December 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 December 2020

Saturday, 12-05-20, 10:30am - 12:00noon
Online Webinar - Rain Barrel Installation
TLos Angeles Sanitation and Environment's Watershed Protection Program

Los Angeles Sanitation and Environment’s Watershed Protection Program hosts this free Zoom webinar to encourage city of L.A. homeowners to install rain barrels on their properties just in time for the rainy season. Aside from learning rain barrel installation tips, participants will also learn about rebates for the purchase of a rain barrel. While the webinar is free to anyone to attend, City of L.A. residents who participate will have the opportunity to win a $25 gift card from a recognized home improvement store. With many community members staying safe at home as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been an increase among residents in DIY projects that foster green practices. Installing rain barrels is a simple way to conserve water, protect the environment and reduce water bills. Sustainable gardening and landscaping expert Mike Garcia, founder of EnviroScape, will host the FREE webinar. He will provide step-by-step instructions on how to install rain barrels at your home, and also highlight how the collected rainwater can be used to irrigate lawns and gardens and minimize the amount of water flowing into storm drains and local waterways. Every day, more than 100 million gallons of urban runoff flows through L.A.’s storm drain system and out to the ocean. During storms, that figure can increase to tens of billions of gallons of rainwater flowing through L.A.’s waterways and out to the ocean. During an average wet season when Los Angeles receives 15 inches of rainfall, a 1,000 square foot home has the potential to capture 9,600 gallons of rainwater that flows off the home’s roof. This rainwater can be used for irrigation purposes. L.A. Sanitation and Environment’s Watershed Protection Program encourages Angelenos to help reduce the amount of pollution flowing through local rivers and creeks to local beaches. For more information and to register, contact lastormwater@lacity.org, 323-342-1585,

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rain-barrel-webinar-by-city-of-los-angeles-watershed-protectionprogram-registration-122165740017

Tuesday, 12-15-20, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Online Zoom Conference - Introduction to Small Scale Organic Farming for Inland Southern California Farmers
University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources and Inland Empires Resource Conservation District

University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources and Inland Empire Resource Conservation District host this online Zoom presentation oriented to anyone interested in organic farming as well as current farmers. Presentations include legal basics, soil health, nitrogen management, irrigation management, integrated pest management, common plant diseases, marketing and business management, tips from local farmers, and resources. To register, follow this link http://ucanr.edu/u.cfm?id=253 .  For more information, contact Janet Hartin, jshartin@ucanr.edu


OTHER VENUES December 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/

Second Thursdays 7:15-8:30pm. SCHS meetings start with Announcements and the Plant Forum at 7:15pm, followed by the featured speaker. Online Webinar - TBD  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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