May 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has forced cancellation of most events and closure of many public spaces. 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 May 2020

Tuesdays, May 5 and 12, 11am - 12:30pm

ONLINE WEBINAR: Botany of Trees, Five Part Live Webinar Series with Dr. Matt Ritter

Join Dr. Ritter as he investigates all the topics introduced below during this live online webinar of five weekly in-depth lectures and question and answer sessions. All lectures will be live, and participants will have the ability to interact and have their questions answered. 

May 5th:  Water in trees, photosynthesis, and respiration

May 12th:  Reproduction, flower formation, fruit, and seeds

An understanding of how trees grow, live, acquire resources, and reproduce is crucial for effectively working with trees. Those of us who study, grow, and work with trees depend on them for our livelihood, enjoyment, and intellectual fulfillment. Whether you use, exploit, conserve, or just admire trees, having a context in which to understand their relatedness is important. Trees are one of society’s most valuable resources and a solution to so many of our problems. They touch almost every aspect of human life. In these five session we will study tree biology closely, touching on all the topics below and more. Flowering trees and conifers form wood and support branches in different ways. Leaves are not borne on all trees in the same way. Genetically determined characteristics in trees can help us identify, plant, prune and maintain them properly. If we know a tree’s biology, we can predict what to expect as it matures. All known tree species have scientific names, and most have common names. These names can change for specific and important reasons. Trees transport water through their xylem (wood) and sugar in their phloem (inner bark). Water can move three-hundred feet up to the top of the tallest trees, yet the trees don’t burn a single molecule of energy doing so. Huge quantities of sugar, made in the leaves by photosynthesis, get translocated to other parts of the tree, like the roots, and to associated organisms (mycorrhizal fungi), where it is used to fuel growth through respiration. Flowering trees and conifers reproduce in different ways. Flowers can tell us about the interactions trees have with their pollinators. Tree seeds are dispersed over great distances in the wind and in specialized fruits.

For more information, to register and to pay, go to: https://www.wcisa.net/meeting/5872

Fridays, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 5:30-6:30pm

ONLINE WEBINAR: Poppy Hour with Theodore Payne Foundation staff

Theodore Payne Foundation is excited to present Poppy Hour, a LIVE internet show about California native plant gardens, and the people and ideas behind them. Grab your beverage of choice for this botanical happy hour and join us on Zoom or YouTube where you can share questions and comments. Join Evan, Margaret, and Philip every Friday through the pandemic.

More Info: https://www.nativeplantgardentour.org/?_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJ5dm9ubmVzYXZpb0BlYXJ0aGxpbmsubmV0IiwgImtsX2NvbXBhbnlfaWQiOiAiS0dDaWFEIn0%3D

Every Other Tuesday, May 5, 19, 11am-12noon

Online Webinar: Homestead Resiliency: 6 Pay-What-You-Can Classes to Live Well at Home with Lynn Fang

Fuel your homestead with the essentials to maximize your self-reliance and lose the anxiety of whether or not your grocery store will have what you need. Our homes can provide so much of what we need to live well. As long as we care well for the soil and ecology, food, fiber, medicine, even colors and dyes can be cultivated right at home. You can cultivate a nutritionally complete meal in your backyard garden, grow herbal medicines, and even grow luffa to use as sponges, or willow and juncus for basket weaving, or cotton or flax for fiber.

We start with the foundation of all homestead resiliency: the soil. Then we’ll jump into immediate resilience garden planning, home composting systems, basic food and herbal medicine preparation + preservation techniques, then expand deeper into ecological garden design and long-term planning, and finish off with a primer on fungal ecology and super simple mushroom cultivation techniques.

All classes will be recorded and available for listening in your own time. We will cover:

May 5 - Class #2: Planning Your Resilient Homestead Garden

- envisioning the resilient homestead
- immediate plan recommendation for herbs, vegetables, staple foods, flowers, natives
- planning plantings (quick vs long time to harvest, succession planting, starting seeds vs. transplanting)
- basic design considerations, sample plan
- irrigation considerations
- on-going maintenance

May 19 - Class #3: Home Composting Systems and Soil Health
- home composting systems
- worm composting
- in-ground composting
- compost toilets and humanure
- food waste logistics
- soil amendments

All classes are offered on a pay what you can basis. Most of my classes are valued at $25 each, but in light of the situation, you can choose to pay whatever you want, whether that’s $1 or $1000.

The business value for the entire series is $150, and you can choose to pay whatever works for you.

More Info: http://www.lynnfang.com/homestead-resiliency-a-series-of-6-pay-what-you-can-classes-to-live-well-at-home/?fbclid=IwAR2-m-gmxNGzLv4XUl1Nyz6t_xpyP68PeAgPmL5pNSbHdCppCsDCxN1UqaM

EVENTS AND VENUES May 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 CLOSED 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 CLOSED. 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

CLOSED. 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

CLOSED. 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/

Springtime at the Arboretum unfolds to offer the much-needed respite of enjoyment in the natural world. During this unprecedented time, the Arboretum remains open to serve the community, and will respond immediately to any changing needs to protect your healthy and safety. We are carefully adhering to the recommendations and requirements of the County Department of Public Health and have implemented several important measures. To maintain safe distancing, all indoor space activities and organized gatherings have been cancelled, and admission tickets are sold only through our website. We are limiting the numbers of visitors and have developed special protocols to ensure proper distancing as we admit members and guests. Our extensive road system, a key element of the Arboretum’s historic design, provides over 2.5 miles of avenues that average 18 feet across, allowing ample space for safe distances. Thankfully, much of our expansive landscape, along with spring bloom, can be enjoyed along these garden lanes. Please note that narrower paths have been closed in accordance with the County’s recent decision to close trails.

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles 90007
213-763-3466

www.nhm.org/

CLOSED. 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/

CLOSED. Check website for current listings and online content.

Rancho Los Cerritos

4600 Virginia Road
Long Beach 90807
562-206-2040

http://www.rancholoscerritos.org/

CLOSED. 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

CLOSED. 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/

CLOSED. 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/

Check website for listings.

Theodore Payne Foundation

10459 Tuxford Street
Sun Valley 91352
818-768-1802

theodorepayne.org

Online ordering and curbside pickup available.

ONLINE WEBINAR: Poppy Hour with Theodore Payne Foundation staff. Fridays at 5:30pm

Theodore Payne Foundation is excited to present Poppy Hour, a LIVE internet show about California native plant gardens, and the people and ideas behind them. Grab your beverage of choice for this botanical happy hour and join us on Zoom or YouTube where you can share questions and comments. Join Evan, Margaret, and Philip every Friday through the pandemic.

More Info: https://www.nativeplantgardentour.org/

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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