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Ocean Knoll Farms To Host Free Gardening Workshop

Ocean Knoll Farm will host its first workshop in a free series beginning with fruit tree pruning and care on Feb. 15 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

Healthy Day Partners announces a free gardening workshop series to begin on the Ocean Knoll Farm this Saturday, Feb. 15 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Ocean Knoll Elementary School is located at 910 Melba Rd., Encinitas, CA 92024. The Farm is located behind the school on Bonita Drive.

Under the direction of Healthy Day Partners, for the Encinitas Union School District, Ocean Knoll Educational Farm grows food for all nine schools and provides many educational opportunities and community programs, including the Global Seed Saving Program and the city’s first food forest.

With the support of the Encinitas Garden Festival & Tour, Healthy Day is now bringing free garden education to the entire community. 

“We know the benefits associated with garden-based education are well documented for young students and we want to share these positive affects of increased fruit and vegetable intake and expanded environmental awareness with a broader group while enhancing our sense of community”, said Mim Michelove cofounder of Healthy Day Partners. 

The Encinitas Garden Festival & Tour and Healthy Day share a mission of engaging gardeners, from beginners to experts, and honoring the rich agricultural and horticultural history of Encinitas.

This FREE workshop series will provide diverse, useful, hands-on gardening instruction for folks of all ages and levels. The series will continue through the Encinitas Garden Festival and Tour’s 2014 event on April 26th.

Paul Maschka (instructor) is one of our area's most experienced and skillful instructors in sustainable agriculture. He was instrumental in creating and developing the Seeds@City Urban Farm on the campus of San Diego City College in the heart of downtown San Diego, where he served as adjunct professor in sustainable urban agriculture from 2007 to 2012. Prior to that he was employed as a landscaper at the San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park and was responsible for implementation of composting and natural plant and pest management practices for those parks' world-class botanical collections. 

—Healthy Day Partners 

John Craft February 11, 2014 at 08:31 AM
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