Join us at the Alan Chadwick Garden on three consecutive weekends in March (March 15, 22 and 29) from 10 am - 4 pm to learn the suite of skills needed to create and maintain a thriving organic garden, including understanding and improving soil fertility and structure; preparing garden beds; direct seeding and transplanting; irrigating, with an emphasis on water-saving techniques; controlling gophers and other pests; making and using compost, cover crops, and other fertility sources. Each day includes both lectures and hands-on activities. Class size limited. Registration deadline March 11.
Parking fee $3; buy parking permit at kiosk in Stevenson Parking Lot.
$300 general, $275 FFG members, $150 for current UCSC students and limited income. Register online at http://gardencruz2014.bpt.me or pay by check, payble to "UC Regents" and mail to: CASFS - UCSC Farm; 1156 High St., Santa Cruz, CA 95064; Attn: Garden Cruz