All garden classes hosted at Common Ground Garden, 687 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto 94306
More classes on the way!
A ticket for one of our classes supports all of our community oriented programming, including: Youth Education (free field trips for Title 1 schools), garden Volunteer Program, and weekly sustainably-grown-vegetable donations to the Palo Alto Food Closets (SPAFC and PAFC).
View our classes in calendar format here.
December 3 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Price: $30 ($25 when you purchase both classes in the series together!)
December 17 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
This class is the first in a series exploring the Permaculture method of sustainable design. This first class will be taught by David Cody of UPISF.
Permi-curious? We can design our way out of the social and environmental nightmare we’ve created on Earth: climate change, species extinction, poverty, inequity and more. Hear stories from real, on the ground, projects showing ways we can meet our needs while being beneficial to all life. Hear stories about Permaculture design. If you love good food, regenerative farming, natural building, community building, renewable energy and are curious about a design system that ties it all together then come check out this introduction.
We’ll discuss practical ways you can use permaculture design in your life to grow your own healthy food, harvest and clean your own water, build your own home, transition your career, reduce your carbon footprint and increase your carbon ‘rootprint’ while building lasting, quality community relationships with people that share your values.
Take an afternoon to reawaken your hope for the future of the environment and people everywhere. Ask questions and discuss what you want to know. See images and stories, permaculture design techniques and strategies in San Francisco. This is an opportunity to meet like-minded people, create community and have a good time!
To learn more about permaculture design training in the SF Bay Area–including the upcoming course in East Palo Alto (starting mid-January)–visit the Urban Permaculture Institute at www.UPISF.com
January 14 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Price: $30 ($25 when you purchase all three classes in the series together!)
This class is part of the ‘Home Orchard’ series, including ‘Summer Fruit Tree Thinning and Pruning for Quality’ (8/6), ‘Fall Fruit Tree Pruning for Beauty and Bounty’ (10/22), and ‘Bare-root Fruit Tree Planting’ (this class). Until 8/6, you can click here to purchase all three and save over 15%!
Do you know how to choose an appealing apricot tree? How to care for a mulberry? How much water a pomegranate tree needs in this drought?
This workshop is your chance to learn hands-on what an arborist sees when selecting and caring for fruit trees. Tom Cronin, a masterful arborist, will take you into the garden to plant some trees and learn about…
Tom Cronin has gardened for over 25 years, and he is extensively involved in a number of garden projects. To read all about his experience, visit his website, Tom’s Edible Gardens.
Register online at http://bit.ly/2a4xZ8H
February 4 from 2 PM to 4 PM
Price: $34 ($29 when you purchase both classes in the series together!); includes materials fee for grafting.
Register online at http://bit.ly/29KA87m
February 18 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Do you have sporadic back pain or soreness from gardening?
If so, you’re not alone. Most of us will experience one or more incidents of back pain. Many back injuries are preventable and the pain can be alleviated using simple yoga techniques.
Appropriate for anyone who would like to build back strength, increase flexibility, improve posture, or reduce chronic pain. In it, you will explore gentle movement and breath work.
This class is designed to assist those who have had issues with acute or moderate back pain, as well as those who would like to learn how to use yoga to maintain a healthy back. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. We will be outside in the garden with the use of chairs.
Taught by Patricia Becker who has a background in Yoga Therapy based on Principles of Alignment, Yoga Alliance RYT® certified, with many years of Anusara training and experience. She provides one-on-one sessions and is a part-time Yoga Instructor for Stanford University Health Improvement Program. www.YourHealthandJoy.com
Register online at http://bit.ly/2gKaemg