Planting, growing, and harvesting are fundamental to Judaism. Agriculture ties Jews to the seasons and to the land, through holidays and life cycle events. In this presentation, you’ll learn about connections between Judaism and fruits, vegetables, herbs, grains, trees, shrubs, and more. Nan will talk about traditions and practices that easily translate to home gardens.…

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Starting new plants from cuttings is truly amazing. Lop off a branch, stick it into some potting soil and soon it’s an entire plant! And truthfully, it is almost that easy after participants know some of the tricks that propagators use. Once they see and understand the process, they can propagate almost anything, from the…

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Seeds are magical little things – pieces of dried out “wood” that, when watered, suddenly come alive to make tall redwoods, bright red poppies, even delicious tomatoes and eggplant. Starting from seed allows gardeners to try varieties of plants seldom seen in the nursery – especially herbs and vegetables. This presentation covers everything a hoping-for-green-thumb…

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On a beautiful Saturday you are ready to replace your thirsty, high maintenance garden. Drive to the nursery, park the car and as step through the entry, you stop. Overwhelmed. Not sure what to look at or what to choose…. In this class, Nan demonstrates how to make beautiful combinations of water-wise plants in five…

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If “waterwise” conjures up images of gardens filled with cactus and turquoise gravel, think again. Modern, low water gardens are filled with gorgeous, colorful plants that flower throughout the year. Trees, shrubs, perennials, herbs, edibles, bulbs, vines…. every category of plant you can think of includes low-water beauties. This talk is a virtual tour of…

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Drip irrigation is hip. More than that, drip irrigation works extremely well and is the most water efficient irrigation technology. Where traditional overhead spray systems waste half of the water that comes out of a sprayhead, drip irrigation puts water directly onto the rootball, where it is needed. It also keeps fertilizers, pesticides, and pollutant-laced…

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What does a waterwise garden look like? Many people envision drab, brown gardens, but nothing could be further from the truth. Waterwise gardens are colorful and lush. They can be any style imaginable from Spanish to English, Asian to modern. This talk is a virtual tour of beautiful, low water, sustainable gardens, big and small,…

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Once the lawn is gone, what do you do with the bare space? Many a gardener is overwhelmed by the possibilities. This talk focuses on creating an attractive new garden, based on personal aesthetic, the style of your home and household’s needs. We talk about hardscape and infrastructure, plant choices, and irrigation, sustainable features and…

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We’ve long heard that the Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of heart disease, incidents of cancer, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. What is the Mediterranean diet? It’s a plant-based diet where olive oil replaces butter, spices and herbs replace salt, and red wine is encouraged as is enjoying meals with family and friends. It includes many…

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