soil, containers, and maximizing harvests organically, and will include tips on lawn removal, drip irrigation, compost, introducing fruit trees and more. A $50 fee includes seeds and materials. The class is limited to 15 people. Saturday Feb. 6 or March 6, 10 a.m. to noon or 1 to 3 p.m. 

Part 2 will be a practical on installing a vegetable and fruit garden in the beds and containers prepared in Part 1 of the series. Learn about spacing and grouping plants, what to plant where, crop rotation, companion planting and beneficial insects -- and how to make your own organic fertilizer. $50; Sunday Feb. 14 or March 14, 10 a.m. to noon or 1 to 3 p.m.

Register at www.silverlakefarms.com.

-- Betty Hallock

Photo credit: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times