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2016 Class & Event Schedule Announced!


Our 2016 class calendar brings you some fantastic gardening, homesteading, and cooking opportunities! For a print-friendly copy of our events, click here.

2016 Events & Classes

Note: Class times may change and can occasionally be cancelled.
We recommend you call for most current info: 619-284-6358 (Tues-Sun 9a-5p)


23: Using Greywater & Rainwater Collection @9a {Free}
24: Pruning Basics @9a {Free}


06: Gardening 101: Getting Ready for Spring @9a {Free}

21: Simple Composting Methods @9a {Free}


05: Learn to Raise Chickens & Ducks @9a {Free}

12: Learn to Raise Goats @9a {Free}

20: Solar Cooking Basics @9a {Free}

26: Intro to Beekeeping @9a {Free}


09: Learn to Make Soft Cheeses @9a {$20 - RSVP Online}

30: Spring Art in the Garden @9a-4p {Free Event}


29: Happy 60th Birthday To Our Founder, Farmer Bill Tall

July + August

July 5th-August 21st Contest Seeds Available!
Come in + sign up for our Zucchini Growing Contest for Adults & Pumpkin Growing Contest for Kids


15: Fall Harvest Festival @9a-4p {Free Event}

   Zucchini Growing Contest for Adults @10a

     Pumpkin Growing Contest for Kids @11a


20: Founder's Day, Celebrating Our 44th Year In San Diego

2016 Closure Dates:

This year we will be closed on Mondays along with
3/27, 8/23 thru 8/26, 10/12, 11/24, 12/24 (@2pm) thru 1/2/17 - reopening January 3rd, 2017



New Classes Will Be Added Throughout the Year here on our website or call/visit daily (closed Mondays) 9a-5p: (619) 284-6358

To download a printable calendar of all of our events, click here.

Posted on January 12, 2016 and filed under Classes.

Chickens, Goats & Bees 101: New City Laws

Everyone in town is ECSTATIC that the new laws have passed for raising backyard farm pets. Tuesday 2/21 @6pm we're having a free discussion that will talk about the laws and how to raise healthy, happy animals. The laws go in to effect March 15th, so now's the perfect time to gather quality info!

Location: City Farmers Nursery 4832 Home Ave., San Diego, CA 92105

We expect this class to be PACKED, so please carpool.

Also, **we're planning on recording and sharing this class** so if you cannot make it, don't worry.

Free event.  No cost to attend. For more information on the laws:

For more in-depth information, come to our FREE Raising Chickens class on Sunday 4/1 or our FREE Raising Goats class on Saturday 4/14.

Posted on February 20, 2012 and filed under Classes.

Freebie: Rose Care Calendar

Special thanks to rose experts Dick & Sue Streeper for teaching our Roses 101 class today! Dick Streeper's Calendar of Care for Roses, free download

If you missed out, you can still score a free copy of Dick's Calendar of Care for Roses.

It's a handy one-page solution to growing beautiful roses in San Diego.

And by-the-way, this year's San Diego Rose Show is on Mothers Day Weekend, May 12th-13th, at the Scottish Rite Center in Mission Valley.

It is like the Del Mar Fair's flower display... but ten-fold!

Amateurs are encouraged to show their roses.  To participate or volunteer, email show coordinator Linda Clark.

Posted on January 15, 2012 and filed under Classes, Free download.