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Saturday, November 16; 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Crescent Farm: Inviting Nature Into Your Garden


Free for members
Free for non-members (with Arboretum admission)

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Cancellation & Refund Policy
The Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation reserves the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the class non-viable. If the Arboretum cancels a class, registrants will be offered a full refund. There are no refunds for cancellations within 7 days of the start of the class. For all other cancellations, your payment will be refunded minus a 10% processing fee.

Questions? Please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623.

About This Event

Register here for July 20
Register here for September 21
CANCELLED October 19
Register here for November 16

Saturdays, 10:00am
Free for members
Free for non-members (with Arboretum admission)
Instructor: Crescent Farm Staff – Leigh Adams, John Latsko

Learn about water conservation and sustainable gardening, with hands-on experience! The Crescent Farm, located in the heart of the Arboretum just west of Baldwin Lake, is a reclaimed landscape where we explore new and ancient horticulture techniques for water conservation and food production. This is an educational training series.  Please bring gloves, drinking water; wear close-toed shoes and a hat.


July 20 – Cob Bench Workshop (Rohan Guyot-Sutherland)

Build an “earthen bench” using natural materials!  Join us to learn some of the fundamentals of Natural Building and enjoy playing in the mud! This one-of-a-kind earthen bench will be made from a fusion of strawbale and cob building techniques.  Parents are welcome to participate with their children. We are looking forward to this fun collaboration!


Rohan is a designer, builder, teacher and advocate of ReGenerative practices around the world.  With a keen eye for the inherent synergies found in nature, he uses biomimicry to shape systems in the most beneficial and efficient way.  He has managed a wide range of projects relating to self-sufficiency and adaptation to climate change, either for individuals, companies, NGOs or international institutions.  Rohan also believes in giving back to the planet and communities in need. By sharing and planting seeds, he tries to promote a regenerative lifestyle whenever he can.


September 21 – Crescent Farm for Beginners

On this day participants will learn the basics about the Crescent Farm – how its topography captures water; how wise plant choices can save water AND provide habitat and delight all year.  Learn about the educational mission of the project and enjoy first hand conversation with one its principle gardeners.


CANCELLED: October 19 – Meadow Planting

Join the many who’ve enjoyed our continuously flowering meadow!  Learn how easy it is to make such magic happen using native and compatible flowers from seed!  We’ll make seed balls for everyone to enjoy and launch!


November 16 – Fruitstitute Workshop: Intro to Backyard Orcharding & Fruit Tree Pruning

Grow your knowledge about fruit trees with Southern California fruit tree specialist and founder of Fruitstitute, Joanna Glovinsky. This lecture and demo will delineate the differences in practice and approach between backyard and commercial fruit production to teach you how to successfully grow your own backyard fruit. Using the Crescent Farm orchard as the classroom, Joanna will provide step by step instruction on how to plan, manage, and prune a backyard orchard. Learn how to prune and how to have fruit ready for harvest in your yard year round!

Fruitstitute is the only fruit tree specific service in Los Angeles. By providing fruit tree care and education to backyard growers, we take this knowledge out of the orchard and into your backyard. Founded by local fruit tree expert, Joanna Glovinsky, their mission is to create a culture change in the LA landscape and pioneer a new fruitscape.

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