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Welcome to the Southern California Horticultural Society,
where passionate gardeners meet to share ideas
and learn from each other

On the second Thursday of each month, we invite speakers to present a talk or program about their area of expertise. We are once again offering in-person meetings as well as live-streaming on Zoom (with registration).

Meetings may also include Plant Sales, a Raffle and expert discussion of plants brought in to the Plant Forum. Do you have an interesting plant to share? If you can't bring one in person, send in a photo and requested information on our Plant Forum Page.

For more information about the Society, please see our About SCHS page.

Next Meeting: 

Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 7:30 pm PST

Growing Weed in the Garden:
An introduction to one of the oldest plants under human cultivation

Zoom Webinar with Johanna Silver

Photo credit: Rachel Weill

Johanna Silver, former Sunset magazine garden editor, will share her journey into cannabis. Spoiler - she’s not a stoner. Her program will include a brief history of the plant; it’s evolution and the current state of the plant's genetics; as well as addressing - and correcting - some myths and misinformation regarding cultivation. Silver’s approach is outdoor-only and garden-scale because she grows for a love of the plant, not with the goal of maximizing yield, using simple tried-and-true techniques.

In addition to having spent ten years at Sunset, Silver has also published two books, Growing Weed in the Garden: A No-Fuss, Seed-to-Stash Guide to Outdoor Cannabis Cultivation (Abrams, 2020) and The Bold Dry Garden: Lessons from the Ruth Bancroft Garden (Timber Press, 2017). Among other current endeavors, she is a contributing editor at Better Homes & Gardens magazine and gardens in Berkeley, California, growing fruits, veggies, and entirely too many cut flowers.

The webinar schedule is as follows:

7:10 pm - Webinar opens with SCHS Announcements
7:15 pm - Plant Forum
7:30 pm - Internship Presentation with Bridget Lee followed by Lecture and Q&A with Johanna Silver

Register via zoom!

If you have been enjoying our monthly webinars and would like to help support the SCHS until we can meet again in-person, please consider donating any amount you feel you can. Even better, become a member, with levels beginning as low as $15. for the year. You can find details about the various levels of membership on our website at Join SCHS.

Thank you for your attention - we always appreciate your support!

Upcoming SCHS Meetings:

Thursday, November 11, 2021 WEBINAR - Matty Williams, landscaper and urban planner, on "A Brief History of African American Landscape Architects."

Thursday, December 9, 2021 WEBINAR - "California in a Vase" flower arranging demo with Lucinda McDade and Linda Prendergast of California Botanic Garden. 

Visit our Past Meetings page to re-watch previously recorded in-person meetings and webinars, download each meeting write-up, and reference any materials provided by our speakers.

Upcoming Events and News:

  • Our Hort Happenings page lists events at local horticultural institutions for the coming two months. 
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  • Want to re-watch a previous meeting, plant forum, or event? Visit our YouTube Channel for all available recordings!
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Join us today and receive our monthly Newsletter, free admission to regular meetings and discounts on SCHS events. If you would like to support us without joining, please go to our Donate to SCHS page.

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You can always reach us by mail at:

Southern California Horticultural Society
P.O. Box 94476
Pasadena, CA 91109-4476

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