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 Garden to Table 

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What is Garden to Table?

Class on Growing and Cooking Great Food!

Learn the best fruit and vegetable varieties that grow great in southern California, along with how to feed, water and manage pests.  Followed by a harvesting and cooking demonstration using the foods discussed during class, transforming them into simple, delicious recipes your whole family will love!

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Fresh Summer Buddha Bowl
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Organic Carrots
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Organic Carrots

New Class Dates
Garden Carrots

January 27th 1:00-2:30

Growing Works Nursery

1736 South Lewis Rd. Camarillo

Garden to Table ~ Carrots! 

Laura's gardening class covers everything you need to know about growing a delicious variety of carrots year-around!

 

She'll teach you the best growing condition, soil prep, planting by seeds and transplant, amount of sunlight, feeding,

watering, when to harvest and pest management.

Laura will switch from gardening to a hands-on cooking demonstration transforming carrots, into delicious recipes your family will love!  


She'll cover additional topics such as: what varieties taste and grow best in our southern California region for canning, pickling, juicing, roasting, salads and pesto spreads from the green tops.

Garden to Table will help you have a successful carrot growing season, inspire you to try new varieties in your cooking and give you a whole new appreciation for the food we grow in our home gardens.

Picked Carrots
Roasted Carrots
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Laura's Garden Tomatoes
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Drip System
Organic Gardening
Planting Organic Seeds
Garden Aphids
Praying Mantis
Chicken's in my garden
Laura's Companion Garden

Laura's Favorite Garden Resources & Links

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Help Save Our Native California Pollinators!

Did you know that we have 1600 species of bees in California?

Organic gardening saves ALL our Native pollinators from becoming extinct!

California Birds & Pollinator Decline

 

98% Decline in our Western Monarch

50% Decline in bumblebees

35% Decline in our North American Birds

Laura's Western Monarch

Learn about the Western Monarch, how they migrate to Southern CA to overwinter with us and how to plant a butterfly garden.

Laura's Kitchen Picks

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I found this book in a little quaint, cozy book store while visiting Berkely for the weekend.  

 

I've cooked 70% of the recipes out of this cookbook, everything is healthy and delicious!  Most are gluten-free and vegan however, you would never guess your eating no meat!

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I love cooking  with  big flavors and so does my family.  This book ROCKS  when it come to cooking dinners that taste like you are at a

fine  restaurant!  

Simple, yet amazing, my GO-TO when out -of -town guests come for dinner...they're 

always impressed!

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I'm the biggest cookbook geek there is... and when I find something I know is going to impress me in the kitchen and my family for dinner... I will not hesitate to buy it!

The fire cider Bloody Mary recipe sold it for me and yes the recipes are fantastic and do not disapoint

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If you like to find new ways to learn and cook healthy then this book will not disappoint.

It has lots of great photos and ways to cook almost every green you can find at either the farmers market of at your

local. market.  

Plant descriptions and recipes are also very well done!

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This book is very helpful on how to shop seasonal at your local CA Farmers Market. how to store and cook great food

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This is one of the beautiful Cookbooks I own!  However, ever recipe in this cookbook is both health and delicious!

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WEEK 3

PLANTING

Laura's Garden  Picks

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Soil test kit that has a lot to offer if you're  going to check more than one garden site or want a more accurate reading without having to wait for the mail in tests. 

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If you want to know every little detail about every kind of veggie...then this is your book!

 

Vegetable Plant Bible, and must have for anyone wanting to successfully grow a fantastic harvest

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I have used this book for years!  It really helps remind me each month what I have to do in my yard and garden to keep it health and productive.

Excellent book that gets our Southern Cal Climate fantastic 

guide to our weather and our garden.

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I really love this composter 88 Gallon tumbler!

Make sure you watch the video on how to assemble it first will make life a whole lot easier.

They also have 3 other sizes and there is no chemicals that will leach into your compost!

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Basic home soil test kit, good starting point for checking soil, easy

inexpensive

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Well written book providing a vast amount of info about mycelium; what it is, how it relates to other plants and includes a wide variety of topics on how they can heal your body, detoxify the soil and  help your garden.

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If you want to learn how to save seeds and heirlooms this revised version will easily walk you through ALL garden veg seeds!  

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This worm composter it easy to use comes with everything but the worms however, amazon give you a reference on who to buy from which is nice.  Instructions and their online video really help get you started! 

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Rodale is the mother of organic gardening!

This book covers ALL the basics for small backyard organic gardeners.

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The Hidden Life of Trees

 

Fascinating and mind altering!

If you like to learn the inside cutting edge on what's being found regarding trees in science today then this book will not disappoint!  I found it left me with a complete different 

perception on what I thought I knew about trees.

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Want to learn what garden weeds are edible?

 

This books very nicely covers backyard weeds, and has good photos and plant descriptions!

Bon Appetite!

Compost Happens!
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