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Gardening Workshops

To promote healthy soil and empower good food choices, Solana Center offers organic gardening classes across a broad swath of topics from irrigation, to building beds, to composting. Classes are typically 4 sessions long and take place across consecutive weeks.

Find an Upcoming Gardening Workshop

Gardening 101

Grow & Maintain an Organic Edible Garden

Ready to start growing your own organic food at home? Looking to improve the look and function of your garden? Learn the basics for starting your own organic, edible garden in this four-week course.

Topics covered can include:

  • Garden Design
  • Soil
  • Seed Starting
  • Irrigation
  • Weeds, Pests, & Disease
  • Container Growing
  • Building Beds
  • Fruit Trees
  • Harvesting
  • Composting

Gardening 201

How to Start and Manage Community Gardens

If you’re ready to expand beyond your home garden, this class will teach you how to create a new garden in your community!

Topics covered can include:

  • Community Development and Organizing
  • Finding and Obtaining Land
  • Budgeting and Fundraising
  • Garden Design and Supplies
  • Managing the Garden
  • Community Interaction

Gardening 301

How to Start and Sustain a School Garden Program

Take this class if you’re ready to get involved in starting or sustaining a school or community garden at a school near you!

Topics covered can include:

  • Making the Case for School Gardens
  • Building a School Garden Leadership Team
  • Garden Planning and Design
  • Budgeting and Fundraising
  • Community Partnerships and Volunteers
  • Curriculum and Outdoor Classroom Management
  • Gardens as Part of the Wellness Movement