Big Bear Lake, CA, May 12, 2013 – The Big Bear Valley Community Gardens Project is hosting a series of educational workshops every Saturday from May 18 through September. The workshops are FREE and open to the public, held at the Community Gardens on Fox Farm Road behind CVS and across from Kmart. Participants should bring their own chair and something to drink.  The schedule is as follows:

May 18, 10:00 a.m.
Protecting Against Late Spring Frost—Mother’s Day may be behind us but that doesn’t me we are completely safe from a late season frost. Find out how to protect your newly planted veggies. Presented by Robbie Bos.

May 18, 1:00 p.m.
How to Build a Self-Watering Planter, Global Bucket—You can have fresh vegetables in the smallest of spaces. Learn how in this fun workshop. Supplies are not necessary but if you bring two 5-gallon buckets and 2ft of 1 inch PVC pipe we will help you with the tools needed to make the planter. Presented by Fran Wyman.

May 25, 10:00 a.m.
Preparing the Soil—Learn how to turn crummy dirt into rich soil with tips on how to compost. Presented by Marv Cira.

June 1, 10:00 a.m. 
Roots of My Obsession—Kick Off National Gardening Week with multiple speakers and demonstrations. Presented by A Garden Club.

June 8, 10:00 a.m.
Dirt is GOOD for You—Learn why working the soil is not only good for your plants but for you as well. Composting tips included. Presented by Marv Cira.

June 15, 10:00 a.m. 
Secrets and Growing Tips for Growing Vegetables in Big Bear—Learn tricks of the trade from an avid Big Bear gardener. Presented by Alan Clark

June 22, 10:00 a.m.
From Seeds to the Dinner Table—Learn how to get off to a good start with growing and seed germination tips from. Presented by Ceila DeFrank.

June 29, 10:00 a.m.
Avoiding Injuries While Working in the Garden—Learn tips and techniques to keep you healthy and pain free after a day of gardening. Presented by Dr. Calvin Pramann.

More events to be announced…..