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Gardening Basics for Adults: Growing Edibles

Presented by the City of Irvine Community Services and the Orange County Great Park

Gardening Basics for Adults: Growing Edibles

Time(s): 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Farm + Food Lab | Map & Directions
Free Parking & Admission

Join us as we explore the basics of how to grow edibles in your garden. Stop by and build the skills you need to be a successful fresh food gardener.


The Basics: Sun, Soil, Water, Fertilizer
November 10
Learn about the benefits of raised beds and containers, soil needs, irrigation and feeding strategies.

What and How to Plant
December 8
What do you like to eat? What’s easy to grow? Learn how to choose what to plant and how to keep any plant alive and thriving!

Composting Basics
January 12
Use your kitchen and garden waste to supercharge your soil. Learn how to choose an effective compost bin and composting materials.

Pest Management
February 9
Learn Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques to control insect and rodent pests using ‘least toxic’ methods.

The Warm Season Garden
March 8
Learn how to switch your garden to warm season veggies, such as tomatoes, peppers, squash, beans and other favorites.

Series Recap and Seed Planting
April 5
Trouble-shoot your garden dilemmas and participate in a take-home seed planting activity.
NOTE: The Series Recap will be held at the Rancho Senior Center, 3 Ethel Coplen Way, Irvine.


The Orange County Great Park thanks the UCCE Master Gardeners for their collaboration in maintaining the Farm + Food Lab and developing the Garden Workshops.


This series is a part of the Great Park Health and Wellness Initiative and is presented in partnership with City of Irvine Senior Services..