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 includes 12 hours of classroom and hands-on instruction spread out over four class sessions. Our first course offering, Vegetable Gardening, is described below. It is designed for beginning gardeners (18 years or older).
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 after the course is completed.
Check out our schedule at right for upcoming learning opportunities.
Vegetable Gardening Course
The Growing Gardeners Vegetable Gardening course teaches the basic principles of gardening, and includes a lesson highlighting how to grow vegetables for home consumption. Topics include:
We anticipate offering Vegetable Gardening two to three times each year throughout Contra Costa County. 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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