The city’s Community Services Department is offering new adult gardening workshops in February and March at Greystone Mansion and Gardens. Workshops will take place on Sundays from 10 – 11:30 a.m. Low Water Plants and Vegetables for your Garden will be taught on Feb. 12; Introduction to Food Preservation is set for Feb. 26 and Seed Saving, Propagation and Cloning is scheduled for March 12. The cost for each class is $15 ($12 for Beverly Hills residents).
The Low Water class will demonstrate how to replace grass and upgrade front and back landscapes with the best drought tolerant shrubs, flowers and edible plant varieties. In the Food Preservation course, students will learn the four basic methods of drying, freezing, fermentation, and canning, so as not to let any harvest go to waste. And the Seed Saving class will teach best practices for creating and saving heirloom varieties in order to share or collect with other gardeners.
Classes take place at the Greystone Demonstration Gardens, located at 950 Loma Vista Drive. Pre-registration is required at www.beverlyhills.org/gardening. Additional gardening instruction can be found on YouTube @CommunityLifeBH.