October 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has forced cancellation of most events and closure of many public spaces. Some venues are beginning to open back up up, but please contact the venues before committing anything to your calendar.

Submitted by Yvonne Savio
Contact each location to confirm the listed event, for details, and for a full schedule.
Events are free with admission unless otherwise indicated.

ONLINE WEBINARS and EVENTS October 2020


Saturday 9-26-20 through Thursday, 10-1-20
Online Annual Native Plant Sale - No Contact pick up
Madrona Marsh Nature Preserve

Thousands of native plants will be available for sale. Locally sourced that do well in the South Bay and beyond. Online sales only at www.sccnps.org. No contact Pick-Up = Saturday October 3, 10am-2pm, at Madrona Marsh Nature Center, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance 90503.  For More Information = www.sccnps.org, Cris Sarabia, membership@sccnps.org, 562-879-9756

Thursday, October 1 at 10:00am
Online Webinar - Plant Hormones: Knowing and Managing them for Better Results with Ernesto Sandoval
Burbank Valley Garden Club

Ernesto Sandoval, Director of UC Davis Botanical Conservatory, will present his wonderful program. Wonder how a banana knows when to ripen or why your plant has a sudden burst of growth after transplanting? Find the answers to these questions and many others during this informative and not-so technical Zoom presentation. Free Zoom Meeting, but you must pre-register. E-mail Kathy Itomura for information and the zoom link at kathyitomura@pm.com .

Saturday, October 3, 8am to 1pm
Landfill to Landscape in Pasadena: Hands-On Hugelkultur Workshop with Shawn Maestretti and Leigh Adams.
 
Studio Petrichor

Join Regenerative Garden Designers Leigh Adams and Shawn Maestretti for a hands-on opportunity to learn how to build a Hugelkultur berm to retain moisture, build healthy soil, grow a healthy garden, and support community. This is an opportunity to learn these practices so you can take them home and put into practice. Cost - $35. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/landfill-to-landscape-in-pasadena-hands-on-hugelkulturworkshop-tickets-118379039895 .  Pasadena location to be announced to registrants 3 days prior to event. For more information, contact Shawn Maestretti, shawn@studio-petrichor.com, 323-632-7844, www.studiopetrichor.com

Saturday, October 3 at 10:00am. 
Online Webinar - Fall and Winter Planting with Yvonne Savio. 
Seed Library of Los Angeles

The Altadena Chapter of the Seed Library of Los Angeles hosts Yvonne Savio discussing fall planting in the San Gabriel Valley Garden, highlighting what edibles and ornamentals to plant for enjoyment through fall and winter. Refer to Yvonne's Monthly Tips on her www.GardeningInLA.net website. The direct link = http://www.gardeninginla.net/october.html . For more information contact Jessica Yarger, jessica@lutum.org .

Wednesday, October 7 from 6:30pm to 8pm. 
Online Webinar - Urban Beekeeping 101 with Paul Hekimiam of Honeylove.
Hollywood Orchard

Are you interested in raising honey bees and reaping the benefits of having local honey? Does having your own beehive sound intriguing? If yes, then this class if for you. Urban Beekeeping 101 will cover everything you need to know on how to get started! We will cover local bee ordinances, what urban beekeeping is or is not, where to place a hive, what equipment is needed, choosing a type of beehive, where to get bees, how to harvest honey and how to find a mentor. Join this webinar and learn from Paul Hekimian, 2nd generation beekeeper and director of HoneyLove.org, as he walks you through how to become an urban beekeeper. Suggested donation of $10 to Hollywood Orchard. Register at  http://www.hollywoodorchard.org/events . For more information, contact Lora Hall, gardengrl@gmail.com, 323-533-3235, www.hollywoodorchard.org

Thursday, October 8 at 7:30 pm. 
Online Webinar -Growing Asian Vegetables in Los Angeles with Florence Nishida.
Southern California Horticultural Society

Learn how to grow a variety of "Asian" vegetables -= all easy to grow, often self-seeding so they return next fall/spring. Learn how they taste. Learn how to quickly prepare them, which seasonings to use. Learn some handy tricks to prolonging their harvest. Register at www.socalhort.org SCHS meetings start with Announcements and the Plant Forum at 7:00pm, followed by the featured speaker at 7:30pm. For more information, contact Florence Nishida, growtips@gmail.com, www.lagreengrounds.org

Saturday, October 10 from 8:30am to 12:30pm. 
Learning Shou Sugi Ban for Fire Resiliency: Hands-On Workshop in Altadena with Shawn Maestretti and Leigh Adams.
Studio Petrichor

Join us as we bring our community of regenerative thinkers and builders together to consider fun, artistic and tangible ways to fortify your home and landscape by using fire....YES, FIRE can help prevent fire and other types of damage. This method of burning wood has been used to fortify the home, especially in high-risk fire zones. Come see how we are creating a more defensible homestead here in Altadena.  Cost = $40.  Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learning-shou-sugi-ban-for-resiliency-tickets-118379766067 . Altadena location to be announced to registrants 3 days prior to event.  For more information, contact Shawn Maestretti, shawn@studio-petrichor.com, 323-632-7844, www.studio-petrichor.com .

Tuesday, October 13 at 7pm.

Online Webinar - City of Los Angeles' Wildlife Pilot Study with Kat Superfisky and Lena Mik.
California Native Plant Society

California Native Plant Society, Los Angeles/Santa Monica Mountains Chapter, hosts a virtual presentation via Zoom by Kat Superfisky, Urban Ecologist, City of Los Angeles, and Lena Mik, City Planning Associate, City of Los Angeles.  For more information, contact the California Native Plant Society, Los Angeles/Santa Monica Mountains Chapter at cnps@cnps.org . 

Saturday, October 24, 8am to 1pm.
Landfill to Landscape in Altadena: Hands-On Hugelkultur Workshop with Shawn Maestretti and Leigh Adams.
 
Studio Petrichor

Join Regenerative Garden Designers Leigh Adams and Shawn Maestretti for a hands-on opportunity to learn how to build a Hugelkultur berm to retain moisture, build healthy soil, grow a healthy garden, and support community. This is an opportunity to learn these practices so you can take them home and put into practice. Cost - $35.  Register = https://www.eventbrite.com/e/landfill-to-landscape-in-altadena-hands-on-hugelkulturworkshop-tickets-118391956529 . Altadena location to be announced to registrants 3 days prior to event. For more information, contact Shawn Maestretti, shawn@studio-petrichor.com, 323-632-7844, www.studiopetrichor.com

Saturday, October 24 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. 
Online Webinar - Right Tree, Right Place; Pruning and Care by Dr. Jerrold Turney.
Altadena Heritage

If you are thinking of getting a tree for your property, this workshop is for you. This is the second of three Saturday morning Tree Workshops being held in conjunction with our free tree giveaway. Dr. Jerrold Turney, tree expert and plant pathologist, will be describing tree pruning and care techniques for many trees. Dr. Turney was senior biologist/plant pathologist at the Department of Agricultural Commissioner for Los Angeles County until his retirement early this year. He has taught courses in tree identification, tree pruning and care, and irrigation design at the Arboretum. To register, contact Anne Chomyn, altadenaheritage@gmail.com , 626-296-6983. Upcoming workshop in this series: November 7, 10 am – 12 pm “A Tree Planting Demonstration”.

October 24 through October 25 (48 hours, midnight to midnight)
Online Plant Sale
University of California Riverside Botanic Gardens

Plant list will be available on the UCR Botanic Gardens website, http://gardens.ucr.edu, prior to the sale. Order form available 10/24-25/2020. Purchases made via Cashnet (no checks, no cash, no refunds). Minimum order of $25.00. Purchased plants will be picked up from UCR Botanic Gardens (curbside) on November 5-6, 2020. Customers will select pick up day and time frame from options provided. Pick up from: 1 Botanic Gardens Drive, Riverside, CA 92507. Join or renew membership in the Friends of the UCRBG by 10/19/2020 for 10% discount on plants: https://gardens.ucr.edu/friends .  For more information, contact Pam Ferre, 951-827-7090, https://gardens.ucr.edu .

OTHER VENUES October 2020

Armstrong Garden Centers

Including Anaheim, Claremont, Costa Mesa, Glendora, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Canada-Flintridge, La Crescenta, Laguna Niguel, La Habra, Long Beach, Monrovia, Newport, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Tustin, Westchester

www.armstronggarden.com/

Garden Centers are open (with restrictions) for in person shopping. Online ordering, curbside pickup and delivery available.

California Botanic Garden (formerly Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden)

1500 North College Avenue
Claremont 91711
909-625-8767

calbg.org (formerly rsabg.org)

Gardens open with limited capacity. Check website for current listings and online content.
Grow Native Nursery
open for online ordering and curbside pickup.

California Native Plant Society – San Gabriel Mountains Chapter  
Eaton Canyon Nature Center
      

1750 North Altadena Drive
Pasadena 91107
818-398-5420

http://cnps-sgm.org/

Check website for current listings.

California Native Plant Society – Los Angeles/Santa Monica Mountains Chapter
First United Methodist Church

1008 11th Street
Santa Monica 90403
818-782-9346

www.lacnps.org

Check website for current listings.

California Native Plant Society – Los Angeles/Santa Monica Mountains Chapter
Sepulveda Garden Center

16633 Magnolia Blvd
Encino 91436
818-782-9346

www.lacnps.org

Check website for current listings.

California Rare Fruit Growers – South Bay Chapter

South Coast Botanic Garden
26300 Crenshaw Blvd

Palos Verdes Peninsula 90274
310-765-0570

https://crfg.org/home/chapters/california/south-bay/

Check website for current listings.

Coastkeeper Garden

1560 East Santiago Canyon Road
Orange 92869
714-850-1965

www.coastkeeper.org

Check website for current listings.

Descanso Gardens

1418 Descanso Drive
La Canada Flintridge 91011
818-949-7980

www.descansogardens.org

Gardens are open with limited capacity. Check website for current listings and online content.

Desert Horticultural Society of the Coachella Valley

UCR Palm Desert
75-080 Frank Sinatra Drive
Palm Desert 92211

www.deserthorticulturalsociety.org

Check website for current listings.

Eaton Canyon Nature Center      

1750 North Altadena Drive
Pasadena 91107
626-398-5420

http://www.ecnca.org/

Check website for current listings.

El Dorado Nature Center

7550 E. Spring Street
Long Beach 90815
562-570-1745

http://www.longbeach.gov/park/park-and-facilities/parks-centers-pier/el-dorado-nature-center/

Check website for current listings.

Fullerton Arboretum

1900 Associated Road
Fullerton 92831
657-278-3407

www.fullertonarboretum.org

CLOSED. Check website for current listings and online content.

Huntington Botanical Gardens

1151 Oxford Road
San Marino 91108
626-405-2100

www.huntington.org

Open with limited capacity - tickets required. Check website for current listings and online content.

J Paul Getty Museum – Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles 90049
310-440-7300

www.getty.edu/museum

CLOSED. Check website for current listings and online content.

J Paul Getty Museum – Getty Villa

17985 Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
310-440-7300

www.getty.edu/museum

CLOSED. Check website for current listings and online content.

Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

301 North Baldwin Ave
Arcadia 91007
626-821-4623

www.arboretum.org/

Open with limited capacity - tickets required. Check website for current listings and online content.

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles 90007
213-763-3466

www.nhm.org/

Open with limited capacity - tickets required. Check website for current listings and online content.

Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch

6400 East Bixby Hill Road
Long Beach 90815
562-431-3541

https://www.rancholosalamitos.org/

Open with limited capacity - tickets required. Check website for current listings and online content.

Rancho Los Cerritos

4600 Virginia Road
Long Beach 90807
562-206-2040

http://www.rancholoscerritos.org/

Open with limited capacity - tickets required. Check website for current listings and online content.

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

(See California Botanic Garden)

Redlands Horticultural and Improvement Society

Church of the Nazarene
1307 E Citrus Avenue
Redlands, CA 92374
Frank Herendeen 909-793-3333

http://redlandsgardenclub.com/index.html

Check website for current listings.

Roger’s Gardens

2301 San Joaquin Hills Road
Corona del Mar, CA 92625
949-640-5800

www.rogersgardens.com

Garden Center is open. Online ordering, curbside pickup and delivery options are also available.

San Diego Botanic Garden

230 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas CA 92024
760-436-3036

http://www.sdbgarden.org

Open with limited capacity - tickets required. Check website for current listings and online content.

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

1212 Mission Canyon Rd.
Santa Barbara 93105
805-682-4726

https://www.sbbg.org/

Open with limited capacity - tickets required.  Check website for current listings and online content.

Santa Barbara County Horticultural Society

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
909 N La Cumbre Road
Santa Barbara 93110
805-684-5725

www.sbchs.org

Check website for listings.

South Coast Botanic Garden

26300 Crenshaw Blvd
Palos Verdes Peninsula 90274
310-544-1948

www.southcoastbotanicgarden.org/

The Garden is Open to Members with advance reservations and to online ticket-buyers.  We are no longer accepting in-person payments.  In order to limit attendance, all visitors and Members must reserve tickets in advance.

Southern California Horticultural Society

Friendship Auditorium
3201 Riverside Drive
Los Angeles CA 90027
818-567-1496

http://www.socalhort.org/

Thursday, 10/8/20, 7:00-8:30pm. SCHS meetings start with Announcements and the Plant Forum at 7:00pm, followed by the featured speaker at 7:30pm. Online Webinar - Growing Asian Vegetables in Los Angeles with Florence Nishida. Learn how to grow a variety of "Asian" vegetables - all easy to grow, often self-seeding so they return next fall/spring. Learn how they taste. Learn how to quickly prepare them and which seasonings to use. Learn some handy tricks to prolonging their harvest.  For more information, contact Florence Nishida, growtips@gmail.com, www.lagreengrounds.org  To register, see our Monthly Meetings Page.

Theodore Payne Foundation

10459 Tuxford Street
Sun Valley 91352
818-768-1802

theodorepayne.org

Online ordering and curbside pickup available.

ONLINE WEBINARS AND CLASSES - CHECK WEBSITE FOR CALENDAR

University of California Riverside Botanic Garden

900 University Avenue
Riverside 92521

951-784-6962

http://gardens.ucr.edu

CLOSED. Check website for current listings and online content.

University of California South Coast Research & Extension Center

7601 Irvine Blvd
Irvine 92618
949-653-1810

http://screc.ucanr.edu/Extension_Outreach_-_Education/

Check website for current listings.
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