Join Oscar Carmona, owner of Healing Grounds Nursery and local gardening expert with more than 30 years experience, for three great Fall Gardening Workshops at the Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens.Saturday, October 17, 3-4 PM Worm Composting and Compost Tea Systems Turn your kitchen scraps into black gold. Learn to successfully start, maintain, and utilize a worm composting system. We will cover how to make your own bin and compost tea. (Worms and composting kits will be available for…Find out more »
A salsa lovers dream! With over 10 varieties of peppers and 40 varieties of tomatoes available, all selected especially for Santa Barbara’s climate. Learn the best strategies for growing, as well as how to select the variety best for your space and taste preferences. Oscar Carmona will be teaching a workshop on best home gardening practices for tomatoes and peppers in Santa Barbara. Island Feed and Seed will also be there bringing several of their own favorite varieties of pepper…Find out more »
“Come, gentle Spring! Ethereal Mildness! Come.” – James Thomson Santa Barbara’s mild climate offers such vast opportunity for vegetable growers. With Spring being the season of regrowth and fruition and Santa Barbara being such a friendly environment for growing, together they may easily be herald the creme de la creme of gardening. Take home skills that will allow you to make the most of your home vegetable garden. Oscar is an expert in biodynamic and biointensive growing. You will learn…Find out more »
Gardeners attend the Green Gardener class through SBCC’s School of Extended Learning in Santa Barbara or Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria.
The class covers topics on resource efficient and pollution prevention landscape maintenance practices. The class is held twice per year and is taught bilingually in both English and Spanish. The class format is fifteen 2.5-hour sessions with class and field time.
After completion of the course and a final test, gardeners are issued a Green Gardener card and certificate of completion and then placed on the Green Gardener list (if providing gardening services) which is promoted to the public. The Green Gardener card is for an individual not a company, however the listing will include the certified individual’s company name and issued annually with completion of 2 hours continuing education.Find out more »