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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. Currently, these virtual meetings are available live on Facebook or Zoom (with registration). Meetings also include expert discussion of plants brought in to the Plant Forum. Do you have an interesting plant to share? 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, February 11, 2021 at 7:30 pm PST

Cultivating Place: How a Garden Culture of Care Strengthens Places and Their People

Zoom Webinar with Jennifer Jewell

We are thrilled to welcome Jennifer Jewell as our first speaker in the Ruth Borun Lecture Series. Her program will explore the philosophy of her Cultivating Place podcast; that gardens/gardeners are powerful agents and spaces for potentially positive change in our world. They are helping to address challenges as wide-ranging as climate change, habitat loss, cultural polarization, and individual and communal health and being. This is exemplified by the important plant-based work being done by women around the world profiled in the Jennifer’s book The Earth in Her Hands, and the innovative place-based gardens that celebrate western landscapes in Jennifer’s upcoming book, Under Western Skies.

Jennifer Jewell is the host of the national award-winning weekly public radio program and podcast Cultivating Place: Conversations on Natural History and the Human Impulse to Garden. She is the author of The Earth in Her Hands: 75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of Plants (Timber Press in 2020), and Under Western Skies: Visionary Gardens from the Rockies to the Pacific Coast (due out from Timber Press in April 2021). Her greatest passion is elevating the way we think and talk about gardening, the empowerment of gardeners, and the possibility inherent in the intersection between culture and gardens.

Our inaugural lecture will be live-streamed via Zoom and Facebook on Thursday, February 11 at 7:30 pm.
This inaugural lecture is free to SCHS members and the general public, but you must register to get the Zoom invitation. 


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, February 11, 2021 - Jennifer Jewell of Cultivating Place Podcast in the inaugural Ruth Borun Lecture Series, "Cultivating Place: How a Garden Culture of Care Strengthens Places and Their People" - Registration now open!

Thursday, March 11, 2021 - Webinar on living walls with David Brenner, founder of Habitat Horticulture.

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - Webinar on composting with Michael Martinez, master gardener and founder of L.A. Compost.

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:

No upcoming events at this time.

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

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