Community Teaching Garden’s Spring, Summer Workshops

The Shasta College Community Teaching Garden offers these four workshops, starting Saturday.

Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants
Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m. to noon
Community Teaching Garden, Shasta College Main Campus

This workshop will be a tour of the immediate wild environment around the Teaching Garden to familiarize participants with wild edibles and medicinals. The presenter is Ted Dawson, a local Wintu herbalist and wild plant expert. Fee: $15.

Transplanting Vegetable Seedlings
Sunday, May 22, 10 a.m. to noon
Community Teaching Garden, Shasta College Main Campus; Redding, CA

Learn the secrets of successful transplanting from someone who does it all the time and is known for the quality of his plant starts. The presenter is Wayne Kessler, a local nurseryman, the owner of Shambani Organics and an advisor to the Teaching Garden. Fee: $15.

Photo by Melita Bena

Photo by Melita Bena

Managing Water and Moisture
Sunday, June 12, 10 a.m. to noon
Community Teaching Garden, Shasta College Main Campus

Improper watering is the most common gardening mistake made by many gardeners. This workshop will teach you how to manage soil moisture for efficiency, conservation and optimal plant health. Presenter Wayne Kessler is a well-known local nursery man who has learned these techniques the hard way by making mistakes he will teach participants to avoid! Fee: $15.

Growing Superior Tomatoes
Sunday, June 26, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Community Teaching Garden, Shasta College Main Campus

Presenter Mary Ocasion will describe the process of germinating seeds, transplanting, watering and trellising organic heirloom tomatoes. She will also provide tips for improving quality and yield. Mary Ocasion and her husband Albert own and operate Churn Creek Meadow Organic Farm in Churn Creek Bottom. They grow a variety of fruits and vegetables, herbs and nuts, and sell their produce at the Redding Farmers Market on Saturday mornings and through their CSA Box Delivery Business. Table grapes and Heirloom Tomatoes are their largest crops. Fee: $15.

For registration info call: (530) 225-4835 or go online to www.shastacollege.edu/EWD and click “Pathways.” For A News Cafe’s latest “Dig This” article by Wayne Kessler, click here.


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  1. July 3, 2011

    […] you may contact them at the Teaching Garden by e-mail at teachinggarden@shastacollege.eduPlease click here, on aNewsCafe.com, to see dates and times for these upcoming workshops: “Wild Local Edible and Medicinal […]