Gardening promotes lifelong learning, both practical and creative…and it’s fun too! Santa Rosa Recreation, Parks and Community Services offer a variety of garden related classes and workshops with subject matter varying from selecting, planning and remodeling a garden to seasonal water conservation workshops or bonsai garden techniques. 

The following edible gardening classes are taught by Santa Rosian Wendy Krupnick who has been growing vegetables for over 30 years. She was senior horticultural advisor for Shepherd’s Garden Seed Company, has worked on several organic farms and garden projects, teaches Master Gardener vegetable classes, and coordinates the market garden at SRJC’s Shone Farm.

For more info or to register, utilize the embedded links or call 543-3737.

Vegetable Gardening Techniques, Saturday, April 17, 9 am -noon, Sunflower Community Garden (7th and A Street),$46, SR Resident $36

Come to Sunflower Community Garden for hands-on instruction in good gardening techniques. Learn how to start your own seedlings in containers and have success with seeding directly in the garden. See different ways of creating vegetable beds and learn effective weeding and irrigation methods. This workshop will offer demonstrations as well as opportunities to try different methods of performing basic garden tasks. Please bring drinking water, a hat and other clothing for outdoors work.

Edible Garden “Clinic”, Tuesday, May 4, 7-9pm, Finley Community Center,$26, SR Resident $16

Wish you could discuss your problems and questions about the vegetables, fruit, and herbs in your garden with other experienced gardeners? Now you can! This evening question and answer session will allow us all to benefit from each other’s experiences and find practical solutions. 

Summer In The Edible Garden, Saturday, May 29, 9 am -noon, Finley Community Center,$46, SR Resident $36

Good garden care equals more fun, fewer weeds and better harvests. This class will include strategies for irrigation, crop fertility, pest, disease and weed control, as well as information on training and pruning, harvesting, food preservation, and seed saving.