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Growing Gardeners: Vegetable Gardening 6/6-6/27 (Antioch)
Contra Costa County Fairgrounds, 1201 West 10th Street, Antioch, CA 94509
1201 West 10th Street
Antioch, CA 94509
Contact: mgcc.growinggardeners@gmail.com
Sponsor: UC Master Gardener Program-Contra Costa

Learn the essentials of gardening with classroom instruction and hands-on activities.  Classes will be held at Rivertown Demonstration Garden (formerly Mangini Garden) within the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds on four consecutive Saturdays, from 9 AM -12 PM, starting June 6, 2020. 

The course teaches the basic principles of gardening, and includes a lesson highlighting how to grow vegetables for home consumption.  Topics will include:

  • Soil and Water Management
  • Compost, Mulch & Fertilizer
  • Practical Botany & Useful Tools
  • How to Grow Vegetables
  • How to Attract Pollinators
  • Integrated Pest Management

Participants completing the course, by attending all 12 hours of instruction, will become UC-Certified Growing Gardeners in Vegetable Gardening.  Please note that you must be at least 18 years old and a Contra Costa County resident to participate.

The cost for this course will be $65.00, non-refundable and payable (by credit card only) at the time of registration.  Registration will open about 6-8 weeks before the class starts.  Watch this space for more details.

Getting There:

Enter the Fairgrounds from West 10th Street, Antioch, between O and L Streets.  As you head into the fairgrounds, before the roundabout, take the first right into the Fairgrounds Administration parking lot.