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). 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:
Lili Singer of the Theodore Payne Foundation for Native Plants and Wildflowers will speak about "Good Bugs for Your Garden"

Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 7:00pm
at Friendship Auditorium near Griffith Park. For directions to Friendship Auditorium, click here.

A healthy garden includes a miniature menagerie of tiny insects and related creatures that keep pest populations in check. Lili Singer presents this richly illustrated lecture which highlights helpful bugs you’re likely to find in home landscapes, with tips on how to attract and conserve them.

Two of Lili’s favorite books are: Insects of the Los Angeles Basin, by Charles Hogue, Third Edition revised and edited by James N. Hogue, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 2015; and Natural Enemies Handbook, The Illustrated Guide to Biological Pest Control, by Mary Louise Flint, et al., UC Press, 1998. Together, these references will help you recognize both potential pests and the “good” bugs in your garden, and are useful resources for any gardener. A limited number of both books will be for sale at the meeting.

Lili is a horticulturist, educator and garden writer, and Director of Special Projects and Adult Education at the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants. She published two award-winning periodicals, The Southern California Gardener and The Gardener’s Companion, and for more than a decade hosted “The Garden Show,” a live call-in radio program on KCRW-FM. “Horticultural Pest Control” was one of many courses she has taught at UCLA Extension.

A Los Angeles native, Lili admires California flora and fauna, as well as a wide range of other plants and animals. She was named SCHS Horticulturist of the Year in 1997, is a long-time member of the Society, and serves on its Board of Directors. 

As many of our gardens will be needing a fall clean-up soon, this informative presentation will be an asset in identifying bugs we may want to keep around. Please join us.

Upcoming SCHS Meetings:

* October 12 - Lili Singer on "Good Bugs in the Garden"

* November 9 - Jeff Moore on "Aloes and Agaves in Cultivation" *** This meeting will be held at the Los Angeles Zoo***

* December 14 - Annual Holiday Party (Program TBD)

Upcoming SCHS Events:

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