Saturday, October 19Back to October 2013
7:45am - 3pm
Live Long and Landscape: Gardening for Health and Happiness, October 19
Presented by Garden Conservancy and the Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation
Gardening and healthy living naturally go hand in hand. What could be healthier than eating fresh, homegrown fruits, vegetables, and herbs? And the process of gardening is terrific exercise. For strength training and stretching, it’s like having a gym in your own backyard, but even better since you’re surrounded by flowers, green growing things, and the sounds of nature. Gardens are also good for the soul, as peaceful retreats and places to re-energize and de-stress.
In this fun all-day seminar we’ll:
Learn how to Turbocharge Your Landscape for Health and Longevity from landscape architect and author of Lifelong Landscape Design Mary Palmer Dargan.
Discover the ideal fruits and veggies to grow in California from the author of California Fruit & Vegetable Gardening Claire Splan.
Explore landscape feng shui through a lecture and garden walk with feng shui expert and author of Feng Shui Your Life Jayme Barrett.
Uncover the best way to get the most benefit from a garden workout, while still being good to joints and muscles, from Get Fit Through Gardening guru Jeffrey Restuccio.
And discover how to select and grow herbs for health, healing, and eating from the owner of Desert Canyon Farm and author of Homegrown Herbs Tammi Hartung
Read more about the speakers below.
For those of you who want to get an early start on the day, there will also be yoga in the garden led by Candyce Columbus.
This event is co-sponsored by the Garden Conservancy and the Los Angeles County Arboretum, and co-sponsored by Bonnie Plants and Therapeutic Landscapes Network.
Date and time
Saturday, October 19, 2013
7:45 a.m. Early-bird Yoga in the Garden
8:30 a.m. Check-in and registration
9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Lectures, lunch, book signings, and guided garden walks
Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
301 North Baldwin Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91007
$80 Members of the Garden Conservancy and LA Arboretum
$90 General admission
Register online by clicking here or or call the Garden Conservancy's West Coast office at 415.411.4300.
Mary Palmer Dargan is a nationally known principal in the Atlanta-based firm of Dargan Landscape Architects, a business she shares with her husband, Hugh Graham Dargan. Her landscape projects have appeared in many national publications and on HGTV. Her numerous awards include those from the Garden Club of America and the American Society of Landscape Architects. Her first book, Timeless Landscape Design: The Four-Part Master Plan, has become a best seller. In her latest book, Lifelong Landscape Design (Gibbs Smith, 2012), she addresses the creation of garden environments that will meet our needs through all stages of life, keeping in mind everything from social interaction and mobility, to a connection to nature and sustaining both body and soul.
Claire Splan is a freelance writer and editor based in Alameda, CA. After buying her first house in 2002, she began taking horticulture classes and remaking her gardens, which inspired her to write a blog, An Alameda Garden, about her growing interest in gardening and environmental issues. A member of the Garden Writers Association, Claire has written for several garden-related websites, done presentations at the UC Botanical Garden, the Southern California Spring Garden Show, and other venues; and has been interviewed on radio shows such as “GardenLife,” “Bob Tanem in the Garden,” and “Gardening Today.” Claire has degrees from USC and USF, and has studied Landscape Horticulture at Merritt College. Her recent book, California Fruit & Vegetable Gardening: Plant, Grow, and Eat the Best Edibles for California Gardens (Cool Springs Press, 2012) embraces both the joys and complexities of gardening in California with its astounding array of plant options and multitude of horticultural zones.
Jayme Barrett is the best-selling author of Feng Shui Your Life which has become a classic for feng shui, interior design, and life enhancement. The second edition, published in 2012, includes her passion for gardens and outdoor spaces. A certified feng shui consultant, Jayme has studied feng shui, the 3,000-year-old Chinese art of placement, with a deep commitment, researching Eastern and Western healing traditions for over fifteen years. Her clients include Hollywood insiders like Mary Steenburgen, Sela Ward, Chad Lowe, fashion designers, and movie executives, as well as members of the business world. In 2008 she was the spokesperson for the Society of American Flowers campaign “The Energy of Flowers.” She has appeared on national TV on such shows as The Today Show and she has written articles for and been featured in a host of publications, from Self Magazine to Redbook to First for Women. She is a sought-after speaker and leads workshops for corporations, resorts, and non-profits worldwide, and she regularly offers free consultations to raise money for charitable organizations, including her personal charity Children International.
Jeffrey Restuccio has been promoting his unique style of gardening as a complement to traditional exercise and sport as a means to fitness since 1992. A few examples include: a raking and hoeing stance that borrows from martial arts (Jeffrey is a first degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do), the “lunge and weed” that eliminates stooping and bending, and the horse stance which minimizes strain on the back, shoulders, and arms. His articles on gardening and fitness have appeared in a variety of publications such as Flower & Garden, Better Homes and Gardens, and Cooking Light magazines, and he has appeared on radio and TV shows. He is the author of the books Fitness the Dynamic Gardening Way and Get Fit Through Gardening: Advice, Tips, and Tools for Better Health, which combines stretching, aerobics, martial arts, and resistance training to create a comprehensive, life-long, fitness program through gardening.
Karen England is the energetic owner of Edgehill Herb Farm in Vista and is a popular garden and cooking speaker in Southern California. In her presentations she creates a multi-sensory herb experience, inviting the audience to touch and smell herbs fresh-cut from her farm, sip her special blends of herb tea, and even nibble on lavender cookies. Whether fresh or dried, sweet or savory, you’ll never look at herbs the same way again after Karen has re-introduced you to them. For more information on Karn, please visit edgehillherbfarm.com.
Yoga in the Garden Instructor
Candyce Columbus is a 200-hour certified yoga instructor and a Registered Yoga Alliance Instructor. Yoga practice has been an integral part of Candyce's life and well-being for more than nineteen years. Since 2009 she has been sharing the knowledge that has been passed on to her from many wonderful teachers. Regardless of fitness or flexibility she believes everyone can benefit from yoga. Candyce teaches multi-level, gentle classes including Asanas (yoga postures), Pranayama (breathing), Mudras (yoga in the hands), Vinyasa (yoga flow), meditation, and relaxation. Currently she leads “Yoga in the Garden” classes at the Arboretum on Tuesday evenings and Thursday mornings as well as quarterly “Four Seasons of Yoga” on Saturdays. She also teaches at numerous other locations locally.
All Dates & Times for this event
October 19, 2013
7:45AM - 3:00PM