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Events: Gardening

Wed, 8/6 3:00pm

Wednesdays

Location: Classroom B
Cost: Class is FREE with paid Garden admission
Instructor: Water Replenishment District of Southern California

June 11. 2014 - Facebook Event: Eco Gardening Concepts

This class will show participants the importance of implementing a design program when installing or renovating their garden. The class focuses on design concepts and ideas for creating a water efficient garden, including selection of plants and materials.

June 25, 2014 - Facebook Event: Edible Gardening for Beginners

This class is designed to teach homeowners the importance of a sustainable living. Participants learn about seasonal crops and nutrition. Promote a healthy living while beautifying the garden.  

July 9, 2014 - Facebook Event: Garden Design Features

This class will teach participants how to conduct a thorough site analysis, develop accurate plot plans, and effectively use overlays and construction details. These topics are essential when designing a
green and healthy garden.

July 23, 2014 - Facebook Event: Drought Tolerant Plants

This class is designed to teach homeowners the importance of using less water and drought tolerant plant materials in their gardens. Homeowners will become familiar with various trees, shrubs, and groundcovers that are readily available and well suited for water efficient gardens.

August 6, 2014 - Facebook Event: Drip & Sprinkler Care

This class is designed to introduce residents to new technology that allows for more accurate control of irrigation schedules. With the advent of Smart Controllers, residents have the ability to follow weather patterns that affect their gardens and landscapes. Different products are shown including ways to retrofit including drip system.

August 20, 2014 - Facebook Event: Eco Garden Care

It will provide the participants with an understanding of plant care and maintenance that they can use in their garden to make it more water efficient. Over 50 plants are id from California Natives to Drought Tolerant Plants. Eco friendly fertilizing is emphasized.


 

Sat, 8/9 10:00am

Facebook Event: Here

Location: Classroom B
Cost: $25 members / $35 non-members
$5 materials fee (payable to instructor) 
Instructor: Julie James, Certified Herbalist, Master Gardener with Green Wisdom Herbal Studies

Infused oils are highly beneficial for healing skin disorders, but also for keeping healthy skin healthy and supple. They are used for massage, for hair health, for moisturization, for protection, and for pleasure. But when approached incorrectly, you can make a smelly, unpleasant mess, an ineffective finished product, or an overheated, damaged, disappointing oil that will do more damage than good.
There are methods both ancient and modern for ensuring proper extraction of medicinal components into oils, and once you get the hang of it, the possibilities are almost endless. We’ll make some oils in class and sample others, and you’ll take home a healing salve that we make in class.


 

Sun, 8/10 1:30pm

The Cactus & Succulent Society meets the second Sunday of the month.

Brian Kemble will present “Treasures of the Sierra Madre: A Trip through Mexico’s Sierra Madre Oriental.” Kemble is Curator of the Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, CA, and has grown succulents since the 70’s.  He has made more than 20 trips to Mexico, and will share photos of cacti, agaves, echeverias, yuccas, and other wonderful plants that he has found in habitat.

Lecture is at 1:30 PM,

For additional information contact society president Dale La Forest at (310) 618-9886 and visit southcoastcss.org.


 

Wed, 8/13 4:00pm
Don't miss our biggest Members-Only event of the year. To properly showcase the work accomplished last year and the exciting trajectory from here, we've prepared an elegant affair in a reinvention of our traditional meetings in the past. 
 
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4:00 pm - Reception
6:00 pm - Meeting and Dinner
 
The reception will be held in the iconic Rose Garden with hors d'oeuvres, wine and demonstrations by Chef Derek Brandon Walker, Flower Duet and a Meet and Greet with Deborah Richie-Bray, designer of the new Rose Garden!
 
The meeting and Dinner will occur on the Upper Meadow with Dinner catered by Misto Caffe & Bakery, with deserts by Two's a Party and BabyCakes Baking Company
 
Tickets required for reception and dinner for $35.00 per person
 
Please RSVP by August 1st.
 
Please contact Guest Services for tickets - 

(310) 544-1948

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Sat, 8/16 9:00am

Facebook Event: Here

Location: Classroom A
Cost: $25 members / $35 non-members
$10 materials fee (payable to instructor)
Instructor: Judith Gerber, Master Gardener

If you love to garden but find that after working in your garden your back aches, your wrists are sore, and your knees are hurting, there are some things you can do to eliminate or greatly reduce the pain of gardening. In this class, we will talk about the tools and tips that you can use to not only make gardening easier, but relatively pain free as well. We’ll discuss the use of ergonomics; which is the study of how tools can be adapted to fit the needs of people with the goal of designing them to create less stress on the body. But, tools aren’t the only way to have a better gardening experience, we will also discuss changing our habits and how we garden including how to avoid injuries, conditioning and strengthening, and designing an easy-to-reach garden. 

Registration for this class is required 24 hours in advance of class start date. Please contact Guest Services to reserve the class.


 

Wed, 8/20 3:00pm

Wednesdays

Location: Classroom B
Cost: Class is FREE with paid Garden admission
Instructor: Water Replenishment District of Southern California

June 11. 2014 - Facebook Event: Eco Gardening Concepts

This class will show participants the importance of implementing a design program when installing or renovating their garden. The class focuses on design concepts and ideas for creating a water efficient garden, including selection of plants and materials.

June 25, 2014 - Facebook Event: Edible Gardening for Beginners

This class is designed to teach homeowners the importance of a sustainable living. Participants learn about seasonal crops and nutrition. Promote a healthy living while beautifying the garden.  

July 9, 2014 - Facebook Event: Garden Design Features

This class will teach participants how to conduct a thorough site analysis, develop accurate plot plans, and effectively use overlays and construction details. These topics are essential when designing a
green and healthy garden.

July 23, 2014 - Facebook Event: Drought Tolerant Plants

This class is designed to teach homeowners the importance of using less water and drought tolerant plant materials in their gardens. Homeowners will become familiar with various trees, shrubs, and groundcovers that are readily available and well suited for water efficient gardens.

August 6, 2014 - Facebook Event: Drip & Sprinkler Care

This class is designed to introduce residents to new technology that allows for more accurate control of irrigation schedules. With the advent of Smart Controllers, residents have the ability to follow weather patterns that affect their gardens and landscapes. Different products are shown including ways to retrofit including drip system.

August 20, 2014 - Facebook Event: Eco Garden Care

It will provide the participants with an understanding of plant care and maintenance that they can use in their garden to make it more water efficient. Over 50 plants are id from California Natives to Drought Tolerant Plants. Eco friendly fertilizing is emphasized.


 

Sun, 8/24 12:00pm

Facebook Event: Here

Location: Cornish Courtyard
Lecture and Sale included with paid Garden admission

With the sun in full strength in the summertime, perennials are ready to take over. This Shop and Learn lecture will include the best ways to plant your perennials and some creative ideas on bringing in different varieties together.