SCV Gardening Classes

Too much or too little water, wind, or sun, can be harmful to any garden. But with a little knowledge and water-wise attitude, you can work with the environment to make your garden healthy and attractive.

Our Santa Clarita Valley-Friendly Gardening Program offers a classroom and garden setting for those who want to learn more about gardening and conservation.

Click on a class title below to register.

There are no upcoming events at this time.

2018

* Proper Pruning – Saturday, January 6, 9 a.m. to noon
* Creating a Landscape Plan and Budget – Thursday, January 11, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

* Designing A Sustainable Landscape – Thursday, February 8, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
* Waterwise Vegetable Gardening – Saturday, February 10, 9 a.m. to noon

* Top 30 Plants for the SCV – Thursday, March 8, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
* Creating a Landscape Plan and Budget – Saturday, March 10, 9 a.m. to noon

* Drip Irrigation – Saturday, April 14, 9 a.m. to noon
* Irrigating A Sustainable Landscape – Thursday, April 19, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

* Caring for the Top 30 Plants for the SCV – Thursday, May 17, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
* Landscaping with Perennials – Saturday, May 19, 9 a.m. to noon

* Maintaining A Sustainable Landscape – Thursday, June 14, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
* Shrubs and Native Plant – Saturday, June 16, 9 a.m. to noon

* Creating a Landscape Plan and Budget – Thursday, July 12, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
* The Basic of a Sustainable Landscape – Saturday, July 21, 9 a.m. to noon

* Designing a Sustainable Landscape – Thursday, August 9, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
* Basics of a Sustainable Landscape – Saturday, August 11, 9 a.m. to noon

* Top 30 Plants for the SCV – Thursday, September 6, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
* Proper Turf Care and Turf Substitutes – Saturday, September 8, 9 a.m. to noon

* Irrigating a Sustainable Landscape – Thursday, October 18, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
* Weeds, Pests and Diseases – Saturday, October 20, 9 a.m. to noon

* Maintaining a Sustainable Landscape – Thursday, November 1, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
* SCV Soils and Fertilizers – Saturday, November 3, 9 a.m. to noon

*No December Classes

Note: Instructors may change without notice.

Instructor Bios

(click on a name to see bio)

John Windsor
Tim Wheeler
Stephen Williams

John Windsor is a Certified Arborist and a California Certified Nurseryman. He has been a Horticultural Advisor in the Santa Clarita Valley for the last 21 years. He has a teaching credential in Horticulture and teaches gardening and landscape classes at the local Adult School, and the Santa Clarita Department of Parks and Recreation.

Tim Wheeler has degrees in both Horticulture Science and Park Administration. He has been in the Green Industry for over 25 years. During that time, he has specialized in landscape management, landscape education, and water conservation. Tim has held a number of certifications and licenses including Certified Arborist, Water Use Efficiency Practitioner, and Certified Landscape Water Auditor.

Stephen Williams received his horticultural training at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California. He honed his skills at Descanso and Huntington Botanical Gardens where he worked as garden staff and plant propagator/nursery manager for ten years. He has been affiliated with UCCE Master Gardeners since 1996. Stephen is Professor of Horticulture Mt. SAC where he has been teaching free, weekly Home Gardening classes 10 years.