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July in the Garden & Calendar of North State Gardening Events

July arrives in the North State Garden with relative ease this year. We’ve had a bit of true heat, but not what it likely will be. I like the early-rising, late-setting sun and the arc of the summer days. Spring’s… Continue Reading

Community Teaching Garden “Getting Started in Your Organic Garden”

For novice to seasoned gardeners seeking to improve productivity, this workshop will help you with planning and developing an organic garden, including information on acquiring good seed, preparing your soil for planting, developing an efficient watering system, and avoiding common… Continue Reading

Shasta College Community Teaching Garden Workshop: Composting Made Easy

This workshop will address ways to make high quality compost in your own backyard, including an introduction to worm culture. Presenter sells worms, worm castings, aerated compost tea, and does tea evaluations. Presenter: Ken Waranius Please pre-register on-line! For registration… Continue Reading

Shasta College Community Teaching Garden Workshop: Medicine Making/Herbal Tonics

Learn to render medicinal herbs into useful preparations for health and well-being. Presenter is local Wintu herbalist and wild plant expert known for his local plant remedies. He is a certified herbalist and owner of Mountain Wintu Herbs. Presenter: Ted… Continue Reading

Shasta College Community Teaching Garden Workshop: Food Drying and Storage

What to do with all that produce you grew? This workshop will cover effective and low-cost methods for drying and preparing food for long-term storage. Also, learn effective long-term storage of vegetables, fruit, nuts, and grains. Presenter is a local… Continue Reading

Shasta College Community Teaching Garden Workshop: Growing Great Garlic and Onions

Learn techniques for growing great garlic, including gourmet garlic, and onions. Cover cropping information will be included. Premium garlic seeds will be offered for sale. Presenter is an organic inspector for the California Certified Organic Farmers; he has been selling… Continue Reading