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On January 25, 2014, TPRFG welcomed local gardeners who came to the garden and joined us for hands-on pruning. We all worked and learned together getting our Apple, Almond and Nectarine trees in shape for Spring. We also had the good fortune having Greg Ellis of ONE COOL EARTH join us to identify the varieties, growth habits and how to cut back our Hedge Row of California native plants. We're looking forward to him joining us again in the Spring to explore the use of more natives in our garden. Water conservation is our driving force these days.
We will be having another pruning session with the public when we cut back the grapes. One of our guests has experience and will be showing us what he knows. This has been a lot of fun for all.
See the Links page for some pruning resources.
January 25, 2014 @ 10am-12pm (Saturday)
Get some hands-on practice with TPRFG and One Cool Earth at The Lawns to Food Demonstration Garden. We’ll be working on trees, shrubs, vines and natives. Please bring Pruning clippers, hats, gloves, and water. Event Flyer
January 22, 2014 @ 7:30pm (Wednesday)
The Water-Wise Landscape & Making the Switch
Keith Larson, City of Paso Robles Water Conservation Manager, will give a free talk on the benefits of and how, to make the switch to a water-wise garden. Don’t miss this important event! Workshop Flyer
The event will located at Paso Robles City Hall, in the Community Room at 1000 Spring St, Paso Robles.
Transition Paso Robles Food Group Check List for the Garden
- Clean-up & winterize garden for Winter & Spring
- Prepare soil with compost, mulch, and check irrigation
- Plant native shrubs & perennials
- Prune & Plant in January - February bare root fruit, nut trees and shrubs
- Plan and plant winter & early spring veggies
September 28, 2013 @ 10am-12pm
Rain Water Harvesting
Meet Mladen Bandov and learn about harvesting rain water. We are in a time of critical issues surrounding the security of our water resources. We welcome Mladen Bandov of Rigi Engineering, Inc., to share with our Community ideas for helping us find solutions. Learn about methods of catching rain, redirecting water runoff, and reusing household grey water. He will talk about methods you can use to set up your own system, becoming aware of how we all can make a difference by applying different techniques. Meeting will be at The Common House at Oak Creek Commons, 635 Nicklaus, Paso Robles. If you have questions call Carolyn at 237-2534 or Shelley at 226-8391 or email us by using the Contact form on the website. Workshop Flyer
August 24, 2013 @ 10am-12pm
Permaculture: Creating long term health for our Community and for our Gardens
Transition Paso Robles Food Group presents speaker Alex Vincent with the SLO Permaculture Guild. Alex will introduce the principles of PERMACULTURE and discuss how we can create a better life for all of us and the earth we live on. This is an event you won’t want to miss if you’ve been thinking how we can change so we can all live a more harmonious life. Workshop Flyer
June 29, 2013 @ 9:30am
Waterwise Landscape "Making the Switch"
Join our workshop with Keith Larson from the Paso Robles City Water Department and learn about resources available from the City of Paso Robles to help you plan and implement your conversion to a colorful drought-tolerant yard. Register early with Carolyn @ 237-2534 or use the website's contact form.
March 23, 2013 @ 10am-12pm
From a Tiny Seed a Sunflower is Born - Learn about Seed Saving
Join Transition Paso Robles Food Group in welcoming Elizabeth Johnson of the SLO Seed Exchange, to share with us the importance and fun of seed saving. She will share when and how to collect them, clean them, and then store them. Ms. Johnson will bring various seeds she has harvested locally to show and talk about them. We hope you will join us to learn the value of seed saving for ourselves and our gardens.
This workshop will not be at the demo garden. It will be located at Common House @ Oak Creek Commons, 635 Nicklaus Street, Paso Robles. Workshop Flyer
- April - Composting & Vermiculture, Building Healthy Soil with Christy Christie of SLO County Worm Farm
- May - Planting Vegetable & Herb Gardens in North County
February 23, 2013 @ 10am
Edible Landscape Class
Join us with SLO Master Gardeners to learn about creating an edible landscape. This free class will be located at Common House at Oak Creek Commons, 635 Nicklaus Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446 (not at the demo garden location). Workshop Flyer
January 26, 2013 @ 10am
Essential Winter Chores and Winter Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop
Join us with Master Gardeners Jutta Thoerner and Tami Reece in a workshop on Essential Winter Chores and Winter Fruit Tree Pruning. Rain cancels event.