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Planting a Fall Garden? | The Food Party! | Laura Stec

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What are you planting this fall? Good options for our area include kale, kohlrabi, broccoli, carrots, onion and rutabagas. Summer Winds Nursery in Palo Alto even recommends strawberries!

From their website: Yes, you can grow strawberries in autumn! The mild weather helps their roots to get nicely established, making for a big, flavorful, and extra healthy harvest.

Here’s a few classes to help you decide what, when and how:

The Power of Urban Gardening
Tuesday, September 26
4:30 PM PST
Online and free!
Sponsored by Acterra

Peas of Mind Gardens will share how urban gardening contributes to the wellness of our bodies, minds, and communities. You’ll learn tips for growing your own food in a limited space and how to recycle kitchen waste into valuable plant nutrients. We’ll also discuss digital tools to drive personal and collective climate action.

Bring your questions for the interactive Q&A portion.

Advance registration on Eventbrite is required. Click here.

– photo courtesy of Christine Krieg Photography
– Carrot pull courtesy of Peter Neal

Planning Your Fall Vegetable Garden
Thursday, September 28
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Millbrae Public Library
1 Library Avenue, Millbrae

Learn how to prepare for a successful veggie garden this fall. Whether you plant in containers, in raised beds or in the ground, this workshop will cover the keys to success. You will receive a planting chart unique to your microclimate that shows what you can grow and when. This session will help both first-time and experienced gardeners create a great fall harvest.

Registration is requested, but not required.

– photos by LSIC unless noted

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