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Join Flowercraft and the University of California Master Gardeners For Our Second Saturday Talk Series

10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. – 30-minute talk with 30 minutes for questions
550 Bayshore Blvd./Cortland – Parking available across the street at Floorcraft (Served by Muni Bus Lines 9 and 24)

May 13, 2023 – Integrated Pest Management
Learn the basic concepts of IPM and how it relates to our most common plant pests. IPM emphasizes the importance of pest identification before continuing on with the least toxic management methods. The IPM approach was adopted by the UC system after decades of research and trials.


June 10, 2023 – Vegetable Gardening in Raised Beds
City living often means creating raised beds to safely grow food for your family. Learn the ABCs of vegetable gardening. We will cover basic gardening skills, soil preparation, tools, and techniques.


July 8, 2023 – Vegetable Gardening in Containers
Learn to grow a variety of vegetables, herbs and even fruit using containers. This talk is perfect for anyone with even a small outdoor space. You will learn about the types of containers to use, microclimates, soil needs and watering options.


August 12, 2023 – Container Gardening with Succulents
Learn everything you need to grow the most colorful and healthy succulent planters. This talk provides the basic information you will need to design, plant and care for succulents in containers. Sun, shade, and indoor appropriate plant lists will be discussed.


September 9, 2023 – Houseplant Basics
Studies reveal that exposure to living near green spaces, and spending as much time as possible in nature, can improve mood, reduce stress, enhance cognitive skills, and promote overall well-being in people of all ages. This talk touches on topics including what to look for when shopping for houseplants, how to care for your houseplants
at home, managing pests and diseases, and other houseplant challenges.


October 14, 2023 – Gardening with Native Plants
Including California native plants in your garden plays a vital role in maintaining the local ecosystem. Native plants are able to survive periods of drought, provide food and shelter for beneficial and pollinator insects and birds and beautify your landscape with minimum inputs. Learn the soil, sun, and water differences when gardening with
native plants. October is a great time to plant natives!