Gardens connect us with nature and one another. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced gardener, our Learn and Grow education sessions give you a chance to explore your interests in gardening, native plant studies, composting and more.

UPCOMING LEARN AND GROW SESSIONS

learn and grow session composting and vermitculture

COMPOSTING AND VERMICULTURE

Thursday, April 25, 2024 | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Presented by Master Gardener, Randy Thomson

Do you serve fresh fruits and veggies? Do you maintain a garden or an ornamental landscape? Do you want great soil to grow food and flowers? Then this Learn & Grow session is just for you.

Compost is a soil amendment that converts organic discards back to earth. Learn to make quality compost with little effort, time, or resources. Learn & Grow and become a master too!

Members $25 | Non-members $45 

COLORFUL DROUGHT TOLERANT WATERWISE GARDENING

Thursday, May 16, 2024 | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Presented by Master Gardener, Charlie Hindes

Enjoy the benefits of color and texture in your drought-tolerant and waterwise garden throughout the year. Master Gardener, Charlie Hindes will present beneficial information on developing and maintaining a drought-tolerant and waterwise garden.

Members $25 | Non-members $45 

learn and grow session composting and vermitculture
learn and grow session composting and vermitculture

CONVERTING YOUR LAWN TO A MEADOW

Thursday, September 19, 2024 | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Presented by Master Gardener, Tim Sullivan

In this session, you will learn how to convert your traditional lawn into a beautiful meadow that over time, will attract pollinators, use less water and require less maintenance and cost. Native grasses and wildflowers will be chatted about and learn how to bring some of the native beauty of the Central Valley to your home garden.

Members $25 | Non-members $45 

NATIVE PLANT GARDENING

Thursday, October 17, 2024 | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Presented by Master Gardener, Carole Giovacchini

What are native plants? Why should I grow native plants in my garden? Where do I even find native plants and how do I incorporate them into my garden? These are just some of the questions Master Gardener Carol will address during this Learn and Grow session at Shinzen Garden. Join us as we explore plants native to the Central Valley and beyond.

Members $25 | Non-members $45 

learn and grow session composting and vermitculture