About the Growing Gardeners Program
The Growing Gardeners Program provides garden education on topics of interest to gardeners in Contra Costa County. The Program offers in-depth learning opportunities without the extended hours required to earn UC Master Gardener Certification and without the volunteer requirement.
Each course within the Growing Gardeners Program will include 12 hours of classroom and hands-on instruction spread out over four class sessions. Our first course offering, Vegetable Gardening, is described below.
Upon completing all 12 hours of instruction in a course, participants will become UC-certified Growing Gardeners. Participants are invited to network to continue learning and to support one another.
Check out our schedule at right for upcoming learning opportunities.
Vegetable Gardening Course
The Growing Gardeners Vegetable Gardening course is now available to the public, focusing on growing vegetables for home consumption. Topics include:
Our initial offering of the Vegetable Gardening course is scheduled for October/November 2018. Due to unexpectedly rapid demand for the Fall 2018 class, registration has already been closed. In the future, we anticipate offering Vegetable Gardening two to three times each year in various County locations. Please check back for schedule updates.
Can't attend classes?
Even if you can't participate in our classes, it's easy to start a vegetable garden at home. Download a copy of the Vegetable Gardening Handbook for Beginners and take a look at our helpful gardening articles under Sustainable Gardening and Edible Gardening.
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