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On the second Thursday of each month, we invite speakers to present a talk or program about their area of expertise. We offer 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.


Thursday,  July 11th, 2024

Creating Resilient Gardens:

Using Stormwater as a Resource….

Rain Harvesting Ideas

Featuring Marilee Kuhlmann


Joining us on July 11 will be landscape contractor - and former Southern California Horticultural Society board member - Marilee Kuhlmann, who will speak to us about using storm water as a resource for our gardens,  and share rain-harvesting ideas and tips that we could incorporate at home.

Kuhlmann is the founding principal at the Urban Water Group, Inc., a Los Angeles based Landscape Architecture Design Build firm. She has participated in award-winning rainwater harvesting projects, LEED projects, water conservation demonstration gardens for public water agencies and gardens funded by Santa Monica Sustainable Landscape Grants, turf rebates and the L.A. city utility agency pilot cistern project.

As a native Californian, Kuhlmann has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area for most of her life.  Observing all the changes in this region throughout the years is the driving force in her passion to create landscapes that have a deep appreciation and connection to place. Kuhlmann specializes in creating resilient landscapes with climate appropriate planting designs which also incorporate the collection of rainwater - for both infiltration or capture -  to be reused with irrigation, and will share some of these strategies with us in her presentation.

Whether you have a small garden or a large estate, incorporating rainwater harvesting techniques can only be beneficial to your landscape, so we invite you to join us and learn new ways to save and reuse our precious water.


DATE & TIME:    THURSDAY, JULY 11TH, 2024, 7:10 P.M.

Announcements: 7:10PM  /  Plant forum: 7:15pm  /  Program: 7:30PM

COST:   FREE for SCHS Members / $5. for Non-Members


Upcoming Events:.

Thursday, August 8, 2024
Zoom Webinar with Adrienne Edwards and Rachel Schleiger on their new book, Firescaping Your Home.

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

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