SPRINKLER WORKSHOP
Instructor: Laramee Haynes
Saturday, July 23
10am – 12noon
$25 Arboretum members / $35 non-members (Includes Arboretum Admission)
Please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623

“What do plants need?” is the guiding question for this sprinkler workshop. Sprinklers, when carefully designed and operated, will help your garden thrive and use less water. This intensive workshop covers basic plant needs, sprinkler system design, and sprinkler system parts such as valves, pop ups, nozzles, and how they work, irrigation controllers and finally, sprinkler maintenance.

Laramee Haynes is a garden designer, landscape contractor and frequent speaker at the arboretum. Laramee and his company, Haynes Landscape Design, have been designing and building gardens in the Pasadena area for over 15 years.


GROWING PLUMERIA WORKSHOP
Saturday, August 6, 2016
Instructor: Diana Donnellan
10am – 12noon / Rotunda – Tallac Knoll
$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

In-depth class and grove tour focused on plumeria’s impressive diversity and how you can grow them at home.


PLANT INFORMATION CLASS
Wednesdays: 1st Wednesdays of the month / 1:30pm
Wednesday, July 6: Water features that aren’t -7 Landscape Water Features You Can Install Guilt Free
Wednesday, August 3: Planning, Purchasing and Planting Your Fall Landscape Installations
Wednesday, September 7: Fall Blooming Plants at the Arboretum –Which Ones Are Perfect for Your Garden?
Wednesday, October 5: Arboretum Fall Color Preview –Know Where to Look Here at the Arboretum for those Fantastic Fall Photos
Wednesday, November 2: Fall Color Walk
Wednesday, December 7: The 10 Best Christmas Gifts for the Hipster Horticulturists in Your Life.

Free for members / Free for non-members (with Arboretum admission)
Frank McDonough, Instructor

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.


TREE IDENTIFICATION
Saturday, October 1, 2016
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Instructor: Dr. Jerry Turney

10am-12noon
$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.


HIPSTER BOTANY: CRASH COURSE IN PLANT ID
Saturday, October 15, 9am-5pm
Instructor: Frank McDonough
$60 members / $70 non-members (includes Arboretum admission)
Call 626.821.4623 to register or pay at the class

Learn how to identify the top 10 family of plants here at the Arboretum and which of those families have the best, and the worst, plants for gardens here in L.A.


HIPSTER HORTICULTURE: LOW CARBON FOOTPRINT TREES
Saturday, October 22, 10am-12pm
Instructor: Frank McDonough
$25 members / $35 non-members (includes Arboretum admission)
Call 626.821.4623 to register or pay at the class

Did you know that some trees emit significant amounts of hydrocarbons into the air? Learn which trees to avoid, and which to embrace, in order to keep your carbon footprint extra small.


ORGANIC FRUIT & VEGETABLE GARDENING
Saturdays: 12noon to 4pm
Jill Morganelli, Instructor and Horticultural Supervisor at the Arboretum
$25 Arboretum members / $35 non-members per class (includes Arboretum Admission)
Please call 626.821.4623 to register

The Organic Fruit and Vegetable Gardening classes at the Arboretum combine Biodynamic, Permaculture and other natural gardening techniques that align with the seasons. Each class is part of a 16-hour series that highlights how to build habitat and soil while providing solid horticultural practices for the ins-and-outs of growing organic fruits and vegetables. Tours of the Los Angeles Arboretum Garden for All Seasons and Crescent Farm help to give visual meaning to the concepts you learn in class. It is a great way to connect with the earth, your friends and family, and the community!

Fall – September 10, 2016
Autumn is the season of harvest and transition. The focus of this class will be on drought tolerant fruit trees, crops, and their nutritional qualities. Fall is the best time of year to plant herbs so we will also talk about savory and medicinal choices. We will finish the year with cleaning / sharpening tools and getting the garden ready for winter.

Winter – December 10, 2016
The winter class is the first class in the series because it is all about preparation. In-depth soil building techniques are discussed along with the soil food web, composting and vermiculture, cover crops, how to build raised beds, winter crops and pruning fruit trees. Suggestions for small space gardening and vertical structures are discussed. Also included in this class are the recurring themes of Urban Agriculture in Action, The Moon, the Stars, the Sky and What They Mean to Us, What a Tool, and The Good, the Bad and The Ugly. Time to break out your tools and get down to business.


GARDEN DESIGN WORKSHOP
Instructor: Laramee Haynes
Saturday, September 24
10am – 12noon
$25 Arboretum members / $35 non-members (Includes Arboretum Admission)
Please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623

Walking through a beautiful garden is like walking through art. This workshop will cover the basics of garden design and how artistic principles such as color, contrast and form can be applied. Front gardens with little or no lawn will be the focus. Often these gardens look cluttered and confusing. Photos of gardens will be used to lead a lively discussion about how the gardens could be improved.

Laramee Haynes is a garden designer, landscape contractor and frequent speaker at the arboretum. Laramee and his company, Haynes Landscape Design, have been designing and building gardens in the Pasadena area for over 15 years.


LANDSCAPING WITH RARE FRUITS
Saturday, October 8 / 10am-12pm
Instructor: Rosalind Creasy
$25 members / $35 non-members (includes Arboretum admission)
Call 626.821.4623 to register or pay at the class

Often rare fruits, especially trees, are grown in long orchard style rows. This highly efficient method, while extremely bountiful, doesn’t always fit well in the average suburban neighborhood. Rosalind Creasy, a long time landscape designer and member of CRFG, will give a PowerPoint to illustrate numerous ways these trees and shrubs can be used to enhance your landscape. She will cover the landscaping and culinary uses of fruits that many gardeners know like loquats and heirloom apples, as well as the more exotic fruits such as pink pomegranates and jujubes.


PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATE COURSE
Facilitator/Instructor: Matthew Stephens
72 Hour Permaculture Design Certification Course

September 19th-October 1st, 2016
Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm
Course Fee: $625 ($500 Early Bird Discount August 1)

This intensive 12-day course will provide students with the information essential to becoming proficient designers and for creating systems that are ecologically sound and sustainable over the long term, with an emphasis on regenerative assets and renewable resources.

“Permaculture is a system of design for creating sustainable human settlements,” according to Bill Mollison, author of Permaculture: A Designer’s Manual. Permaculture systems are modeled from natural ecological systems, inspired by patterns in nature, and exhibit similar yields, resiliency and diversity to systems found in nature.

Matthew Anthony Stephens, a student of Mollison, will facilitate the course which runs Monday through Sataurday, September 19 to October 1. Stephens is an internationally known and recognized Permaculture designer from the Southside of Chicago.

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