Contact: Shani Leonards
Supervising Librarian, Claremont Branch
Berkeley Public Library
Grow Your Garden @Claremont Library
Two Spring Garden Workshops with Lori Caldwell
Berkeley, March 3, 2015—The Berkeley Public Library’s Claremont Branch welcomes Alameda County Master Composter and Bay-Friendly Gardener, Lori Caldwell, for two spring programs: Gardening 101 on Wednesday March 4 at 6:30pm and Eat What You Grow on Wednesday March 11 at 6:30pm.
In the first workshop, you will learn how easy and fun gardening can be! Lori will cover healthy soil building, transplanting, and plant choice by season, seeds vs. starts and non-toxic pest control. In the second workshop, Lori will talk about everything you need to know to get your edible garden started, including cover crop rotation, soil fertility, plant succession, transplanting seedlings, watering /irrigation and the best crops for your garden. For questions regarding either program, call 510-981-6280.
Lori Caldwell is an Alameda County Master Composter, avid edible gardener and Bay-Friendly Qualified Landscape Professional. She has been happily teaching sustainable gardening classes all over the Bay Area since 2007. Her mission is to connect people to the soil and all that it provides.
These free programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library www.berkeleylibraryfriends.org.
The Claremont Branch is located at 2940 Benvenue at Ashby, Berkeley CA 94705, and is open: Monday, 10:00 am-6:00pm, Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:00 am-8:00pm, Thursday 12 noon-8:00pm, and Friday and Saturday, 10:00am-6:00pm. For more information about this program call 510-981-6280.
Wheelchair accessible. For questions, to request a sign language interpreter or other accommodations for this event, please call (510) 981-6195 (voice) or (510) 548-1240 (TTY); at least five working days will help ensure availability. Please refrain from wearing scented products to public programs. Visit the library’s website: www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org.