Botanic Garden/Biology Department
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, California 91330-8303

Phone: (818) 677-3496

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Updated 3/6/17

CSUN-al Gardening 2017











 

 

 

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Winter 2016/2017

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Urban Beekeeping:
What's All the Buzz About?

Saturday, December 10, 9 - 11 a.m.
Keith Roberts, The Valley Hive

Registration is required. Please register via e-mail at: botanicgarden@csun.edu

A year ago, the Los Angeles City Council overturned a 136-year ban on beekeeping by passing an ordinance allowing honeybee hives on single family residential property. On Saturday, December 10th, from 9-11 a.m., urban beekeeper Keith Roberts will explain the important role of honey bees on a local, state, and global level, and what we can do to protect them. He will also discuss the details of the new ordinance and provide an insider's view of the benefits and risks of keeping bees, along with some general how-to-do-it information.

Mr. Roberts' interest in honey bees began in 2008, when a visit to the LA County Fair introduced him to a display of live honey bees. A year later he founded the Enterprising Bee Company and subsequently created the Save the Buzz line of honey bee products. As a professional beekeeper, Keith is co-owner of The Valley Hive in Chatsworth and the current President of the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association.

Registration for the free class is required. Please E-mail botanicgarden@csun.edu to request a space in the class or for more information. Driving and parking instructions, as well as the class meeting location, will be sent upon registration.


Registration begins Thursday, November 10th

Please e-mail botanicgarden@csun.edu to request a space in the class or for more information. Driving and parking instructions, as well as the class meeting location, will be sent upon registration.

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Harvest of tomatoes, squash, and basil by Marion Brown

Spring 2017

Container Vegetable Gardening

  • Saturday, March 25, 9 - 11 a.m.
    Steve Gerischer, Larkspur Garden Design

    Registration is required. Please register via e-mail at: botanicgarden@csun.edu

  • Growing vegetables in the back (or front) yard is the freshest way to add tasty nutrition to your plate. But what can you do if you don't have a big back yard, or it is not the best location for growing vegetables? Veggie gardening in containers is a versatile way to turn sunny-but-small spaces like balconies, side yards, and driveways into food-producing mini-garden plots.

    Popular garden designer Steve Gerischer will share his favorite methods and strategies of growing vegetables in containers. Along with enlightening us on his preferred container vegetables, Steve will provide details on container types, soil preparation, site selection, and seasonal variation. Container gardening allows almost total control over the conditions -soil quality, location, and even seasonal sun exposure. This enables the home gardener to tailor the growing conditions to the crop, for the best yield.

    Gerischer, proprietor of Larkspur Garden Design, lectures on a wide variety of horticultural topics. His busy schedule includes serving as president of the Southern California Horticultural Society and the Pacific Horticultural Society, teaching classes at the Los Angeles County Arboretum, Descanso Gardens, and Fullerton Arboretum, as well as putting in an occasional appearance on HGTV, most notably on "Landscaper's Challenge."

  • Registration for the free class is required. Please E-mail botanicgarden@csun.edu to request a space in the class or for more information. Driving and parking instructions, as well as the class meeting location, will be sent upon registration.

  • Registration begins Saturday, February 25th.

Registration is required for this free class. Please email botanicgarden@csun.edu to request a space in the class, and include your name and the number of seats requested. Parking information and the class location will be sent with the email confirming your registration in the class.

 

 

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Summer 2017

 



Registration begins .

Registration is required. Please email botanicgarden@csun.edu
to request a space in the class, and include your name and the number of seats requested. Parking information and the class location will be sent with the email confirming your registration in the class.


 

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Fall 2017

 

 

 


Registration begins
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Registration is required. Please email botanicgarden@csun.edu
to request a space in the class, and include your name and the number of seats requested. Parking information and the class location will be sent with the email confirming your registration in the class.