BEVERLY HILLS—The city of Beverly Hills in partnership with the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) started a “Grow LA Victory Garden” workshop which kicked-off on Sunday, April 8. The workshop transpired at the Greystone Mansion & Gardens: The Doheny Estate, 905 Loma Vista Drive, Beverly Hills, 90210.

The workshop will run four Sundays through April 29 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and will be taught by Master Gardener George Pessin and other certified Master Gardeners from UCCE.

Instruction will cover the following topics:

-Sunday, April 8:  Planning, seed starting, raised beds, container gardening, plant selection.

-Sunday, April 15: Tools, soil structure, soil preparation, plant nutrition, organic fertilizers, transplanting, Irrigation, mulching.

-Sunday, April 22:  Integrated pest management, organic pesticides, composting and worm composting.

-Sunday, April 29:  Pollination, seed saving, fruit trees, harvesting, review and graduation.

The price is $15 for each class, or $56 for the entire series.  Those who take all four classes will receive a certificate on completion. For more details or to register, go online to or call (310) 285-6810.