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Events: Gardening

Thu, 4/17 10:00am

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Thursdays

March 13, 20, 27, April (Skip 3), 10, 17, 24, May 1

$60 members / $70 non-members

$5 materials fee (payable to instructor)

Instructor: Sharon Ratterree, M. Ed., Certified Landscape Design Consultant

Please register through Guest Services: (310) 544-1948

GET INSPIRED! Whether you are a novice or an expert, this class will help you create your own beautiful garden! New topics each session cover garden basics such as design, sustainability, pollinators and wildlife, plant selection for our area, and maintenance. The instructor is an avid gardener and shares tips from practical experience that will work in your own yard. This series may include optional field trips for additional fees.

Sat, 4/19 9:00am

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$25 members / $35 non-members

$10 materials fee (payable to instructor)

Instructor: Judith Gerber, Master Gardener

Please register through Guest Services: (310) 544-1948.

Do you have a fear of gardening? Think you have a “brown thumb?” Don’t know what to plant and when? Come to this class and learn the practical and simple steps necessary to create the garden of your dreams without the anxiety. We will discuss everything you need to know including plant schedules, planting from seed and starter plants, basic soil preparation, water, sun and climate needs, general garden maintenance, and gardening resources to make gardening easier. 

Sat, 4/19 10:00am

This event has been rescheduled to April 19th as per the instructor's request. 

 

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$25 members / $35 non-members

$5 materials fee (payable to instructor)

Instructor: Julie James, Certified Herbalist, Master Gardener

Please Register with Guest Services: (310) 544-1948.

In this class we'll do a bit of alchemy, making oils and waters like each other and want to play nicely together, with some aromatic essential oils and healing plants thrown in for good measure. It truly is magical, combining ingredients that don't usually like each other, and watching them make friends and play well together.

You'll take home a generous jar of cream from this class, with detailed notes and recipes so that you can recreate the cream at home, and experiment with an infinite variety of oils, herbs and other ingredients to make your very own recipes, with confidence and knowledge.

Thu, 4/24 10:00am

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Thursdays

March 13, 20, 27, April (Skip 3), 10, 17, 24, May 1

$60 members / $70 non-members

$5 materials fee (payable to instructor)

Instructor: Sharon Ratterree, M. Ed., Certified Landscape Design Consultant

Please register through Guest Services: (310) 544-1948

GET INSPIRED! Whether you are a novice or an expert, this class will help you create your own beautiful garden! New topics each session cover garden basics such as design, sustainability, pollinators and wildlife, plant selection for our area, and maintenance. The instructor is an avid gardener and shares tips from practical experience that will work in your own yard. This series may include optional field trips for additional fees.

Thu, 5/1 10:00am

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Thursdays

March 13, 20, 27, April (Skip 3), 10, 17, 24, May 1

$60 members / $70 non-members

$5 materials fee (payable to instructor)

Instructor: Sharon Ratterree, M. Ed., Certified Landscape Design Consultant

Please register through Guest Services: (310) 544-1948

GET INSPIRED! Whether you are a novice or an expert, this class will help you create your own beautiful garden! New topics each session cover garden basics such as design, sustainability, pollinators and wildlife, plant selection for our area, and maintenance. The instructor is an avid gardener and shares tips from practical experience that will work in your own yard. This series may include optional field trips for additional fees.

Fri, 5/2 10:00am

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Fridays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

$85 members / $95 non-members

$25 materials fee (payable to instructor)

Instructor: Julie James, Certified Herbalist, Master Gardener

Please register with Guest Services: (310) 544-1948

Julie James is an herbalist and director of Green Wisdom Herbal Studies, providing herbal education opportunities for people all over Southern California. After over two decades of formal study, apprenticeship, consulting, and teaching, she now focuses on expanding understanding of traditional Western herbalism, deep plant love, medicine-making, wellness and holistic nutrition.

This six-class series will give you a strong foundation in herbalism: making herbal medicines, kitchen herbalism, skin care, first aid, gardening and harvesting, and more. Each class includes comprehensive information on, and sampling of, each of the two herbs discussed and in-depth discussion on foundational aspects of herbal healing. We will discuss how to grow the plants we are using, propagation techniques, harvest, and preparation. You will create an extensive herbal apothecary throughout the class series and will become comfortable with the basics of herbalism.

Lesson 1: Plant Energetics & Actions

Herbs for this class: Peppermint, Ginger

Lesson 2: Herbal Apothecary/Medicine Making

Herbs for this class: Elder, Yarrow

Lesson 3: Understanding & Supporting Body Systems

Herbs for this class: Dandelion, Hawthorn

Lesson 4: Herbal Skin & Hair Care

Herbs for this class: Comfrey, Calendula

Lesson 5: Beginning an Herb Garden

Herbs for this class: Rose, Chamomile

Fri, 5/9 10:00am

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Fridays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

$85 members / $95 non-members

$25 materials fee (payable to instructor)

Instructor: Julie James, Certified Herbalist, Master Gardener

Please register with Guest Services: (310) 544-1948

Julie James is an herbalist and director of Green Wisdom Herbal Studies, providing herbal education opportunities for people all over Southern California. After over two decades of formal study, apprenticeship, consulting, and teaching, she now focuses on expanding understanding of traditional Western herbalism, deep plant love, medicine-making, wellness and holistic nutrition.

This six-class series will give you a strong foundation in herbalism: making herbal medicines, kitchen herbalism, skin care, first aid, gardening and harvesting, and more. Each class includes comprehensive information on, and sampling of, each of the two herbs discussed and in-depth discussion on foundational aspects of herbal healing. We will discuss how to grow the plants we are using, propagation techniques, harvest, and preparation. You will create an extensive herbal apothecary throughout the class series and will become comfortable with the basics of herbalism.

Lesson 1: Plant Energetics & Actions

Herbs for this class: Peppermint, Ginger

Lesson 2: Herbal Apothecary/Medicine Making

Herbs for this class: Elder, Yarrow

Lesson 3: Understanding & Supporting Body Systems

Herbs for this class: Dandelion, Hawthorn

Lesson 4: Herbal Skin & Hair Care

Herbs for this class: Comfrey, Calendula

Lesson 5: Beginning an Herb Garden

Herbs for this class: Rose, Chamomile

Fri, 5/16 10:00am

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Fridays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

$85 members / $95 non-members

$25 materials fee (payable to instructor)

Instructor: Julie James, Certified Herbalist, Master Gardener

Please register with Guest Services: (310) 544-1948

Julie James is an herbalist and director of Green Wisdom Herbal Studies, providing herbal education opportunities for people all over Southern California. After over two decades of formal study, apprenticeship, consulting, and teaching, she now focuses on expanding understanding of traditional Western herbalism, deep plant love, medicine-making, wellness and holistic nutrition.

This six-class series will give you a strong foundation in herbalism: making herbal medicines, kitchen herbalism, skin care, first aid, gardening and harvesting, and more. Each class includes comprehensive information on, and sampling of, each of the two herbs discussed and in-depth discussion on foundational aspects of herbal healing. We will discuss how to grow the plants we are using, propagation techniques, harvest, and preparation. You will create an extensive herbal apothecary throughout the class series and will become comfortable with the basics of herbalism.

Lesson 1: Plant Energetics & Actions

Herbs for this class: Peppermint, Ginger

Lesson 2: Herbal Apothecary/Medicine Making

Herbs for this class: Elder, Yarrow

Lesson 3: Understanding & Supporting Body Systems

Herbs for this class: Dandelion, Hawthorn

Lesson 4: Herbal Skin & Hair Care

Herbs for this class: Comfrey, Calendula

Lesson 5: Beginning an Herb Garden

Herbs for this class: Rose, Chamomile

Sat, 5/17 9:00am

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$25 members / $35 non-members

$10 materials fee (payable to instructor)

Instructor: Judith Gerber, Master Gardener

Please register through Guest Services: (310) 544-1948.

One way to enjoy the nice warm weather of spring is to throw a spring garden tea party or luncheon. From elegant to casual, the tea party possibilities are endless. Come and learn how to host a fun tea party while taking the stress out of planning.  We will discuss food and tea menus, tea party themes, décor for your tea party, proper tea ware and accessories and where to find them, and other tea party tips. You’ll also learn how to plan for the spring elements by adapting your parties to the weather.

Sat, 5/17 10:00am

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$25 members / $35 non-members

$5 materials fee (payable to instructor)

Instructor: Julie James, Certified Herbalist, Master Gardener

Please Register with Guest Services: (310) 544-1948.

Not just herbs, but nutrition, lifestyle changes, diet, and more. Because just taking a few squirts of valerian tincture will not, generally, help relieve chronic sleep problems.

Nutritional deficiencies, environmental issues, and systemic imbalances all greatly contribute to sleep problems. In order to truly improve sleep quality (and quantity), all of these will need to be addressed. But while making those changes, there are herbs, essential oils and nutrients that are tremendously helpful in improving sleep immediately.

You'll take home a tincture or tea blend for sleep, and a massage oil to assist in calming and relaxing plus extensive notes, recipes and ideas for you to implement right away.

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