Ring in the summer, start sowing in winter, for your fabulous tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, zucchini, winter squash (yep, grown in SUMMER) corn, and more! This class will cover what is possible to grow and harvest in spring and summer in our area, as well as how to care for your garden. We will explore sowing seeds, care for seedlings, when to plant them out, how to amend your soil before planting, how and when to harvest, all using sustainable and organic techniques. We will also review composting, cover cropping and how to keep your soil alive.
Presenter Master Gardener: Lisa Putnam
Biography: Lisa Putnam has a BS in Agricultural Economics from UC Davis and also studied nutrition science at Davis. She currently manages a small sustainable organic farm in Woodside and home veg garden in Portola Valley. Lisa is a UC Master Gardener and Master Composter. Lisa’s passion is soil and compost. Along with her sister Kathleen, has been teaching gardening at Lyngso’s, San Mateo County Fair, and Garden Clubs for the last 15 years.
Presenter Master Gardener: Kathleen Putnam
Biography: Kathleen Putnam is a professional organic vegetable gardener serving the Mid-Peninsula and is an ISA Certified Arborist. Kathleen has a certificate in Environmental Horticulture from City College of San Francisco and is a UC Master Gardener. Kathleen’s passion is fruit trees and soil. Along with her sister Lisa, has been teaching vegetable gardening and pruning techniques at many venues for the last 15 years.