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September 2015
Sarah Chah
September 27, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw blvd
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States

Included with paid Garden admission Join us in welcoming Madena Asbell, Theodore Payne Foundation’s Director of Horticulture, for a very special edition of the Shop and Learn program. Madena will speak on one of the most pertinent topics in conservation: how to save our pollinators from their recent and drastic decline. This presentation will take guests through the importance of native plants and how to help our pollinators with water-wise, pollinator-friendly plants in your own yard or balcony. Plants will…

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October 2015
October 11, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw blvd
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States

The Cactus & Succulent Society meets the second Sunday of the month. Nels Christianson will present photos and discoveries from the recent Cactus and Succulent Society of America tour to northeastern Mexico. The group of expert cactophiles visited the states of Hidalgo, Queretaro and San Luis Potasi as well as several biosphere reserves. For additional information contact society president Dale La Forest at (310) 618-9886 and visit southcoastcss.org. No registration required for this meeting. Meetings are open to the public. 

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November 2015
November 8, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Upper Meadow, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States

Join us for Club MomMe‘s 3rd Annual Fall Family Fest What is Fall Family Fest? Fall Fest is the biggest event of the year for modern moms, moms-to-be and families. Imagine connecting with moms, laughing, letting go of your everyday worries.  Indulge in a family-friendly paradise created just for you, the busy modern mom who wants to be all things to all people, and rarely gets enough “me time.” Connect with other moms, moms-to-be, dads, families, local resources & brands. A day for…

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November 8, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw blvd
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States

The Cactus & Succulent Society meets the second Sunday of the month. Pediocactus and Sclerocactus; A Tour of the Colorado Plateau, by Rob Skillin This month’s program will feature two little known genera of American cacti: Pediocactus and Sclerocactus.  Presented by the Central Coast Cactus and Succulent Society’s Rob Skillin, the program highlights the best of 25 years of field study during which Rob photographed all species of the two groups, as well as the magnificent landscapes of the Southwestern…

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November 15, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cornish Courtyard, 26300 Crenshaw blvd
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States

Included with paid Garden admission Tanya Finney will introduce us to the most common problems that plague home gardens and container plants and how they can be prevented. Our team of Plant Gurus from Propagation Workshop will be on-hand to troubleshoot your specific issues while also providing some advice on making more drought-tolerant choices. Please feel free to bring pictures or specimens of the problems you are having. Please transport diseased plant cuttings in plastic bags. Drought-tolerant plants will be…

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November 15, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Classroom A, 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard
Palos Verdes, CA 90247 United States

Included with paid Garden admission. Presentation and demonstration on the care and culture of the African Violet. Learn how to put down a leaf, repot a mature plant, rejuvenate a plant with a long neck and remove a sucker. Plants will be available for purchase.  

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December 2015
December 6, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cornish Courtyard, 26300 Crenshaw blvd
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States

Included with Garden admission Location: Cornish Courtyard and Classroom B    Speaker: Connie Vadheim, PhD–Professor of Biology, CSU Dominguez Hills Toyon is one of the most beloved and useful California native plants to our region. Encouraging bird life, supplying the bees with an excellent source of honey, protecting our iconic hills from erosion, cooking for humans and undoubtedly adding festivity to the holidays, Toyon hits the mark. Join Connie Vadheim for a look at our fascination with Toyon and its connection…

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December 13, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw blvd
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States

The Cactus & Succulent Society meets the second Sunday of the month. For additional information contact society president Dale La Forest at (310) 618-9886 and visit southcoastcss.org. No registration required for this meeting. Meetings are open to the public. 

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January 2016
January 10, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw blvd
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States

The Cactus & Succulent Society meets the second Sunday of the month. Hiding in Plain Sight: a New Cactus Species from the California Desert by Michelle Cloud-Hughes Come share Michelle’s excitement as she describes how a “chucky cholla,” found in nearby San Bernardino, Riverside and Imperial Counties, is determined to be a distinct new species. Lecture is at 1:30 PM. For additional information contact society president Dale La Forest at (310) 618-9886 and visit southcoastcss.org. No registration required for this meeting.…

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January 17, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Classroom B, 26300 Crenshaw blvd
Palos Verdes Peninsula, 90274

  Included with Garden admission Location: Classroom B Members Jackie Coppin, Marsha Hopwood and David Morse will discuss fuchsia care and culture, including soils to use, fertilizers, watering, transplanting and encouraging blossoms. They will demonstrate how to propagate fuchsias from cuttings, how to train fuchsias to different forms including baskets, trees and trellises and how to prune fuchsias to improve appearance and maximize blossoms. Handouts will be available. No registration required.

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January 24, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cornish Courtyard, 26300 Crenshaw blvd
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States

Included with Garden admission Location: Cornish Courtyard & Classroom B       Speaker: Jim Gardner, Succulent Guru and SCBG Propagation Workshop Volunteer We are proud to introduce our Continental Series of the Shop and Learn program! We have gathered the most adventurous and well-traveled plant experts around to take guests on a horticultural journey around the world! Jim Gardner, dubbed locally as the ‘Succulent Guru’, will guide guests through southern Africa to experience the strange and captivating world of African aloes, including…

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January 31, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw blvd
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States

Included with Garden admission Location: Frances Young Hall Rick Wheeler will take guests through the 30th Annual Care of Fruit Trees demonstration, including trimming, fertilizing and insect and disease control. This hands-on demonstration will be conducted in the orchard with a raffle for fruit trees, tools and organic products. No registration required.

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February 2016
February 14, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cornish Courtyard, 26300 Crenshaw blvd
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States

Included with Garden admission Location: Cornish Courtyard and Classroom B    Speaker: Jorge Ochoa, Long Beach City College, Professor of Horticulture Passion fruit: the name evokes an exotic tropical paradise, an aphrodisiac or a wonderful flavoring for many juice mixes and pastries. Nature provided over sixty different species of edible passion fruit, but most people are only aware of just one (Passiflora edulis). Join Jorge Ochoa as we take a trek through the jungles of Central and South America to learn…

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February 14, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw blvd
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States

The Cactus & Succulent Society meets the second Sunday of the month. Botanical Names Decoded by Marquita Ellias. Join Marquita on a delightful journey of discovery as we learn why we use those Latin names, what they mean, and how really simple it is. Lecture is at 1:30 PM. For additional information contact society president Dale La Forest at (310) 618-9886 and visit southcoastcss.org. No registration required for this meeting. Meetings are open to the public. 

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August 2016
August 28, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cornish Courtyard, 26300 Crenshaw blvd
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States

Included with Garden admission Location: Cornish Courtyard Speaker: Jim Gardener In our final installment of the Continental Series, we will explore our own North American backyards, focusing on our unique California and Mexico landscapes featuring perfectly adapted plants, such as echeverias. We will discuss propagation of and basic care. California native plants, echevarias, and other southern California- adapted plants will be available for an informed purchase after the lecture. No registration required.

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November 2016
November 20, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Classroom A, 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard
Palos Verdes, CA 90247 United States

Included with paid Garden admission. Presentation and demonstration on the care and culture of the African Violet. Learn how to put down a leaf, repot a mature plant, rejuvenate a plant with a long neck and remove a sucker. Plants will be available for purchase.  

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December 2016
December 10, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard
Palos Verdes, CA 90247 United States

Growing Up WILD relies on a network of Project WILD Coordinators and Training Partners in each state to distribute materials and to act as a central contact point for training other educators in that state and/or region. Many educators of young children report that they need more background knowledge to comfortably lead learners when exploring various topics and subject areas, particularly in math and science. Similarly, experiences with nature for children and their families outside of the school or learning…

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February 2017
February 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw blvd
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States

Meet with author Natalie Baszile as she visits the Garden to discuss her book, Queen Sugar. South Coast Botanic Garden Foundation, The Palos Verdes Library District and our partners will present the 8th annual One Book, One Peninsula event. For more information visit pvld.org/onebook. Queen Sugar  (the novel,) was adapted into an American drama television series, which was created, directed and executive produced by Ava DuVernay. Oprah Winfrey also serves as an executive producer. The series airs on Oprah Winfrey Network and…

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February 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw blvd
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States

Cost: Included with Garden admission Speaker: Lili Singer, Theodore Payne Foundation A healthy garden includes a miniature menagerie of tiny insects and other creatures that keep pest populations in check. This richly illustrated lecture highlights helpful bugs you are likely to find in home landscapes, with tips on how to attract and conserve them. Lili will host a question and answer period after her lecture. No registration required. About the Speaker: Lili Singer is the Director of Special Projects and…

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March 2017
March 11 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw blvd
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States

Class: 10:30am Sales: 11:00am – 4:00pm Show: 11:30am – 4:00pm Included with Garden admission Location: Frances Young Hall Leonard Re will give the culture session at 10:30 am with a presentation and demonstration on the care and culture of the African Violet. Learn how to put down a leaf, repot a mature plant, rejuvenate a plant with a long neck and remove a sucker. At 11:00 am the sales area will open with many beautiful African Violets for sale. At…

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