Shasta College To Offer Gardening Workshops

Shasta College, collaborating with the University of California Master Gardner program, the Redding Public Library, and the Shasta Seed Library, will host two upcoming gardening workshops.

The first workshop, Gardening Basics, will be held on February 10, from 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Shasta College Farm in Room 4000. Workshop topics will include:

Gardening in containers
Seed starting basics.
Seed selection and when to start seeds for your growing zone.
House plants 101
Growing succulents
Repotting and rejuvenation of house plants
Hügelkultur beds

There will be on-site soil analysis for those who bring a soil sample. The “House Plant 101” session will feature a cuttings swap. Bring healthy cuttings in a plastic bag or place them in water to participate in the swap.

The second workshop will focus on Transplanting and Getting the Outside Garden Ready and will be held March 9, from 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Redding Public Library in the Community Room and Patio area at 1100 Parkview Av., Redding. Workshop Topics will include:

Basic Permaculture Principles
Organic Bed Preparation for an Amazing Harvest.
Companion Planting
Hardening off and Transplanting.
How to Start Composting and Composting Demonstration
Setting Up Irrigation for A Successful Growing Season
Permaculture Basics

Both workshops will have three sessions of classes that last about 40 minutes each, and participants will be able to select topics for each session. There will be a $5.00 charge to cover materials and seeds at each workshop.

Master Gardeners are also sponsoring a Garden Starts Co-Op after each workshop for those who would like to participate. Participants in the Garden Starts Co-Op swap seeds or plant starts for plants/seeds that they need. For those who do not have seeds/plants to swap, Master Gardeners will also have some seeds to share with participants at both events, and the Redding Library will have seeds available from the seed library.

For questions regarding the event, contact Leimone Waite at (530) 242-2210 or lwaite@shastacollege.edu.

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