Smart Gardening reduces environmental toxins and is an easy way to grow a verdant landscape while using less water, energy and wasting fewer resources. Residential yard waste adds up to over 20% of what we send to our landfills in the County of Los Angeles. Smart Gardening workshops, held during the month of May, can teach you how to save money and the environment by reusing non-GMO kitchen scraps and garden trimmings.
Smart Gardening techniques allow you to conserve water and energy, save time and money, improve your yard and garden, recycle yard waste and kitchen scraps, reduce waste going to our landfills, and help preserve your own personal environment. These practices are a simple way to help you develop healthy and toxin-free gardens to enjoy for years to come.
All free workshops will promptly start at 9:30 am. Upcoming free Smart Gardening Workshops:
• Saturday, May 2, 2009 -Torrance, Columbia Park, 18721 Prairie Ave.
• Saturday, May 2, 2009 - Arcadia, Arboretum of Los Angeles County, 301 N. Baldwin Ave.
• Saturday, May 9, 2009 - Rowland Heights, Schabarum Regional Park, 17250 E. Colima Rd.
• Saturday, May 9, 2009 - Santa Clarita, Castaic Lake Water Agency, 27234 Bouquet Canyon Rd.
• Saturday, May 16, 2009 - La Mirada, La Mirada Community Gardens, 13518 Biola Ave.
• Saturday, May 16, 2009 - Palos Verdes Peninsula, South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
• Saturday, May 30, 2009 - Monterey Park, Garvey Ranch Park, 781 S. Orange Ave.
• Saturday, May 30, 2009 - Gates Canyon Park, 25801 Thousand Oaks Blvd.
To learn about backyard composting, worm composting, grass recycling, water-wise gardening and fire-wise gardening, you can visit one of 11 Smart Gardening Learning Centers located throughout the County.
The Countywide Smart Gardening Program was started in 1994 by the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works to help meet the State of California Integrated Waste Management Board's mandated goal of reducing disposal of solid waste in landfills by 50%.