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Take a Gardening Class with Geri Miller of The Cooks Garden

January 4, 2016

Geri Miller of The Cooks Garden has been tending some beds for us in the Pasadena Community Gardens for a few months now, allowing us to harvest directly from our garden to your plate. And now Geri is offering a class to the public on an intro to organic gardening. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from a local expert!
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Intro to Organic Gardening Basics

Join us to celebrate the beginning of the 2016 winter gardening season! We are opening the season with a gardening class on organic gardening basics taught by Master Gardener, Horticulturist and Union restaurant grower, Geri Miller.
This class will include:
~ HGEL Lecture on basic gardening techniques and edibles for the cool season including: Brief overview of soil management, planting strategies, fertilizing, pest/disease control
~ The Right Plant for the Right Place – What to plant in the cool season and where to plant it.
~ Attendees will also receive A FREE fall edible plant to add to your own garden And receive a 20% discount on Geri’s Book, A Guide to Vegetable Gardening in Southern California. A guided tour of the Union Restaurant beds will follow the class.
Saturday January 16, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM PST
The Pasadena Community Garden
721 So. Pasadena Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105
Free street parking is available on So. Pasadena Ave. but get there early for the best spots! Limited parking is also available inside the garden.
FREE for PCG members. Non-PCG members are asked to make a suggested donation of $15 at the door payable to The Pasadena Community Garden. You must be registered to attend as seating is limited. Registration includes a LINK to the handout for attendees to view on IPad or printout & bring to class. The link will be emailed to you a couple of days prior to the class.
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Union joins forces with The Cook’s Garden

September 25, 2015

We are very happy to announce that Union is partnering with The Cook’s Garden to grow our own produce! Chef Kalman will be working closely with the team over at The Cook’s Garden to bring you some of the most sustainably grown, specialty produce possible grown specifically for our menu.
From The Cook’s Garden website:
Home Grown Edible Landscapes grew out of an effort by Master Gardener, Geri Miller, to reach out to like-minded people who were searching for sound, organic, research-based resources for challenges they were facing in their own back (and front) yards. Through the overwhelming response to her fan page on Facebook, it was clear that there was a growing national “grass roots” interest in learning to use landscapes in a more environmentally sound and productive way. As a UC Davis certified Master Gardener and horticulturist, Ms. Miller works to strengthen communities. Much of her work over the years has been pro bono to educators and non-profits focusing on children.
“Whoever creates a garden, creates happiness,” has defined Geri Miller’s life, beginning when she discovered her love and talent for gardening as a child to her trailblazing efforts in introducing eco-friendly, research-based edible gardens and landscapes to public schools, hospitality companies including resorts, restaurants, galleries and spas as well as private residences in the greater Los Angeles area since 2001.
Her philosophy is that there is more value in teaching individuals and families how to design and care for their own organic gardens than in the “stop and drop” style of traditional landscaping. The additional yet no less important benefit possible from this approach is a richer experience for the individual client or family by:

    • heightening environmental awareness
    • reducing the carbon footprint of the traditional landscape,
    • a healthier lifestyle through better nutritional habits and
    • increased physical activity through gardening.

Stay tuned for more details on what we’ll be growing through these guys and how Chef Kalman will be using it on the menu!
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