Planning Your Spring and Summer Vegetable Garden

We are so lucky to live in a place with year-around gardening opportunities. This time of year is perfect for planting your spring vegetables, seeding your summer garden and enjoying vibrant and tasty spring greens (kale, spinach, beets, lettuce, etc.) and dreaming about all the summer superstars coming next season: succulent tomatoes, gorgeous eggplant, colorful peppers, unusual and tasty cucumbers, summer squash, summer grown winter squash, fresh corn, edamame, basil — summer abounds with possibilities! In this class we will cover gardening from seed to harvest. There will be a focus on soil health and best practices for keeping your soil alive and well. We will review how and why to compost to feed your soil, which in turn, feeds your plants!

Class will be catered towards the Bay Area, California growing climate.

Presented by Lisa Putnam and Kathleen Putnam of the UC Master Gardeners of San Mateo and San Francisco Counties.
Lisa Putnam has a BS in Agricultural Economics from UC Davis and also studied nutrition science at Davis. She currently operates a small sustainable organic farm in Woodside and is a UC Master Gardener and Master Composter. Lisa’s passion is soil and compost. Along with her sister, Kathleen, Lisa has been teaching vegetable gardening at Lyngso’s, San Mateo County Fair, Common Ground, Garden Clubs for the last 12 years.

Kathleen Putnam is a professional organic vegetable gardener serving the Mid-Peninsula and is an ISA Certified Arborist. Kathleen has a degree in Environmental Horticulture from City College of San Francisco and is a UC Master Gardener. Kathleen’s passion is fruit trees. Along with her sister, Lisa, Kathleen has been teaching vegetable gardening and pruning techniques at many venues for the last 12 years.