Introduction to Sustainable Gardening Series - Fall 2017Sponsored by the San Francisco Public Utilities CommissionRegister for all three workshops (recommended)Part 1 - Sustainable Garden DesignPart 2 - Water-wise GardeningPart 3 - Organic Pest Control
Part 3 - Organic Pest ControlOctober 28th, 10am to 12pm
This workshop will cover common pests, diseases, and weeds in San Francisco and how you can get rid of them without harming the ecosystem with toxic pesticides and herbicides.
A non-toxic, organic garden is healthier for our children, our soil and our City. For 27 years, Garden for the Environment has maintained a beautiful and flourishing space without ever using chemical fertilizers and harmful pesticides.
In this workshop, our expert instructor will teach you how your garden can promote biodiversity, attract beneficial insects, and keep pests at bay naturally. You will learn a step-by-step process known in the organic gardening world as IPM (integrated pest management), which will give you the tools to approach any pest problem, in any garden, at any time. We will also cover our favorite non-toxic natural pest care remedies that you can make from things found in your kitchen cupboards.
What are my transportation/parking options?
Although there is street parking available, it can be challenging on weekends. Public transportation is frequent and nearby, so it's a great option! The 6, 36, 43, and 44, bus lines and the N Judah all run within a few blocks of the garden. Forest Hill Station is also nearby and you can take the 43 or 44 directly from there to the garden.
What should I bring to the workshop?
Classes are held outside in our teaching garden. We recommend bringing a hat and sunscreen, comfortable closed toed shoes, a full water bottle, and lots of layers. You may also want to bring a notebook to take notes on what you are learning and you are welcome to bring food and join us for a picnic lunch in the garden at noon.
Do you ever cancel workshops?
We try our best not to cancel, but if the weather forecast suggests it is very likely to be pouring rain, we will cancel the workshop and notify attendees by 5pm the day before. We do hold classes in drizzling weather, however, so come prepared with rain gear. We are also occasionally forced to cancel workshops due to other unforeseen circumstances. In any case, we will happily register you for another workshop or refund your workshop fee.