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

Phone: (818) 677-3496

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Winter 2015

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Residential Tree Pruning Workshop

Don Hodel, Environmental Horticulturist,
University of California Cooperative Extension, LA County

Sat., Jan. 3, 2015, 9 a.m. Registration begins Wednesday, December 3, 2014.

Registration is required. Please register via e-mail at:botanicgarden@csun.edu
Registration for this class begins December 3, 2014.

As major focal points of a garden planting, trees provide the setting and define the character of the home landscape, and a well-pruned tree enhances the curb appeal of a residence. While many homeowners leave tree work to the professional landscape maintenance crews, there are many small pruning tasks that can be performed by the home gardener. Corrective pruning is especially beneficial for young trees and shrubs, and regular pruning maintains a more desirable shape, reducing the need for extreme pruning later on.

On Saturday, January 3, 2015, from 9-11, Don Hodel will speak on the basics (why, when, how) of tree pruning, with special emphasis on pruning deciduous fruit trees. Don is an Environmental Horticulturist with the UC Davis Cooperative Extension, Los Angeles County and has authored numerous articles and books on ferns, trees, and palms. He is a favorite speaker at local fern, palm, and horticultural groups.

 

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Spring:

CSUN Tree Walk
Saturday, April 25, 9-11 a.m.
Open to current Friends of the Garden only.

Registration begins Wednesday, March 25th.

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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Matthew Geldin

 

Summer:

Raised Bed Gardening

Matthew Geldin, Head Farmer, Farmscape

Sat., August 29, 2015, 9 a.m. Registration begins Wednesday, July 29.

Home gardeners enjoy the robust flavors and enhanced nutrition of homegrown vegetables and fruits, but tending a garden can be back-breaking work. Raised bed gardening is not only easier on your back, it can increase your garden's productivity, extend the growing season, and help keep pests at bay. On Saturday, August 29, from 9-11 a.m., Farmscape Head Farmer Matthew Geldin will explain how to plan, install, and maintain raised beds for easier, more productive gardening.

Matthew Geldin is a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona's Landscape Architecture Program. Previously a gardener at the LA County Arboretum, Matthew is currently Head Farmer at Farmscape, the largest urban farming venture in California. He is eager to share seasonal growing tips and advice on maximizing your garden harvest with raised bed gardening.

Registration begins Wednesday, July 29th.
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:

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.