Class Covers Gardening Basics

From cultivating a vegetable garden to growing native plants, Malama Learning Center covers it all in its Gardening Basics For Beginners class, set for 9 a.m.-noon May 31 at Kapolei High School nursery.

The workshop, which is led by Pauline Sato and Jeremy Soriano, will teach key facts that every gardener needs to know. Topics include creating soil, proper watering techniques, seasonal planting strategies, treating weeds and pests organically, and composting. The workshop also will provide participants with samples to take home.

Workshop organizers say these practices can help lead to a healthy, more affordable lifestyle.

Fee is $15 per person, or $40 for families of up to three people. To register, visit

For more information, call 220-4166 or email