What’s Happening in Gardening
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN GARDENING 2017
Hosted by Matt-Dell & Rebecca Tufenkian
8 Thursdays / 9:30am – 12noon / Palm Room – $140 for the series / $25 per class (includes Arboretum admission)
5 Sundays / 1:00pm – 3:00pm / Palm Room – $25 Arboretum members / $35 non-members (Includes Arboretum Admission)
Each class begins with an open discussion which may or may not include: show & tell, current events, culture tips, pest problems, and introductions of new plants. The class will also include lectures or hands-on workshops from the following speakers.To Register please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623 or pay at the class
Thursday Class Session: (9:30-12:00pm)
Sept 14, Nancy Bird – Garden Rocks
Colorful rocks go a long way to adding points of interest to your yard. And you can find them for free on Bureau of Land Management property-our land! Guest speaker, Nancy Bird, will have handouts of the rules, maps, and resources. All 3 types of rocks, sedimentary (for instance sandstone), igneous (volcanic), and metamorphic (one that has changed), will be displayed. Nancy started collecting rocks and plants in her 20’s. She is Past President of 2 Gem & Mineral Societies and the Year Around Garden Club in Whittier, for which she is in charge of horticulture.
Sept 21, Erika WainDecker – Beekeeping: A Symbiotic Relationship
As we already know, bees play a significant role in our lives, but the relationship between the beekeep and the ladies is one that is seldom explored. Erika WainDecker, co-owner of Klausesbees, will relate her experience of being a “Guardian of the Bee.” http://www.klausesbees.com/
Sept 28, Christine Anthony – Gardening for your Dining Table
Our guest will offer great tips of Fall plant and fruit tree choices with an eye towards cooking delicious Fall and Winter meals. You may remember Christine Anthony from the Arboretum’s Great Tomato Talk and Sale. She is also the Renee’s Garden Seeds rep to The Arboretum and a UCCE Master Gardener, she shares practical tips learned from life long experience in the garden and the kitchen. Please be prepared to share your recipe ideas and gardening tips with one and all, too.
Oct 5, **Field Trip** to Altadena Community Garden with Yvonne Savio (MUST PREREGISTER!)
The Altadena Community Garden was established on the site of the former Mt. Lowe Military Academy through the cooperation of diverse community interests – homeowners, park devotees, equestrians, tennis advocates, and political leaders. Join us for a tour of this historic garden and then gather with us as we share Fall Planting ideas in the garden with our own Yvonne Savio, former head of the UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program. http://www.gardeninginla.net/
Oct 12, Sherry Tobin – The Arboretum’s Propagation Greenhouses
Unless you are an Arboretum Volunteer, you may never have met Plant Nursery Worker/Manager/Goddess, Sherry Tobin. Join us as she welcomes us to the Arboretum’s Propagation Greenhouses – not open to the public. She will share some of her propagation techniques and plants that are being grown especially for the Arboretum’s collections.
Oct 19, Matt-Dell Tufenkian – Invasion Biology and Other Gardening Philosophies
Invasion biology is a scientific discipline that studies the human transport and introduction of species throughout the world, as well as the subsequent spread of these species and their health, economic, and environmental impacts. This theory has inspired many gardeners to strictly limit their plant choices or change their gardening habits in an effort to be more environmentally correct, but what happens when gardening philosophies clash?
Oct 26, Jose & Carrie Hernandez – Urban Homesteading
Our guest speakers for this week run their own Urban Homestead, CJ’s Organic Farm. They will share some of the various techniques they use (composting; worm castings; hydroponics/aquaponics; companion planting; ponds, and hoopoes construction) to make their small plot of land support their family and grow sellable produce that they bring to local farmers markets and CSA boxes.
Nov 2, Nick Hummingbird – Hahamongna Nursery
Hahamongna Cooperative Nursery is an invaluable asset to the Arroyo Seco and Southern California, providing low-cost native plants for restoration, conservation and park uses. Nick Hummingbird is the Hahamongna Nursery Manager. Nick has worked on the Channel Islands doing large-scale habitat restoration with the National Park Service and also received training from Theodore Payne Foundation and Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden in Claremont. http://www.arroyoseco.org/nursery.htm
Separately offered by “What’s Happening in Gardening” hosts:
Thursdays 11/9 & 11/16, SUCCULENT WREATH CLASSES
Special fee : $45
Pre-registration Required: please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623 or pay at the class
Looking for a new centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table? Come to our class and make your own. Succulent wreaths are fun to make and a beautiful addition to any home decor. During this hands-on class, we will make our own wreaths just in time for them to grow in and look even more lush for the Holidays. (Materials fee is included in the class tuition.)