Last November, the CSUN-al Gardening series at California State University, Northridge presented a class by master gardener Yvonne Savio on the basics of vegetable and herb gardening.
Savio returns to CSUN on Saturday, Jan. 18, to provide specific details on growing 60 varieties of herbs and vegetables well-suited for Southern California gardens.
Brenda Kanno, manager of the CSUN Botanic Garden, which is offering the free class, advised attendees of the class to “bring lots of paper and something to write with.”
“This two-and-a-half-hour class will be jam-packed with Yvonne’s advice on growing 60 kinds of herbs and veggies, and every tip will be based on her expert insight as a master gardener,” Kanno said.
In her 20-plus years as master gardener coordinator for the University of California Cooperative Extension, Savio has shepherded almost 1,200 master gardeners through the Master Gardener Program. Having retired in 2015, Savio continues to cultivate enlightened gardening through her information-packed www.GardeningInLA.net website.
Registration for the Jan. 18 class is required. To request a space in the class, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name and the number of seats you are requesting in the email. Driving and parking instructions, as well as the class meeting location, will be sent upon registration.
CSUN’s Botanic Garden is operated by the university’s Department of Biology and serves as a field site for botany, entomology, photography, painting and other classes. In addition to geographically themed plantings and a butterfly garden, the garden also features greenhouses where noteworthy botanical specimens are grown.
The garden is open to the community. Visit the Botanic Garden website at www.csun.edu/botanicgarden/ for more information.