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Gardening classes at the Natural History Museum

December 21, 2011 |  3:19 pm


In the spring, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County   will be offering gardening classes as part of its new workshop program.

Learn how to grow your own vegetables at home through the guidance of master gardeners Florence Nishida and Araceli Perez-Ocejo. Classes will be taught outside the Butterfly Pavilion and will showcase various gardening techniques, such as how to start from seed and transplant; how to grow organically,  without the use of pesticides or herbicides; how to create good soil; and how to appropriately feed and water plants.

Featured classes include "Best Cultivation Practices," to address watering, trellising, feeding, weeding, pest management, pinching and pruning, and "Feeding the Soil" which will focus on fertilizer types, uses, signs of deficiency and worm composting.

Classes are $25 for members (or $80 for all four classes in the series) and $30 for nonmembers (or $100 for all four classes in the series). For residents of ZIP Codes 90006, 90007, 90008, 90011, 90015, 90016, 90018, 90037, 90062 and 90089, classes are discounted to $15 per class (or $50 for all four classes in the series).

Exact dates have not yet been posted for the gardening classes; check the museum's website for updates or call (213) 763-3471 for more information.

900 Exposition Blvd., L.A., (213) 763-3466, nhm.org.


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