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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. Admission is free for members, children, and students with ID, and $5 for non-members. Meetings also include expert discussion of plants brought in to the Plant Forum table, and we often have Plant Raffles. Plants, used and new books and magazines are usually for sale at the meetings. For more information about the Society, please see our About SCHS page.

Next Meeting: 
Thursday, November 14 at 7:00pm at the Friendship Auditorium

After Sunset: Ecologically Sensitive Lighting and Landscape Design, discussion with Travis Longcore.

Have you ever had a sense that bright lights might be disrupting the life in your garden at night? Turns out you were right. The speaker for the Southern California Horticultural Society's November meeting will be Dr. Travis Longcore, an Associate Adjunct Professor at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, who has been instrumental in the development of the field of study assessing the effects of light pollution on species and habitats.

Dr. Longcore will share some of the fascinating responses of plants and animals to natural patterns of darkness and illustrate the importance of dark nights to plants, their pollinators, and even their predators. He will also provide advice for reducing the effects of landscape lighting that can be applied in gardens and beyond.

Please join us for this unique presentation on a topic that is new to the SCHS, but also a relevant and timely one for urban gardeners. We look forward to learning how each of us can reduce the impact of night lighting. 

Socializing: 7:00 pm / Meeting begins: 7:30 pm / Members & Students: Free / Guests: $5 / RSVP

Upcoming SCHS Meetings:

* Thursday, December 12 - Marie Barnidge-McIntyre on "Decorating with Holiday Greens" and SCHS Holiday Party at the Canoga Park Women's Club

**(Note changed location)**

*Thursday, January 9, 2020 - TBD

Upcoming Events and News:

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

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