Our monthly meetings are a forum for sharing knowledge and experience in all aspects of gardening and horticulture. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00pm at Friendship Auditorium near Griffith Park (unless noted otherwise). We enthusiastically welcome new members, so please drop by.

Our regular monthly meetings are free to SCHS members and $5 for non-members. Children under 18 and students with school ID are free. Ample parking is available.

Next Meeting:

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

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

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.

In addition to his work at UCLA, Dr. Longcore is also affiliated with the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, works as Science Director of The Urban Wildlands Group, an L.A.-based conservation nonprofit, and acts as an independent ecological design and environmental policy consultant. He is co-editor of the book Ecological Consequences of Artificial Night Lighting, which provides a scientific basis to begin addressing the challenge of conserving the nighttime environment. You can learn more about Dr. Longcore’s work on his website at www.travislongcore.net.

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 SCHS Events:

Stay tuned for our next event!

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