Gardening 101 Classes

Upcoming Classes

Gardening for Apartments
and Small Spaces

Saturday, March 24, 9am to 1pm

in Golden Hill (address provided upon enrollment)

Just because you live in an apartment doesn't mean you can't grow your own greens!

Class topics include:

Container Growing: Upcycle (wine crates, dresser drawers, bookcase, wood pallets) or build your own to fit your space.

Starting Seeds & Soil.

Micro-greens 101: They don't need sunlight, can be eaten 14 days after germination, and contain up to 40 times higher levels of vital nutrients than their mature counterparts!

Vermicomposting: Worm composting helps you reduce waste, makes excellent quick compost, and can be done in small spaces like under your sink! No need to turn or tend to compost piles.

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Class Information: Class size is limited to ensure maximum participation. Acceptance into the class is on a first paid/first served basis. Walk-up purchases the day of class will be an additional $5 so make sure you purchase by 11:30PM the night before class! Space is not guaranteed if you have not purchased a ticket online.

Classes at Wild Willow Farm

Farming 102: Plant Families

Cool Season Crops

Farming 102 dives deeply into the plant families we call food. The more you know about the plants, the better you will be at growing them.

Class 1: Daisy (Beets), Sweet Potato, Okra
Saturday, February 24

(beet, chard, spinach, amaranth, quinoa, sweet potato)

Class 2: Onion & Parsley Families
Saturday, March 3

(onion, garlic, chives, leek, carrot, parsley, celery, parsnip)

Class 3: Brassica Family,
Saturday, March 10

(Broccoli, Kale, Cabbage, Radish, Collards, Cauliflower, Arugula, Brussel Sprouts +)

Farming 101

Farming 101
Introduction to Small-scale
Regenerative Farming

Seven-week Course, two days/week
7 F
ield Labs, Saturdays 9am to 4pm at Wild Willow Farm
6 Classes, Wednesdays 7pm to 9pm in central San Diego

2018 Course Dates

Spring 2018 Mar. 17 to April 28
Fall 2018 Sep. 29 to Nov. 10

Tuition: $700 (includes $100 enrollment fee. Early enrollment discount available.)

Learn more.

Wild Willow Farm's Farming 101: Introduction to Small-scale Regenerative Farming course offers students an introduction to techniques and strategies for small farming or agricultural advocacy, or to simply grow more of their own food.


Learn to Grow Food at Home!

Want to learn how easy it is to grow fresh, tasty and healthy vegetables in your own yard?

Gardening 101 Vegetable Gardening
Gardening 201 Container Gardening
Apply to Host a Garden Class
Learn more about our programs
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Gardening 101
Home Vegetable Gardening

3-part class, one day/week for 3 weeks
(4 hours each day)

Our signature program is a three-part class offering hands-on instruction that teaches fundamental concepts for growing food where you live. The classes are given throughout the year at different locations throughout the San Diego Urban Region. All classes are hands on, meaning that you will be getting your hands in the dirt.

Class topics include:

Natural ways to eliminate your existing lawn
Soil Amendment
Bed Preparation and Soil Awareness
Plant Selection
Planting, Maintaining and Harvesting your Garden
Irrigation
Composting
How to Prepare and Eat your Harvest!

Class Information: Class size is limited to ensure maximum participation. Acceptance into the class is on a first paid/first served basis. These classes take place at private homes, schools, workplaces, and organization sites throughout the region.

Upcoming Classes are posted on the right.


Gardening 201 Container Gardening

One three-hour class

Don't have a yard? Not to worry! You might have a window or a balcony you can use instead. This class covers what you need to know to successfully grow food in containers!

You will learn about keeping plants healthy in a container, what you can use as a container, and how to create a plan for the space you have. Come join us and learn how to start a garden on your balcony or small yard space.

Class Information: Class size is limited to ensure maximum participation. Acceptance into the class is on a first paid/first served basis. These classes take place at private homes, schools, workplaces, and organization sites throughout the region.

Upcoming Classes are posted on the right.

Host VGSD Gardening 101 Classes

If you'd like your home, church, business or organizational space to host a three-week VGSD Gardening 101 class series, please apply.

Here's what we need for your site to be considered:

If you wish to be considered, please fill out our application. You will be contacted and ask to send photos or supply further information.

Victory Gardens San Diego

Helping people start growing their own food through collaborative garden builds, hands-on garden education and community outreach.

VGSD is a program of San Diego Roots Sustainable Food Project and works hand-in-hand with several San Diego food-movement groups to further our mission.

VGSD Values:

Since our inception in March of 2009, VGSD has helped many new gardeners develop almost 100 home, community, school and organizational gardens. These activities have involved hundreds of volunteers and thousands of volunteer service hours to help San Diegans create a healthier, more local food system.


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