Learn About Container Gardens from Master Gardener Yvonne Savio

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Master Gardener and Pasadena resident Yvonne Savio will be discussing how to choose pots and plants, basic gardening considerations, successful¬†gardening techniques and using fun containers, at a workshop at Pasadena’s San Rafael Branch Library, on Saturday, April 27, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Yvonne Savio grew up and still lives on a three-fourth-acre hillside city lot in Pasadena, growing fruits, vegetables, and flowers year-round in manure- and compost-amended gardens. From years of gardening, she knows what “harvested at the perfect moment of ripeness” means and is passionate¬†about enabling others to enjoy the benefits of “growing your own.”

Savio earned degrees in journalism, English literature, art and photography from California State University at Los Angeles and Sacramento; her horticulture degree is from American River College, Sacramento.

For 15 years, she worked in the Botany and Vegetable Crops Cooperative Extension Departments at the University of California, Davis, where she conferred with Statewide Vegetable Specialists regarding cultural and postharvest handling techniques.

In the early 1980s she helped initiate and develop the Master Gardener Program in Yolo County.

Savio maintains demonstration and trial gardens in Southern and Northern California, specializing in drought-tolerant techniques for growing vegetables, fruits, perennials, roses, and succulents. She documents the creative fun stuff of repurposed tools and garden art.

The workshop is free admission. For more information, call (626) 744-7270 or visit www.cityofpasadena.net/library.

The San Rafael Branch Library is at 1240 Nithsdale Road in Pasadena.







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