Three Free Classes Tomorrow

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Posted Friday, January 15th, 2010 at 10:39 am

I have tons to write about this week: planting seeds, starting a worm farm, my Intro to Horticulture class.  However, I’ve picked up more than my share of freelance writing work so these stories will have to wait until next week.

In the meantime, I want to direct your attention the the Farm Apartment Calendar.  There are three great classes tomorrow that would make any urban farmer do a jig in the car port.  So go easy on the whiskey tonight, get up early and you just might learn somethin’.

9 AM

Biodynamic Composting Class

1375 Lake St. Venice, CA 90291

Learn all about biodynamic composting in this free class open to the public.
For more information, please call 310.359.2876



Intro to Urban Chickens

The Learning Garden Venice Blvd. at Walgrove Ave. Venice, CA 90291

“This class will cover the basics on keeping chickens in the city.
We’ll cover some regulations, basic housing and feeding needs and
where to get chickens and supplies. The class will run approximately 1
hour, including time for questions.”
There is a $10 suggested donation for the class.


12 PM

A Revolution in the Heart of Nature

Santa Monica Public Library, Multipurpose Room in second floor. 601 Santa Monica Blvd. 90405

Please join Barbara Bosson and Sara Nichols for a Saturday, January 16, 2010, gathering of Los Angeles Bioneers, people dedicated to re-imagining the future of our planet. Bioneers are biological pioneers who are working with nature to heal nature and ourselves.  Our guest speaker this month will be Dr. David Orr, Professor and Chair of the Environmental Studies Program at Oberlin College.

Dr. Orr is best known for his pioneering work on environmental literacy in higher education and his recent work in ecological design. He raised funds for and spearheaded the effort to design and build a $7.2 million Environmental Studies Center at Oberlin College, a building described by the New York Times as “the most remarkable” of a new generation of college buildings and selected as one of 30 “milestone buildings” in the 20th century by the U.S. Department of Energy.



  1. Jeannette

    I am actually going to try composted horse manure that Mike the Roto Tiller Guy will deliver for $100 for 3 yards! I haven’t done it yet, but I’ll let you know how it works out. I’ve read good things about composted horse manure and it appears to be less harsh than straight cow manure on plants since uncomposted manure can burn them.

  2. Evangeline

    I’m curious to know how it works out. The cow manure that John was using was composted – that’s why it didn’t stink. He’d let it sit for about 3-4 months. I never got a price on that – do you know how much it is?

  3. David King

    Hey Evangeline!

    Thanks for your comment on my Monsanto blog. I’m with you, usually, I just turn red as well and become spastically non-verbal. But something happened one night when I had just had ENOUGH. You may repost the article with the usual ‘hats off to…’ sort of acknowledgment. And, thanks for posting our chicken meeting last Saturday. We had a great turn out and some came from your shout out! You Rock!


  4. Anarchy in the Garden

    “More than my share of freelance writing work,” congratulations! I wish my jobs paid more.

    How is horticulture treating you? I started my second semester.

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