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  • PLANT INFORMATION
    1st Wednesdays of the month
    1:30pm – 3:00pm
    Wednesday, January 3
    Wednesday, February 7
    Wednesday, March 7
    Wednesday, April 4
    Wednesday, May 2
    Wednesday, June 6
    Free for members / Free for non-members (with arboretum admission)
    Instructor: Frank McDonough

    Every first Wednesday of the month at 1:30 pm Arboretum Plant Information Consultant Frank McDonough covers current horticultural topics including landscaping, gardening, design, water-saving strategies and other pertinent topics. Frank also highlights the most interesting plant and gardening questions of the hundreds he receives every month and talks about the latest pests and diseases that threaten our gardens and landscapes.


    ROSE PRUNING 101
    Saturday, 1/6; 10am – 12pm
    Instructor: Jill Morganelli, Horticultural Supervisor
    $25 members / $35 non-members
    To Register please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623 or pay at the class

    Join Jill Morganelli, Gardener in the Victorian Rose Garden, for a workshop about rose pruning and rose care. January is a big month for roses: proper pruning and soil building will determine the health and beauty of roses throughout the year. Disease control will also be covered. Bring all your questions and learn everything you wanted to know about caring for your roses! There will be a demonstration in the Rose Garden afterwards. Bring water and comfortable shoes; it is about a ten minute walk.


    LANDSCAPING WITH TREES
    Saturday, January 13; 10:00 am. – 12:00 pm.
    Instructor: Jerry Turney
    $25 Arboretum members / $35 non-members (Includes Arboretum Admission)
    To Register please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623 or pay at the class

    Discover the do’s and don’ts of choosing the perfect tree for your yard or public space! Certified arborist Jerrold Turney will walk you through all of the considerations of tree selection including size, fruit-bearing potential, shade, hardiness, and pest/disease resistance. Dr. Turney will demonstrate optimal planting & maintenance practices to ensure strong growth for decades to come.

    Dr. Turney has served as the curator of the camellia gardens at the Huntington Library and
    Botanic Gardens, a research horticulturist at the Los Angeles County Arboretum, and is currently the plant pathologist for the Department of Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures for the County of Los Angeles.


    WINTER GARDEN CARE 
    Saturday, January 27; 10:00 am. – 12:00 pm.
    Instructor: Laramee Haynes
    $25 Arboretum members / $35 non-members (Includes Arboretum Admission)
    To Register please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623 or pay at the class

    Our best season for pruning plants is often winter! This workshop will review many of the plants, such as roses, salvias, and small fruit trees that benefit from winter pruning. Other garden tasks such as plant dividing, fertilizing and mulching will also be reviewed to help get your garden ready for spring.


    WILD MUSHROOM IDENTIFICATION
    Saturday, February 3; 10:00 am. – 12:00 pm.
    Instructor: Jerry Turney
    $25 Arboretum members / $35 non-members (Includes Arboretum Admission)
    To Register please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623 or pay at the class

    The mushroom identification class will cover the main characteristics of mushrooms used to identify mushrooms to genus and species. The class will cover the major genera and species that are common to Southern California and where they are likely to be found. The most common wild edible mushrooms and those that are poisonous will be covered. The edibility of many mushrooms is not known as they are either too small or woody to be of interest. A one hour walk through the gardens will follow the lecture to look for mushrooms and other interesting fungi.


    RAISED BED GARDENING WITH FARMSCAPE
    Saturday, February 24, 2018; 10am – 12pm
    Matthew Geldin / Farmscape
    $25 Arboretum members / $35 non-members (Includes Arboretum Admission)
    To Register please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623 or pay at the class

    Do you grow food in raised garden beds? So do we! After installing and maintaining hundreds of raised bed gardens, we’d like to think we’ve learned a thing or two by now. Join us for a workshop that will cover picking the right soil for your raised bed, manual and automatic irrigation techniques, garden planning, and seasonal growing tips to help you achieve abundant harvests in your vegetable garden!


    TREE IDENTIFICATION
    Saturdays, 10am – 12pm
    March 3 – Palm Room
    April 7 – Bamboo Room
    May 5 – Palm Room
    Instructor: Jerry Turney
    Per Class – $25 Arboretum members / $35 non-members (Includes Arboretum Admission)
    To Register please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623 or pay at the class

    Do you know the trees of Southern California? We have one of the most diverse urban forests in the USA. This class will teach you about different trees on each three Saturdays for a total of 60 trees. Each class will have a one hour lecture that will cover 20 tree species followed by a walk in the Arboretum to see the trees that were covered during the lecture.

    Dr. Jerrold Turney, plant pathologist and certified arborist, will teach you to identify trees, their growth habit, their native country, how they should be cared for, any common diseases or insect pests that attack them, and the best place in your garden to plant them.

    Dr. Turney has served as the curator of the camellia gardens at the Huntington Library and
    Botanic Gardens, a research horticulturist at the Los Angeles County Arboretum, and is currently the plant pathologist for the Department of Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures
    for the County of Los Angeles.


    INTRODUCTION TO PLANT IDENTIFICATION
    Fridays; 1:30pm – 4pm
    $60 members / $70 non-members (includes Arboretum admission)
    Instructor: Frank McDonough
    Friday, April 6
    Friday, April 13
    Friday, April 20
    Friday, April 27
    To Register please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623 or pay at the class

    Arboretum Botanist, Frank McDonough, will instruct this class that looks at more than a dozen major plant families represented by specimens here at the Arboretum.  You will learn about plant classification, how to identify plants genus, family and order using both printed and digital plant keys. You will also learn how to identify and determine the most important plant structures for identifying an unknown plant, strategies for using the internet to help you identify plants and other tools and skills useful in plant identification.

    Each student is required to have: a 10X or 20X jewelers loop (preferably with light) and copy of “How to Identify Plants” by H.D. Harrington.


    KEEP IT, TOSS IT, OR PRUNE IT!  HOW TO RENOVATE AN EXISTING GARDEN
    Saturday, April 14; 10:00 am. – 12:00 pm.
    Instructor: Laramee Haynes
    $25 Arboretum members / $35 non-members (Includes Arboretum Admission)
    To Register please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623 or pay at the class

    Old gardens often have wonderful, mature plants. Carefully choosing what to keep, what to remove and pruning the rest can result in a beautiful garden for less cost. This workshop will use photos of existing gardens to guide a group discussion about making garden improvements.


    GREYWATER 101: GROW FRUIT AT HOME WITH YOUR BATH AND LAUNDRY WATER
    Saturday, May 26, 2018; 10am – 11am
    Free for members / Free for non-members (with arboretum admission)
    To Register please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623 or pay at the class

    Learn how you can save water and grow delicious sub-tropical fruits with greywater.
    Greywater, water from sinks, showers, and washing machines, is a great source of irrigation and can greatly reduce your outdoor water use. Greywater systems are especially important in times of drought. Come learn about common and popular greywater systems, design considerations, water saving potential, fruit growing potential, costs, regulations, health and safety, soaps and products, and how to choose a system that is a good match for your home and landscape.

    Greywater Action is a collaborative of educators who teach residents and tradespeople about affordable and simple household water systems that dramatically reduce water use and foster sustainable cultures of water.

    The Greening San Gabriel Valley free greywater workshops and Spring 2018 greywater tour are made possible by a generous grant from Patagonia Pasadena.

    Visit www.GreywaterAction.org for upcoming classes and tour schedules.

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