Sat, Apr 25 from 10-1pm
Are you curious to grow your own cannabis, but feel a little intimidated? This is the class for you then! Now that cannabis is legal in CA we can freely grow our own medicine and benefit from the many uses of this great plant. This class will introduce you to outdoor cannabis cultivation and give you a timeline of growth, flower production, harvest and curing. This class is perfect for home gardeners that want to grow up to the legal limit of plants, either in the ground or in containers. This class will not cover hydroponics or indoor growing, but will focus on outdoor cultivation as well as how to manage potential pests and diseases. We will also discuss some of the types of medicine that can be made with cannabis and how they can be used.
COST: $60 pre-registered or $70 at the door.
Jaime Pawelek is a native bee biologist and gardener in Richmond, CA. She has been studying native bees since 2005 and loves teaching people about bees, as well as designing gardens for bees and other pollinators. She currently works as a bee taxonomist (identifying bees to species) at UC Berkeley, where she got her B.S. in Conservation and Resources Studies. Jaime spent several years traveling all over California (and Costa Rica!) studying the relationships between bees and their favorite flowers. She has given educational talks to Master Gardeners, Native Plant Society Chapters, Beekeeper Associations, garden clubs, and schools and she loves sharing her passion for pollinators.
Jaime began taking classes at Gathering Thyme in the summer of 2016 and started caring for one of the herbal gardens as part of her studies. Growing her own medicine has helped her expand her botanical knowledge and has given her a new love of plants for their nourishment and healing properties. Jaime has been gardening professionally for several years and specializes in growing organic food, cut flowers, herbs, fruit, pollinator plants, native plants and now medicinal herbs! She has been amazed to learn that most of her favorite bee-plants are also valuable medicinal plants, like California poppy, gumplant, and calendula.