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FARMERS’ MARKETS

Corona del Mar Certified Farmers’ Market, open every Saturday from 9 a.m. -1 p.m., rain or shine. Marguerite Avenue at Pacific Coast Highway. Comprises 27 local farmers who offer fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as flowers, pastas and fish.

Farmers Market

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Lido Marina Village Farmers’ Market, open every Wednesday from 12-5 p.m. 3434 Via Lido. Spend the afternoon sampling and shopping for fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, cheeses, juice, bread and more. One hour of complimentary parking in the structure. 

Newport Beach Farmers’ Market by Farmer Mark, open every Sunday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Located at 104 McFadden Place, right next to Newport Pier. Offers veggies, fruits, flowers, honey, fresh breads, local farm fresh meats and handcrafted items from local artisans. Choose from a variety of free range quail, duck, chicken and goose eggs. On the fourth Sunday of each month, the Farmers’ Market teams up with the Newport Beach Surfrider Foundation Chapter to host a beach clean up. To show their appreciation, they give the first 30 participants a Farmers’ Market Buck to spend with any of their vendors. The next beach clean up is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 22 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Certified Costa Mesa Farmers’ Market at the O.C. Fair, open every Thursday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Located in Lot D.

CLASSES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS and more

Sherman Library & Gardens Seeks Nominations for the 2020 Newport Beach Garden Tour, Continuing through January 31. Free. Sherman Library & Gardens is in the planning stages for the 2020 Newport Beach Garden Tour. The annual tour will showcase gardens in the Newport Beach area. The Garden Tour committee of dedicated volunteers is seeking recommendations for private, residential gardens in this area. The Newport Beach Garden Tour showcases six residential gardens each year. Selected home garden owners will allow members of the community to wander through their yard from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 9. Homeowners do not need to be home for the tour, as Sherman Library & Gardens provides staff at each location. The Tour, in its 24th year, is Sherman Library & Garden’s largest fundraiser of the year and is an event for the avid and amateur gardener alike. To nominate a garden, please provide the physical street address, along with the owner’s name, contact information and a photo or two if possible to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 949.673.2261, ext. 300. The annual fundraiser takes place on Saturday, May 9. www.slgardens.org

Succulent Stones on Thursday, January 30 from 9-11 a.m. Succulents  are masters of disguise. You will learn how to use split stones and living rocks to hide among beautiful polished pebbles to design a camouflage creation. Discover the tricks for caring for these lasting botanical wonders. Pre-registration is required. Cost: Members, $90; Non-members, $100. Visit the website to register. Held at Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. www.slgardens.org

Free Class: Pet-friendly Houseplants on Saturday, February 1 from 9-10 a.m. We love our houseplants and we love our pets. They’ll teach you about houseplants that will work in any room of your house that are also safe for our furry friends. Register at the website. Free. Held at Armstrong Garden Centers, 1500 E. Coast Highway, Newport Beach.www.armstronggarden.com

Composting 101 on Saturday, February 1 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. In this class, attendees will learn the value of composting and discover there are lots of do’s, a few don’ts, and many maybes regarding composting. While there is a general method, each family is different and contributes uniquely to the compost pile. Any household can compost its green and brown waste to eventually yield organic matter that enriches soil. The basic set up will be presented along with suggestions for those that are experienced in composting, and all are welcome to contribute to the discussion. The speaker, Dr. Francene Kaplan, will help you navigate a path to make your compost bin a thriving ecosystem. Dr. Kaplan, the “Priestess of Rot,” has been trained and certified as a Master Composter and has been “recycling nature’s way” for more than three decades. She has taught science for more than 30 years in the Huntington Beach Union High School District. You may have seen her at the OC Fair presenting a composting workshop, encouraging others to start a “pile of fun” of their own. Register by January 31 at the website. Cost: The $5 fee covers the cost of materials and/or handouts. Bring two half-pint Ball or Kerr canning jars with lids and rings, along with an apron Held in the Silo Building at Centennial Farm at OC Fair & Events Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. https://ocfair.com/centennial-farm/garden-classes/

Free Class: Orchids on Saturday, February 1 from 9-10 a.m. Orchids look exotic, but are easy to grow with blooms that last weeks or even months. Their local horticulturist will show you the best way to water, feed, and get your orchids to rebloom, and repot – all you need to know for beautiful orchids. Register at the website. Free. Held at Armstrong Garden Centers, 1500 E. Coast Highway, Newport Beach.www.armstronggarden.com

Heart Succulent Container Workshop with Onita Castillo on Saturday, February 1 from 10-11 a.m. Make your valentine’s heart grow and grow! Spread the love with a lovely, sustainable succulent heart arrangement. Original Designs Team Leader, Onita Castillo, will show you how to create this unique succulent heart arrangement. Workshop fee is $100 per person/arrangement, and includes a metal heart shaped metal container, soil, succulent plants, votive candles and step-by-step instructions. Due to material costs, cancellations after January 24 cannot be refunded. If desired, bring gloves. Held at Roger’s Gardens, 2031 San Joaquin Hills Road, Corona de Mar. www.rogersgardens.com

Heart Succulent Container Workshop

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Garden-to-Table in February with Steve Hampson on Saturday, February 8 from 9-10 a.m. Master Horticulturist Steve Hampson will discuss everything edible, including vegetables, herbs, fruits, berries and more. Emphasis this month will be on planting the last of the cool season vegetables starting warm season vegetable transplants from seed, insect control and fertilizing of fruit trees. Hampson will lead a lively and interactive discussion about what, where and when to plant, prune, feed and harvest. Bring your questions as well as your own tips and tricks, as audience participation is encouraged. This event is free. Held at Roger’s Gardens, 2031 San Joaquin Hills Road, Corona de Mar. www.rogersgardens.com

Garden to Table with Steve Hampson

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Gardening 1019 for Beginner Series | Planting in Pots with Tracy Wankner on Saturday, February 8 from 10-11 a.m. Join expert horticulturist, Tracy Wankner, for the first of an ongoing series of gardening for beginners seminar. Whether you’re a new homeowner, apartment dweller, college student, new gardener or simply retired with more time on your hands, planting in pots, bowls, baskets and other containers is a fabulous way to learn the basics of gardening. A collection of containers is a fun way to explore gardening without requiring very much space. This event is free. Held at Roger’s Gardens, 2031 San Joaquin Hills Road, Corona de Mar. www.rogersgardens.com

Valentine Orchid Container Workshop with Shelley Burton on Saturday, February 8 from 10-11 a.m. Open your heart and share the love. Create an orchid garden container with the guidance of their Garden Room Team Leader, Shelley Burton, you will have the opportunity to make a stunning Orchid arrangement that will add elegance to any home. Workshop fee is $100 per person, includes plants, a container and step-by-step instructions. Space is limited. Due to material costs, cancellations after January 31 cannot be refunded. Held at Roger’s Gardens, 2031 San Joaquin Hills Road, Corona de Mar. www.rogersgardens.com

Valentine Orchid Container for 1.24

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Back to Basics: How to MakeSimple Flower Arrangement on Saturday, February 8 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. If you love flowers and have always wanted to know the tips and tricks of putting together a simple arrangement in a vase, this class is for you. Learn how to design your own tabletop arrangement with seasonal greens and flowers like a pro. Everything you will need is in included. Speaker Kat Castagnoli, AIFD, CFD, CCF, is a professional freelance floral designer with 15+ years of experience as a floral designer, judge and instructor. She specializes in wedding and event design with her own company, Kat’s Florals, LLC, in Los Alamitos. She is an active member of the California State Floral Association (CSFA) as well as the American Institute of Floral Design (AIFD), where she is currently on the Southwest Board of Directors. Her wedding work has been published on several notable wedding blogs, including Green Wedding Shoes, Southern California Bride and Ceremony Magazine, and she is currently a contributing writer/designer for Florists’ Review magazine. Register by February 6 at the website. Cost: The $45 fee covers the cost of materials and/or handouts. Held at Centennial Farm at OC Fair & Events Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. https://ocfair.com/centennial-farm/garden-classes/

World Class Sweet Peas with Steve Hampson on Saturday, February 15 from 9-10 a.m. Well-known horticulturist, Steve Hampson,. has been growing and trialing sweet pea varieties for 10 years. He has cultivated a wealth of knowledge about varieties that are truly exceptional including some modern sweet peas that have been bred for large, ruffled, fragrant blooms that are great for cutting. Hampson will cover topics such as seed sowing, soil preparation, insect and disease control, support systems and growing in containers. Learn how to grow and care for these wonderful cool-season plants so you can pick arms full of this favorite flower to enjoy in your home. This event is free. Held at Roger’s Gardens, 2031 San Joaquin Hills Road, Corona de Mar. www.rogersgardens.com

Living Vertical Wall Garden Seminar with Tim Fiskin & David Bishop on Saturday, February 15 from 9-10 a.m. Join Landscape Design General Manager, Tim Fiskin and Owner of Elevation Design Walls, David Bishop, as they explain the process of how to create, design and install a vertical garden. Learn all the steps from conception to completion on how to transform the smallest spaces into an amazing vertical garden sanctuary. This event is free. Held at Roger’s Gardens, 2031 San Joaquin Hills Road, Corona de Mar. www.rogersgardens.com

Nature Gardening Series – Learning from Nature How to Garden with Ron Vanderhoff on Saturday, February 23 from 9-10 a.m. Become a better gardener, by being a keen observer of how nature does it in its own wild space. If we look carefully and pay attention, these wild spaces will provide us lessons about how we might approach our more domestic gardens. Join Rogers Gardens, General Manager, Ron Vanderhoff, in this classroom for a fully illustrated program. He will educate you on native plant communities and habitats throughout Orange County with expert discussion of such garden topics as slope, aspect, water (and its seasonality), sun exposure, soil texture, soil composition, nutrients, insect associations and more. Vanderhoff is an Orange County horticulture leader, native plant expert and wildlands ecologist. He is a director of The CA Native Plant Society and sits on several natural history and horticultural advisory and science committees. This event is free. Held at Roger’s Gardens, 2031 San Joaquin Hills Road, Corona de Mar. www.rogersgardens.com

Nature Gardening Series for 1.24

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ONGOING

OC Market Place is Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $2; free for kids 12 and younger. Located in Lot A at the OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa.

Year Round - Centennial Farm at the OC Fair & Events Center is open daily. Hours: Monday - Friday, 1-4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission and parking. Located at 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa. 

https://ocfair.com/centennial-farm/

Centennial Farm

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