Friday, September 21; 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Crescent Farm: Inviting Nature Into Your Garden

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Saturdays, 10:00am / Crescent Farm
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.

June 16 – Preparing the Landscape for the Hot Summer
Come discuss the value of preparing the drought-tolerant landscape for the heat and drought of summer and fall.  View and learn about techniques that you can apply in your landscape.

July 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.

September 21 (Friday) – Amaranth Harvest
Please join us, in honoring the Mother Earth, and continuing to strengthen our connections to the earth and each other through the harvesting of amaranth.  Guillermo Vasquez, a spiritual leader from Guatemala, will be at the Arboretum to help lead the harvest.  Guillermo is a friend of Qachuu Aloom, a cooperative in Guatemala growing amaranth and other organic produce for local consumption and teaching others how to provide for their loved ones in the same way.

October 20 – 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 17 – Mycorrhizae
Explore with us the values of a healthy ecosystem in the garden – beginning by illuminating the subterranean secrets of Mycorrhizae! Learn how to nurture the beneficial fungi in your garden/landscape.

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Free for members / Free for non-members (with arboretum admission)

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© 2015 Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Gardens

Phone: 626.821.3222

301 N. Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA, 91007

Site Design by Kirk Projects