Garden Hacks: Keep your Garden Healthy Using Everyday Household Items
Chemical fertilizers and pesticides used to be normal tools controlling pests and diseases in home gardens. Now, many gardeners choose alternatives like creating their own compost and home remedies for weeds, snails, bugs and plant disease. In this workshop, you'll learn many different ways to use everyday household items like chili pepper, garlic, and vinegar to create natural and safe remedies for treating common plant diseases and warding off plant pests.
Ellyn wears a number of hats as a gardener, garden coach, Certified Arborist, consultant and educator in San Francisco. Her checkered professional background includes landscaping, bookkeeping, teaching abroad and community urban forestry with Friends of the Urban Forest. Visit her at www.garden-guidance.com.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the garden?
There is available street parking, though be advised it can be challenging on weekends. Many buses and trains stop nearby, making public transportation a great option! The 44 O'Shaughnessy, 6 Parnassus, N Judah and other lines all stop nearby.
What should I bring to the workshop?
Classes are held outside in our teaching garden. We recommend bringing a hat & sunscreen, comfortable closed toed shoes and lots of layers. You may want to bring a notebook to take notes on what you are learning and we recommend bringing a full water bottle as well.
Do you cancel classes due to rain?
We try our best not to cancel classes, but if the weather report suggests it is very likely it will be pouring rain during the class time, we will cancel the class that morning. We do hold classes in drizzling weather, and recommend students dress appropriately.