Education is a central feature of the garden and a variety of workshops and classes provide information on gardening topics.

5:30 – 6:30, North Lake Tahoe Demonstration Garden, at Sierra Nevada College campus, 999 Country Club Drive, Incline Village.  Parking lot adjacent to demo garden gazebo.

 2018 Green Thumb Thursday Summer Series

High  Altitude Vegetable Growing Workshops are conducted by University of California, Davis, Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners under the direction of Master Gardener and Tahoe Vegetable Guru, David Long.  Each workshop features species chosen especially for our short-season, harsh climate conditions, with background and planting methods demonstrated.  Berry plants, lettuce seedlings, etc. will be given to all class participants.  These workshops are free of charge.

All on Thursday:

 May 17, 2018:  Potatoes

May 24, 2018:  Onions

May 31, 2018:  Berries

June 7, 2018:  Lettuce and Kale

June 14, 2018:  Tomatoes

The NLT Demo Garden opens its Green Thumb Thursday classes each Thursday, from 5:30 – 6:30.  Class donation to the Garden is $5.00, free to Friends of the Garden members.

June 28, 2018:  Red, White and Tahoe Blue Container Gardening:  Mimi Komito shows how to create a gorgeous mini-garden that you can enjoy for the entire season.  Bring your own special 16” saucer pot and we provide the beautiful plants, soil, the expertise and encouragement.

July 12, 2018:  Growing Herbs at the Lake:  Most of the prettiest, most fragrant and piquant herbs also grow very well in our climate, and can be harvested every year.  Jan and Mimi will show which herbs to grow, using the Garden herb circle as a demonstration.  Of course we will pass around samples for tasting and smelling, as well as some herbalicious snacks for tasting.

July 19, 2018:  Pollinators and Pests: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Kirk Hardie, a long-time naturalist based in the Sierra and owner and lead guide of Red Tail Adventures, knows his birds and bees.  Kirk will show us the many plant-friendly insects that live in or just visit the mountains, as well as the difference between honey bees and yellow jackets (hint: one has a tiny “waist”).

July 26, 2018:  Stop! Don't Toss That Orchid!    Millie the Tahoe Orchid Whisperer, will show how to turn the lovely orchid plant from a botanical diva into a reliable bloomer every year.  Millie can answer your problem orchid questions and will provide some low-cost flowering plants and pots.

August 2, 2018:  BMPS:  Beautiful Landscaping not Boring Necessity:  John Coburn explains Best Management Practices required for new homes and renovations; but Mimi Komito shows how these landscaping additions can enhance your yard, either by using attractive materials or by planting an attractive screen.  

Our classes our FREE to members and a nominal $5.00 supply fee is requested for non-members. Please see our membership page to learn about the many benefits of membership. We are an organization run entirely by volunteers and donations are always appreciated.


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