Workshops

Sweet Potatoes, Edible Flowers and Drip Irrigation

Join us this weekend for these Free Workshops below! Plus New Nursery Plants Highlight: Shiso, Lovage, Currant Tomato 'Spoon', medicinal and dynamic accumulator herb Comfrey, Exotic Basil galore! Sat 4/8 10:30 AM How to Grow Sweet Potatoes Tutorial Sat 4/8 11:00 AM Drip Irrigation 101 Sun 4/9 10:30 AM How to Grow Sweet Potatoes Tutorial Sun 4/9 11:00 AM Edible Flowers: From the Garden to the Kitchen + Demo!

THIS WEEKENDS WORKSHOPS:


Sweet Potato Tutorial Sat 4/7 & Sun 4/8 at 10:30 AM!

We'll kick off the weekend's workshops with a quick and easy tutorial from Loretta on how to grow sweet potatoes from organic sweet potato tubers from the farmer's market, and learn about the health and garden benefits of this nutritious superfood that should have a huge place in your garden or Food Forest. This will be fun and empowering. We'll also have Purple Sweet Potato "slips" for sale this weekend too!

Drip Irrigation 101 Sat 4/7 at 11:00 AM

Next up, Conor will show us the ins and the outs of how to set up a drip irrigation systems, plus answer all our pressing drip irrigation questions in this informative, hands on, and interactive workshop.  Learn how to save water in your garden and grow healthier plants too in this not-to-miss workshop! (pen and paper suggested)

Edible Flowers: From the Garden to the Kitchen Sun 4/8 at 11:00 AM

Local Nutrition Coach Harvey Slater leads us on a nutritional and culinary exploration of commonly grown Los Angeles edible garden flowers and the fun and colorful ways you can include them in your daily cuisine.  A former caterer,  he'll be giving a live demo of how to create a floral compound butter with colorful seasonal garden flowers, which we'll be sampling with "Life Changing Bread". This is a perfect and delicious opportunity to up your kitchen game just in time for Spring's holiday celebrations!

 We're thrilled to have local NELA Nutrition Coach  Harvey Slater  back with us again to teach us about the nutritional benefits of many of our most beloved garden flowers! As a former caterer, his take on Edible Flowers includes not only the nutritious, but the delicious, too.  (Spoiler Alert for Sunday- you may find a use for all your gorgeous Nasturtium leaves and flowers at this Sunday's Edible Flower workshop!)

We're thrilled to have local NELA Nutrition Coach Harvey Slater back with us again to teach us about the nutritional benefits of many of our most beloved garden flowers! As a former caterer, his take on Edible Flowers includes not only the nutritious, but the delicious, too.

(Spoiler Alert for Sunday- you may find a use for all your gorgeous Nasturtium leaves and flowers at this Sunday's Edible Flower workshop!)

 NEW AT THE NURSERY! We're always excited to stock the most interesting open pollinated and heirloom plant cultivars and Basil is no exception. A pillar of the summer garden- we love all types of basil and think everyone should have one of each. (Too much is never enough.) This weekend we'll have  Lime, Lemon, Thai, Purple, Persian. Cinnamon,  perennial Greek Columnar, perennial African Blue, and classic Italian Basil  of course.   Alpine Strawberries are back!  Our beloved Alpine Srawberries are back in stock, and we adore these diminutive berries for their powerful and exotic "fraise du bois" flavor, and ease of growing for the new gardener. These perennial fruits looks incredibly gorgeous in the garden too.  Other specialties in this week:  Shiso! Lovage! Datil Pepper! Comfrey! Red Currant 'Spoon' Tomato  for all our chef friends! We're obsessed with 'Spoon' and love it's sweet foliage, teensy tinsy yet intensly rich flavored tomatoes that look like red rubies in a salad or summer dish. This baby's gorgeous sprawling around the garden sans tomato trellis, too. Perfect for those gardening on a hillside!

NEW AT THE NURSERY!
We're always excited to stock the most interesting open pollinated and heirloom plant cultivars and Basil is no exception. A pillar of the summer garden- we love all types of basil and think everyone should have one of each. (Too much is never enough.) This weekend we'll have Lime, Lemon, Thai, Purple, Persian. Cinnamon,  perennial Greek Columnar, perennial African Blue, and classic Italian Basil of course.

Alpine Strawberries are back! Our beloved Alpine Srawberries are back in stock, and we adore these diminutive berries for their powerful and exotic "fraise du bois" flavor, and ease of growing for the new gardener. These perennial fruits looks incredibly gorgeous in the garden too.

Other specialties in this week: Shiso! Lovage! Datil Pepper! Comfrey! Red Currant 'Spoon' Tomato for all our chef friends! We're obsessed with 'Spoon' and love it's sweet foliage, teensy tinsy yet intensly rich flavored tomatoes that look like red rubies in a salad or summer dish. This baby's gorgeous sprawling around the garden sans tomato trellis, too. Perfect for those gardening on a hillside!

See you this weekend!

-Conor and Loretta