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Carpinteria Garden Park Classes

Composting & Soils Class 
Sunday, April 29, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carpinteria Garden Park
4855 Fifth Street
Carpinteria 93013


Carpinteria Garden Park Classes

Basic Gardening Classes
Sunday, Aprl 15, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carpinteria Garden Park
4855 Fifth Street 
Carpinteria 93013


  • Germination tests
  • When to plant/frost dates
  • Indoor seed starting
  • Outdoor seed starting

Container Gardening:

  • Appropriate containers & soils
  • Watering & Fertilizing
  • Good plant candidates for container planting 

Growing Orchids in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara County Master Gardeners announce a free public workshop entitled “Growing Orchids in Santa Barbara” to be presented on Saturday, March 3, 2018, from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in the Faulkner Gallery of the Santa Barbara Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu Street in downtown Santa Barbara. 

Instructors: Master Gardener Leonard Grabowski is an orchid enthusiast with a collection of outdoor orchids that he enjoys. Donald Brown is a retired professor from UCSB who has been managing orchids for many years as an expert grower and demonstrator.

Topics: how to select and grow many of the most popular orchids easily. Basic growing tips including environmental factors such as light levels, watering, planting media, and fertilizing, as well as how to deal with common problems will be presented.

Winter Deciduous Pruning Clinic

Free Public Event presented in Partnership with California Rare Fruit Growers.  Learn the principles of how to prune common fruiting trees in small, guided groups on Saturday, January 20, 2018, from 10:00 am-1:00 pm at Mesa Harmony Garden, corner of Meigs Road & Dolores Drive in Santa Barbara.  Street parking available on Dolores.  Please bring your own clean pruning shears and/or loppers. 

Mesa-MG-CRFG Pruning Clinic 1-20-18

MHG Pruning Clinic Hand-out

Houseplant Jungle: A Guide to Indoor Gardening

Learn how to select and care for many popular species of foliage and flowering houseplants on Saturday, January 27, 2018, from 10:00 - 11:30 am in the Faulkner Library of the Santa Barbara Central Library, 40 East Anapamu Street.  Topics includes light levels, watering, soils and containers, fertilizing and common problems.  Instructor: Master Gardener Cameron Hannah-Bick.  For more information, please contact the MG Helpline at 805-893-3485 or 

Houseplant Jungle

Community Seed Swap

Seeds! Catalogues! Smart Garden Designs!Visit the Master Gardener table at the 10th annual Community Seed Swap on Sunday, January 28, 2018, from 1:30 - 4:00 pm at Trinity Gardens, 909 North La Cumbre Road in Santa Barbara.  Admission free.  Co-hosted by Santa Barbara Permaculture Network. Santa Barbara Permaculture Network

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