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Register here for Tuesday, February 2 Register here for Tuesday, February 9 Register here for Tuesday, February 16 Register here for Tuesday, February 23

With careful consideration of safety guidelines, we are delighted to bring back yoga.  Classes are limited to 15. Masks and social distancing will be required. This class is also offered on Saturday mornings at 8:30-9:45am. *Please arrive 10 minutes before class to ensure you have time to check in!  Refunds will not be granted to registered guests who miss the class due to tardiness.   Yoga has been celebrated for millennia for its ability to improve circulation, build mobility and flexibility, and support physical and psychological balance. Our gentle all-levels Garden Yoga program accesses the Arboretum’s natural tranquility to deepen your body’s capacity to heal and strengthen itself. Due to the cold weather, our Tuesday evening classes will be held in Ayres Hall with ample space for social distancing and air circulation. You are welcome to enjoy the garden during the day prior to attending the class; admission for the garden is included in registration to this class. Brie Wakeland received her 200 hour yoga instructor certification in Rishikesh, India. She has practiced privately for 16 years and has taught in group settings since 2013. Recently she became certified to also teach children through both Yoga for Youth and Zooga Yoga. Brie also just finished her advanced 300 hour yoga teacher certification through Wanderlust Hollywood in the summer of 2020! Her mission is to help each individual find a yoga practice that works best for them. Questions? Please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623 or email at education@arboretum.org. [post_title] => Yoga in the Garden - Evenings [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => yoga-in-the-garden-evenings-4 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2021-01-22 10:39:50 [post_modified_gmt] => 2021-01-22 18:39:50 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.arboretum.org/?post_type=events&p=38308 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [META] => 1246875 [meta_value] => 2021-02-16 17:30:00 [day] => 16 [time] => 5:30PM [theRow] => 2 ) [1] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 22872 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-10-23 23:27:35 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-10-23 23:27:35 [post_content] =>

ARBORETUM NATURE KIDS

ONSITE SCHOOL-YEAR CAMP PROGRAM

Arboretum Nature Kids is a school-year enrichment program designed to provide children with joyful experiences in nature, exciting hands-on activities, and meaningful peer interactions, all in a safe setting.  By integrating playful exploration of our gardens with nature-themed science and art activities, Arboretum Nature Kids unlocks entirely new avenues for children to learn and explore at their own pace while fostering socialization and healthy child development.

All sessions are from 1:30-5:30pm, Monday/Wednesday/Friday:

4 week sessions:

January Session: 1/18/21 to 2/12/21 February Session: 2/15/21 to 3/12/21 March Session: 3/15/21 to 4/9/21 April Session: 4/12/21 to 5/7/21

$525 non-members; $500 members

 

Click HERE for full program details and registration information.

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Register here for February 4 Register here for February 11 Register here for February 18 Register here for February 25

Instructor: Arnold Chien Thursdays 9:30-11:00am $20 per class for Arboretum members $25 per class for non-members Tai Chi is a martial art based on the theory of an ancient classic called “I Ching”.  Kinetic Tai Chi is created by Master Chien based on this foundation coupling with contemporary Physics of potential & kinetic energy. The training sessions include striking, throwing & submission techniques. There are 10 levels of form to advance. Combining this advanced physical routine with Tai Chi’s rich thinking, students will benefit lifelong health, achieve mental superiority and enjoy high level combat skills. Master Chien is the founder of Kinetic Tai Chi and 2014 Kung Fu Master of USC Pacific Asia Museum. In 2013 he became the first instructor to teach Tai Chi at the legendary Gold’s Gym, Arcadia, CA.  Chien’s heavy focus on the principle of softness to conquer hardness has helped students to achieve not only the physical limitations, but their mental ones as well, thereby reach the ultimate level of “soft as silk and hard as steel”. [post_title] => Tai Chi [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => tai-chi-4 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-12-19 09:30:55 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-12-19 17:30:55 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.arboretum.org/?post_type=events&p=37747 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [META] => 1215119 [meta_value] => 2021-02-18 09:30:00 [day] => 18 [time] => 9:30AM [theRow] => 2 ) [3] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 22872 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-10-23 23:27:35 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-10-23 23:27:35 [post_content] =>

ARBORETUM NATURE KIDS

ONSITE SCHOOL-YEAR CAMP PROGRAM

Arboretum Nature Kids is a school-year enrichment program designed to provide children with joyful experiences in nature, exciting hands-on activities, and meaningful peer interactions, all in a safe setting.  By integrating playful exploration of our gardens with nature-themed science and art activities, Arboretum Nature Kids unlocks entirely new avenues for children to learn and explore at their own pace while fostering socialization and healthy child development.

All sessions are from 1:30-5:30pm, Monday/Wednesday/Friday:

4 week sessions:

January Session: 1/18/21 to 2/12/21 February Session: 2/15/21 to 3/12/21 March Session: 3/15/21 to 4/9/21 April Session: 4/12/21 to 5/7/21

$525 non-members; $500 members

 

Click HERE for full program details and registration information.

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Register here for Saturday, February 6 Register here for Saturday, February 13 Register here for Saturday, February 20 Register here for Saturday, February 27

Enrollment is limited to 15 for this evening class. Masks and social distancing will be required. Advance online registration is required for Forest Bathing. Sorry no drop-ins. Inspired by the Japanese practice of shinrin yoku, Forest Bathing has been scientifically proven to boost immune strength, reduce stress, and improve cognitive functioning. But beyond these physiological changes, Forest Bathing also offers us the opportunity to deepen our relationship with the natural world. By slowing down and carefully observing with all our senses, we may begin to notice incredible things that may have eluded us for our whole lives. In escaping the rapid pace of our daily routines, we may find unparalleled beauty in the moment and in doing so, relax into the beauty all around us. On your walk, a certified guide will offer a series of guided invitations to assist you in finding your own authentic way of interacting with the land at the Los Angeles Arboretum. There’s no right or wrong way to do it and it’s great for all ages; just come and be yourself. It’s all welcome in the forest. *Please arrive 10 minutes before class to ensure you are not left behind!  Refunds will not be granted to registered guests who miss the walk due to tardiness.   [post_title] => Forest Bathing [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => forest-bathing-3 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2021-01-12 14:22:54 [post_modified_gmt] => 2021-01-12 22:22:54 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.arboretum.org/?post_type=events&p=38110 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [META] => 1237708 [meta_value] => 2021-02-20 08:00:00 [day] => 20 [time] => 8:00AM [theRow] => 2 ) [5] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 38305 [post_author] => 13 [post_date] => 2021-01-22 10:34:29 [post_date_gmt] => 2021-01-22 18:34:29 [post_content] =>

Register here for Saturday, February 6 Register here for Saturday, February 13 Register here for Saturday, February 20 Register here for Saturday, February 27

With careful consideration of safety guidelines, we are delighted to bring back yoga.  Classes are limited to 15. Masks and social distancing will be required. This class is also offered on Saturday mornings at 8:30-9:45am. *Please arrive 10 minutes before class to ensure you have time to check in!  Refunds will not be granted to registered guests who miss the class due to tardiness.   Step into the shady sanctuary of our gardens’ lush foliage and learn to release tension in your mind and body. Yoga has been celebrated for millennia for its ability to improve circulation, build mobility and flexibility, and support physical and psychological balance. Our gentle all-levels Garden Yoga program accesses the Arboretum’s natural tranquility to deepen your body’s capacity to heal and strengthen itself. Brie Wakeland received her 200 hour yoga instructor certification in Rishikesh, India. She has practiced privately for 16 years and has taught in group settings since 2013. Recently she became certified to also teach children through both Yoga for Youth and Zooga Yoga. Brie also just finished her advanced 300 hour yoga teacher certification through Wanderlust Hollywood in the summer of 2020! Her mission is to help each individual find a yoga practice that works best for them. Questions? Please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623 or email at education@arboretum.org. [post_title] => Yoga in the Garden – Mornings [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => yoga-in-the-garden-mornings-4 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2021-01-22 10:34:29 [post_modified_gmt] => 2021-01-22 18:34:29 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.arboretum.org/?post_type=events&p=38305 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [META] => 1246795 [meta_value] => 2021-02-20 08:30:00 [day] => 20 [time] => 8:30AM [theRow] => 2 ) [6] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 38298 [post_author] => 13 [post_date] => 2021-01-22 09:37:51 [post_date_gmt] => 2021-01-22 17:37:51 [post_content] =>

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Instructor: Irena Stathis Date: Saturday, February 20; 10am-12pm Price: $20 members, $25 non-members In this class, we will look at some of our calming nerviness and nerve tonics to support us through times of great stress and anxiety. We will be working with potent herbs to calm the mind, release tension, relax the body, and promote restful sleep. We will explore the many varied properties and uses of some of our most common gentle herbs like Chamomile and Melissa as well as other less well-known remedies for the psyche and nervous system. Class will run about two hours. You will want a quiet, comfortable place to sit, where you won't be disturbed, a notebook and some hot water for making tea nearby. To prepare for class, it is recommended getting some Chamomile tea (Irena suggests Traditional Medicinals brand, but whatever you can find is okay). Also, some fresh or dried Lavender flowers (fresh is preferable, so if you don't have any in your garden look around in your neighborhood or perhaps buy a small plant from a nursery), even Lavender essential oil will do, if that's all you have. Lastly, some Lemon Balm tea bags. Try looking at a local health food store or market. If you aren't able to find all three, don't worry, you will still be able to participate in the class, but having the herbs with you will certainly add to the experience! The zoom link will be emailed to registered participants 24 hours before the class. For questions, email the Education Department at education@arboretum.org.  

Irena Cora Stathis is an Herbalist and Educator specializing in self-care, natural beauty, herbal foods and preventative wellness. She handcrafts botanical beauty products, hydrosols, herbal teas, extracts, essences, and balms from the plants in her garden and those that she carefully tends in the wild. She teaches workshops on the Art and Craft of Herbalism at the Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia and she will be offering new classes online this year as well as some limited attendance, outdoor plant explorations.

Last year, she founded the Flowering Earth School of Herbalism with a 10-month Immersion, a hands-on, experiential-based program which explores the many pathways of healing with plant medicines via our own personal connection to the plants and the Earth. 

To find out more about her workshops and future offerings, follow her on Facebook: Abalone Herbals, Instagram: @abaloneherbals or you can email her at abaloneherbals@gmail.com.

Irena is ever grateful to her teachers, mentors and friends who have generously shared their vast knowledge and understanding with her and many others, for all the people who came before and have passed down their teachings and traditions, and to the beautiful, wild, and selfless beings who offer up their healing wisdom and medicine, the plants themselves. 

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Del Tredici's botanical career started in 1972 as a technician running the research greenhouses at the Harvard Forest in Petersham, Massachusetts where he studied nitrogen-fixation in non-leguminous plants. In 1979, he started working at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University in Boston and continued there until his retirement in 2014. During those 35 years, Del Tredici served as the Assistant Plant Propagator, Curator of the Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection, Editor of Arnoldia, Director of Living Collections, and Senior Research Scientist. Register here.

His research interests are wide ranging and include subjects such as the trees and shrubs of temperate China, the root systems of woody plants, the botany and horticulture of magnolias, stewartias and hemlocks, and the natural and cultural history of the Ginkgo tree. Since 2004, Del Tredici’s work has focused on urban ecology and climate change.

He was also an Associate Professor in Practice in the Landscape Architecture Department at the Harvard Graduate School of Design from 1992 through 2016 where he taught a range of courses from plant identification to soils to urban ecology and climate change. From 2016 through 2019, he taught in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) at MIT. In 2013, Del Tredici was awarded the prestigious Veitch Gold Medal by The Royal Horticultural Society (England) “in recognition of services given in the advancement of the science and practice of horticulture.” Register here.

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  4 WEEK SATURDAY SERIES: FEBRUARY SESSION:  February 13, 20, 27, March 5 MARCH SESSION: March 13, 20, 27, April 3 APRIL SESSION:  April 10, 17, 24, May 1 Time: 11:15am-12pm Cost: Members: $60 per person; Non-Members: $68 per person *Each participating family member requires a registration fee.  In this gentle, all-levels yoga series, we explore a different kid-friendly nature theme each week with a correlating technique. Themes include animals, outer space, habitats, the four elements, germination, and much more! Immersed in the Arboretum’s natural tranquility, we will use our imaginations to deepen our body’s capacity to heal and strengthen itself while working on our grounding, calming, focus, and concentration. With the goal of building the strength of the Whole Family, everyone is welcome! In addition to what is offered the during the class, your instructor will provide families with a digital archive of resources so that you can continue your family yoga practice at home. This will include all of the lessons you will do over the course series, with photos and cues so they are easy to recall as well as ideas for other ways to incorporate mindful movement at home, providing tools that are integral for social, emotional, and physical development. *Price includes admission to the Arboretum. *For Arboretum members, remember to create your Arboretum account to get the discount at checkout. For instructions on how to create an account click here. To create an account click here. *Mats and blankets are not provided- Please bring your own. *Classes are limited to 15 participants. *Masks are required for all participants 2 years of age and older. *Social distancing is required throughout the class. *Health screenings will be conducted prior to class participation. *Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow time for parking and health screening. COVID-19 COMPLIANCE:  This program has been modified from its original format to comply with COVID-19 safety guidelines. All participants two years old and above are required to wear protective face coverings. Social distancing will be in place throughout the program, arranged by the instructor. Families will have individual sets of supplies so that objects are not shared by different hands. Groups will not exceed 15 participants, and health screenings of all participants (including temperature checks) will be conducted before the beginning of each class. 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. Refunds will not be granted to registered guests who miss the class due to tardiness.
About the Instructor:  Blaire Embrey starting training in dance at 4 years old, thus beginning her foundational practice of movement as healing. After 17 years of dance, she received her Childspace certification, a Feldenkrais based practice, that brings the trainees through their own physical re-birth. Her practice focuses on working with children and their parents by fostering development through play, encouraging this internal Wisdom to develop and bloom from birth.  In August of 2019 she completed her 300 hour Shamanic Yoga Certification. Her primary source of education has been through Medicine Wheel trainings and Mastery Trainings in Canada, Mexico, and Peru. [post_title] => Whole Family Yoga [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => whole-family-yoga-2 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2021-02-17 12:44:51 [post_modified_gmt] => 2021-02-17 20:44:51 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.arboretum.org/?post_type=events&p=37216 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [META] => 1179713 [meta_value] => 2021-02-20 11:15:00 [day] => 20 [time] => 11:15AM [theRow] => 1 ) [9] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 29986 [post_author] => 13 [post_date] => 2019-12-28 21:45:59 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-12-28 21:45:59 [post_content] =>

Introducing “Acorns & Oaks!”

Be among the first seeds to sprout in this exciting new early childhood series!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

SIX SUNDAYS SERIES: FEBRUARY/MARCH CLASS:  February 21st, 28th, March 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th  APRIL/MAY CLASS:  April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9  TWO TIMES AVAILABLE:  Session 1: 9:15-10:15am; Session 2: 10:30-11:30am

REGISTRATION FEES ARE PER PERSON: 

Members: $103 per person Non-Members: $108 per person *Each child and each adult participating requires a registration fee.   *For Arboretum members, remember to create your Arboretum account to get the discount at checkout. For instructions on how to create an account click here. To create an account click here. COVID-19 COMPLIANCE: This program has been modified from its original format to comply with COVID-19 safety guidelines.  All participants two years old and above are required to wear protective face coverings.  Social distancing will be in place throughout the program, arranged by the instructor.  Families will have individual sets of supplies so that objects are not shared by different hands.  Groups will not exceed 15 participants, and health screenings of all participants (including temperature checks) will be conducted before the beginning of each class.   ACORNS & OAKS is a unique, homegrown, parent-child educational program that is rooted in whole-child philosophy & developmental play. Starting November, you can experience this wonderful program in the beautiful gardens of the Arboretum! Designed to provide outdoor, nature-based learning experiences for babies, toddlers and children up to the age of 5, the goal is to help our little acorns grow into mighty oaks!  Acorns & Oaks fosters parent and child bonding through tactile play with nature, crafts, songs, stories, and sensory integration. The program provides little ones with a natural environment in which to practice and further develop all growing abilities, particularly gross/fine motor, cognitive, and social-emotional skills. It also offers parents and caregivers the much-needed time to socialize and relax in a beautiful setting. The program is mixed-age for a “family learning” style, and siblings are warmly encouraged. All domains of development are nourished through intentional teaching and hands-on learning. A simple curriculum, group singing, & nurturing tactile play offer the perfect growth experience. Sessions offer direct contact with nature, crafts, songs, stories, and sensory integration. Acorns & Oaks is led by Betsy Edelberg, founder of Playgroup Los Angeles. Acorns & Oaks is mixed age for a family learning style, and siblings are welcome. Questions? Please contact Brooke Applegate at brooke.applegate@arboretum.org

“Acorns & Oaks” classes are taught by Betsy Edelberg (founder of Playgroup LA) who has taught hundreds of parents and children over 12 years! Betsy holds a degree in Child Development. She has certifications in Children’s Yoga, Brain Gym, and training in Waldorf Early Child Education.     [post_title] => Acorns & Oaks [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => acorns-oaks [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2021-02-22 11:05:32 [post_modified_gmt] => 2021-02-22 19:05:32 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.arboretum.org/?post_type=events&p=29986 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [META] => 1188652 [meta_value] => 2021-02-21 09:15:00 [day] => 21 [time] => 9:15AM [theRow] => 24 ) [10] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 29986 [post_author] => 13 [post_date] => 2019-12-28 21:45:59 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-12-28 21:45:59 [post_content] =>

Introducing “Acorns & Oaks!”

Be among the first seeds to sprout in this exciting new early childhood series!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

SIX SUNDAYS SERIES: FEBRUARY/MARCH CLASS:  February 21st, 28th, March 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th  APRIL/MAY CLASS:  April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9  TWO TIMES AVAILABLE:  Session 1: 9:15-10:15am; Session 2: 10:30-11:30am

REGISTRATION FEES ARE PER PERSON: 

Members: $103 per person Non-Members: $108 per person *Each child and each adult participating requires a registration fee.   *For Arboretum members, remember to create your Arboretum account to get the discount at checkout. For instructions on how to create an account click here. To create an account click here. COVID-19 COMPLIANCE: This program has been modified from its original format to comply with COVID-19 safety guidelines.  All participants two years old and above are required to wear protective face coverings.  Social distancing will be in place throughout the program, arranged by the instructor.  Families will have individual sets of supplies so that objects are not shared by different hands.  Groups will not exceed 15 participants, and health screenings of all participants (including temperature checks) will be conducted before the beginning of each class.   ACORNS & OAKS is a unique, homegrown, parent-child educational program that is rooted in whole-child philosophy & developmental play. Starting November, you can experience this wonderful program in the beautiful gardens of the Arboretum! Designed to provide outdoor, nature-based learning experiences for babies, toddlers and children up to the age of 5, the goal is to help our little acorns grow into mighty oaks!  Acorns & Oaks fosters parent and child bonding through tactile play with nature, crafts, songs, stories, and sensory integration. The program provides little ones with a natural environment in which to practice and further develop all growing abilities, particularly gross/fine motor, cognitive, and social-emotional skills. It also offers parents and caregivers the much-needed time to socialize and relax in a beautiful setting. The program is mixed-age for a “family learning” style, and siblings are warmly encouraged. All domains of development are nourished through intentional teaching and hands-on learning. A simple curriculum, group singing, & nurturing tactile play offer the perfect growth experience. Sessions offer direct contact with nature, crafts, songs, stories, and sensory integration. Acorns & Oaks is led by Betsy Edelberg, founder of Playgroup Los Angeles. Acorns & Oaks is mixed age for a family learning style, and siblings are welcome. Questions? Please contact Brooke Applegate at brooke.applegate@arboretum.org

“Acorns & Oaks” classes are taught by Betsy Edelberg (founder of Playgroup LA) who has taught hundreds of parents and children over 12 years! Betsy holds a degree in Child Development. She has certifications in Children’s Yoga, Brain Gym, and training in Waldorf Early Child Education.     [post_title] => Acorns & Oaks [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => acorns-oaks [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2021-02-22 11:05:32 [post_modified_gmt] => 2021-02-22 19:05:32 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.arboretum.org/?post_type=events&p=29986 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [META] => 1188656 [meta_value] => 2021-02-21 10:30:00 [day] => 21 [time] => 10:30AM [theRow] => 25 ) [11] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 22872 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-10-23 23:27:35 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-10-23 23:27:35 [post_content] =>

ARBORETUM NATURE KIDS

ONSITE SCHOOL-YEAR CAMP PROGRAM

Arboretum Nature Kids is a school-year enrichment program designed to provide children with joyful experiences in nature, exciting hands-on activities, and meaningful peer interactions, all in a safe setting.  By integrating playful exploration of our gardens with nature-themed science and art activities, Arboretum Nature Kids unlocks entirely new avenues for children to learn and explore at their own pace while fostering socialization and healthy child development.

All sessions are from 1:30-5:30pm, Monday/Wednesday/Friday:

4 week sessions:

January Session: 1/18/21 to 2/12/21 February Session: 2/15/21 to 3/12/21 March Session: 3/15/21 to 4/9/21 April Session: 4/12/21 to 5/7/21

$525 non-members; $500 members

 

Click HERE for full program details and registration information.

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Register here for Tuesday, February 2 Register here for Tuesday, February 9 Register here for Tuesday, February 16 Register here for Tuesday, February 23

With careful consideration of safety guidelines, we are delighted to bring back yoga.  Classes are limited to 15. Masks and social distancing will be required. This class is also offered on Saturday mornings at 8:30-9:45am. *Please arrive 10 minutes before class to ensure you have time to check in!  Refunds will not be granted to registered guests who miss the class due to tardiness.   Yoga has been celebrated for millennia for its ability to improve circulation, build mobility and flexibility, and support physical and psychological balance. Our gentle all-levels Garden Yoga program accesses the Arboretum’s natural tranquility to deepen your body’s capacity to heal and strengthen itself. Due to the cold weather, our Tuesday evening classes will be held in Ayres Hall with ample space for social distancing and air circulation. You are welcome to enjoy the garden during the day prior to attending the class; admission for the garden is included in registration to this class. Brie Wakeland received her 200 hour yoga instructor certification in Rishikesh, India. She has practiced privately for 16 years and has taught in group settings since 2013. Recently she became certified to also teach children through both Yoga for Youth and Zooga Yoga. Brie also just finished her advanced 300 hour yoga teacher certification through Wanderlust Hollywood in the summer of 2020! Her mission is to help each individual find a yoga practice that works best for them. Questions? Please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623 or email at education@arboretum.org. [post_title] => Yoga in the Garden - Evenings [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => yoga-in-the-garden-evenings-4 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2021-01-22 10:39:50 [post_modified_gmt] => 2021-01-22 18:39:50 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.arboretum.org/?post_type=events&p=38308 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [META] => 1246879 [meta_value] => 2021-02-23 17:30:00 [day] => 23 [time] => 5:30PM [theRow] => 3 ) [13] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 22872 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-10-23 23:27:35 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-10-23 23:27:35 [post_content] =>

ARBORETUM NATURE KIDS

ONSITE SCHOOL-YEAR CAMP PROGRAM

Arboretum Nature Kids is a school-year enrichment program designed to provide children with joyful experiences in nature, exciting hands-on activities, and meaningful peer interactions, all in a safe setting.  By integrating playful exploration of our gardens with nature-themed science and art activities, Arboretum Nature Kids unlocks entirely new avenues for children to learn and explore at their own pace while fostering socialization and healthy child development.

All sessions are from 1:30-5:30pm, Monday/Wednesday/Friday:

4 week sessions:

January Session: 1/18/21 to 2/12/21 February Session: 2/15/21 to 3/12/21 March Session: 3/15/21 to 4/9/21 April Session: 4/12/21 to 5/7/21

$525 non-members; $500 members

 

Click HERE for full program details and registration information.

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February 24, 2021

East of East: The Making of Greater El Monte Edited by By Romeo Guzmán, Carribean Fragoza, Alex Sayf Cummings, & Ryan Reft, New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2020]. ISBN: 9781978805484. “.The editors of [the book] see deeper truths. Greater El Monte, it turns out, is the setting for a story as rich and tangled as the flora that still covers the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area, a patch of parkland that lies, relatively unspoiled, in the watershed the El Montes call home. East of East is a crowd-sourced history of the community, with essays by 31 contributors, many of whom draw from the archive of oral histories, photographs, and documents assembled by the activists of the South El Monte Arts Posse.” — Héctor Tobar, Los Angeles Review of Books East of East: The Making of Greater El Monte, is an edited collection of thirty-one essays that trace the experience of a California community over three centuries, from eighteenth-century Spanish colonization to twenty-first century globalization. Employing traditional historical scholarship, oral history, creative nonfiction and original art, the book provides a radical new history of El Monte and South El Monte, showing how interdisciplinary and community-engaged scholarship can break new ground in public history. East of East tells stories that have been excluded from dominant historical narratives--stories that long survived only in the popular memory of residents, as well as narratives that have been almost completely buried and all but forgotten. Its cast of characters includes white vigilantes, Mexican anarchists, Japanese farmers, labor organizers, civil rights pioneers, and punk rockers, as well as the ordinary and unnamed youth who generated a vibrant local culture at dances and dive bars.

March 31, 2021

Two Old Women: An Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage, and Survival, by Velma Wallis, New York Harper Collins 1993. ISBN: 0060975849. “In a straightforward and engaging manner...Wallis retells the traditional Athabascan legend of a nomadic tribe, caught in a brutally harsh winter, that can no longer care for a pair of old women who have become somewhat of a burden to them. Faced with imminent starvation, the tribe decides to leave the women,...behind. Once the old women have recovered from the initial shock of being abandoned, they begin an unexpectedly spirited battle against the cruelest of elements...Rediscovering the skills they learned in their youth, the women defy their death sentence...The conclusion affirms the importance of community, respect, and mutual contribution.”  Vanessa Holford , VCU Scholar Compass An Athabascan Indian of Alaska's Yukon flats, author Velma Wallis retells a classic legend wherein two old women are abandoned by their tribe during a brutal winter famine and must survive on their own or die trying. A wise and simple story now in paperback. Winner of a 1993 Western State Book Award.

April 28, 20201

The Cockroaches of Stay More by Donald Harington, San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, ©1989. ISBN: 0151182701. “Harington dips into allegory, and almost dispenses with any human characters, by describing the run-down later days of his town. The animals who inherit its ruins, and worship Man, tell the present-day tale... Their foibles and personal epiphanies bring to the reader a sense of the timeless nature of love, longing, and passion. This sensitive and unconventional story was dedicated to Harington's grown daughters and stepson, and became a bedtime tale that he never told — nor that anyone would expect. And yet, like the best children's tales, it can disturb the sensibilities of adults much more. Doom, for the roaches, is rung out in a deep bell that's almost beyond their power of hearing — as other bells of truth, about the transience of love, may be for human readers..”— Steve Reed, Monadnock Review "Harington turns to the insect world of his Ozark town of Stay More. The cockroach community perambulate on gitalongs and apprehend their environment through sniffwhips. Maidens dance to the scents and sounds of the bewitching Purple Symphony of early evening. The faithful attend prayer meetings - the exalted Lord is Man, of the Holy House, (so called because when He's drunk He shoots holes in the walls with His guns). Meet our hero Squire Sam Ingledew, an intrepid fighter, philosopher, and leader, afflicted by deafness - and by acute bashfulness in the presence of females. Meet the lovely Letitia Dingletoon, who lives with her Maw, Paw, and forty-two siblings in an old log, and is in a fair way of losing her virginity. The cast of characters is rounded out with a few mammals, and mythological critters too. There is cliff-hanging action, there is merrymaking. So come visit, and stay more in this fanciful irreverent underworld."--BOOK JACKET.

May 26, 2021

Prison Truth: The Story of the San Quentin News by William J. Drummond, Oakland, California : University of California Press, ©2020. ISBN: 0520298365 “Drummond’s book is about the recent rebirth of ... a newspaper written, edited, and published by inmates at San Quentin prison. This newspaper delivered something the world has for too long suppressed: humanizing stories of prisoners, told by prisoners...News has great influence over public opinion; who creates the news affects where that influence takes us as a society. ...For anyone concerned with the prison reform movement, it is critical to engage with the media portrayals of inmates. And for that, Prison Truth is an essential book.”— Robin Kaiser-Schatzlein Los Angeles Review of Books San Quentin State Prison, California's oldest prison and the nation's largest, is notorious for once holding America's most dangerous prisoners. But in 2008, the Bastille-by-the-Bay became a beacon for rehabilitation through the prisoner-run newspaper the San Quentin News. Prison Truth tells the story of how prisoners, many serving life terms, transformed the prison climate from what Johnny Cash called a living hell to an environment that fostered positive change in inmates' lives. Award-winning journalist William J. Drummond takes us behind bars, introducing us to Arnulfo García, the visionary prisoner who led the revival of the newspaper. Drummond describes how the San Quentin News, after a twenty-year shutdown, was recalled to life under an enlightened warden and the small group of local retired newspaper veterans serving as advisers, which Drummond joined in 2012. Sharing how officials cautiously and often unwittingly allowed the newspaper to tell the stories of the incarcerated, Prison Truth illustrates the power of prison media to humanize the experiences of people inside penitentiary walls and to forge alliances with social justice networks seeking reform.

June 30, 2021

Selected Poems of Gabriela Mistral translated and edited by Doris Dana, Baltimore : Hopkins University, 1979. ISBN: 9780801812569 “...She was: attentive to the present, dominated by the conscience of her deeds and of the course that history takes, incapable of refusing the claims of those who suffer from hunger or thirst for justice and love... It would almost be impossible to distinguish between art and life or to say if there is more authentic poetry in her verses than in her acts. Everything she did, said, and wrote was in some way saturated with that poetic air, revealing the marvelous, if somewhat delicate balance between the ‘is’ and the ‘should be.'” — Margot Arce de Vazquez, Gabriela Mistral: The Poet and Her Work "The work of the first Latin American to win the Nobel Prize in literature is translated with fine sensitivity. Each poem reflects the contained and tragically luminous spirit of this unique Chilean woman."-- Publishers Weekly  
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January is Member Appreciation Month.  Our month-long member celebration is returning with special offers throughout the month of January!

To thank members for their tremendous year-round support, the Arboretum is offering complimentary Wellness Classes.  Below is a list of programs being offered with detailed information about each class.  Online advance reservations required.

*One wellness class per member, you must be an active member during the time of the class.  Classes limited to 15 and masks and social distancing required.  Please not classes may be canceled due to public health concerns or mandates.  For questions please call the membership office at 626.821.3233.

Tuesday Jan 19, 11am
Whole Family Yoga with Blaire

In this gentle, all-levels yoga series, we explore a nature-based theme each week with a correlating technique. Themes include Earth, Air, Mountains, and Fire. Immersed in the Arboretum’s natural tranquility, we will use our imaginations to deepen our body’s capacity to heal and strengthen itself while working on our grounding, calming, focus, and concentration.

Thursday Jan 21, 9am
Yoga with Brie

Our gentle all-levels Garden Yoga program accesses the Arboretum’s natural tranquility to deepen your body’s capacity to heal and strengthen itself. Wednesday and Friday evenings 6-7:15pm.

Friday Jan 22, 4pm
Sound Bath with Jacinto

A sound bath is a meditative experience where participants are ‘bathed’ in sound waves through the use of deeply resonant acoustic instruments like singing bowls and gongs.

During a sound bath session, participants can experience a sense of awe at the sheer physicality of the singing bowls’ acoustic resonance, leading to a gradual release of tension and a meditative state of mind. As the session ends, participants can experience a restorative reset, subtler awareness of their body in its surroundings, mental clarity, and joy.

Tuesday Jan 26, 8am
Forest Bathing with Ben

Take time Saturday morning to awaken your senses to yourself and all beings.  with a Forest Bathing walk. Inspired by the Japanese practice of shinrin yoku, the walk has been scientifically proven to boost immune strength, reduce stress, and improve cognitive functioning. Forest Bathing also offers us the opportunity to deepen our relationship with the natural world.

Thursday Jan 28, 9am
Tai Chi with Arnold

Tai Chi is a martial art based on the theory of an ancient classic called “I Ching”.  Kinetic Tai Chi is created by Master Chien based on this foundation coupling with contemporary Physics of potential & kinetic energy.  The training sessions include striking, throwing & submission techniques.

Gift Shop Member Double Discount Days
Friday and Saturday, January 8 & 9

Don’t miss this exclusive Members-only event!  Arboretum members save an additional 10% on regular price merchandise, for a total of 20% OFF!

Arboretum Benefactor members enjoy an additional 5% OFF, for a total of 25% OFF!

(Excludes non-tax/food items and previously marked down items.)

 Members Morning and Complimentary Coffee
Saturday & Sunday, January 16 & 17

Members enjoy complimentary coffee during members-only hour at the Peacock Café.

Our evening concerts on select Fridays in July and August begin this Friday, July 19, when Streetlight Cadence opens the series with its alternative folk pop.  Bring family and friends for picnicking and children’s crafts.  Doors open at 5, concert at 6pm. $8 general public; $4 children 5-12; Arboretum members free. Presented by MonteCedro.

After the Fires, the Forest Recovery Project is a visual documentary of the devastating Station Fire of 2009, which destroyed a quarter of the mature trees in the Angeles National Forest and homes along the lower flanks. The 10-year project by Corina Roberts records the loss and comeback of the forest.  The exhibit is on view in the Library; members free; included in admission.

 

Children ages 5-11 will enjoy their summer exploring and learning about nature. We get children outside and away from screens to observe and explore wildlife in a natural setting. The Nature Camp runs from June 3 through August 5.  Full session, daily and extended care available.

The New York Times provides a wonderful read about tree as “giant organic recording devices. The oldest can tell ancient stories about our world — and even galactic events.” Labs around the world are involved in the data gathering. Read all about it.

 

Looking for early nursery catalogs for the region of Southern California? The Arboretum Library has catalogs going as far back as the late 1800s that are still applicable for today’s horticulturalists. During your visit to the Arboretum, members and non-members of the garden are always welcome to browse our nursery catalogs in our library’s collection!

“Germain Seed Co.” (1907)

Hello, folks!  The Arboretum Library’s catalog now has social networking features, including Facebook and Twitter, so that you may share any library material(s) you have found in the catalog, with your friends.  Also be sure to check out and “like” the Arboretum’s Facebook page.

A delayed start to this year’s blooms because of the much-need, extended rains is worth the wait! The pink trumpet trees are arguably the most spectacular blooming trees in the Arboretum’s collection. They punctuate the landscape here with their solid canopies of vibrant, almost hot-pink blooms. The tree,  Tabebuia impetiginosa,  is a South American native that produces its brilliant display of color in typically from early winter through spring. Tabebuias initiate bloom soon after most or all their leaves suddenly drop. This often leaves the tree covered only in its clustered trumpet-shaped pink blooms–a sight that takes eyes not used to such a brilliant display some time to get used to. It is almost impossible not to see them as they compete with the peacocks for the eyes of the Arboretum visitors. The Arboretum helped introduce Tabebuia impetiginosa and other related species into the horticultural market during the 1970’s, including an apricot-colored hybrid between Tabebiua impetiginosa and chrome-yellow flowered Tabebuia chrysotricha.

The Arboretum Library has many journals and periodicals that cover a range of horticultural topics. These journals include articles about individual types of plants, including one that's been seen around a lot more recently – the açaí.  You've probably seen this ingredient in all sorts of products at the grocery store, but I didn't know much about the plant, or even how to pronounce it (it's AH-sigh-EE, apparently). This article touches on several interesting aspects of the açaí: the history and cultural significance (including traditional uses for this type of palm), modern research into possible health benefits and the impact and future of cultivation of the açaí palm.
Stop by the library and check out this article and look over some of the many others in the periodical collection.
Engels, Gayle. “Acai: Euterpe oleracea.” Herbalgram, no. 86 (May-July 2010): 1-2. Print.

The Arboretum Library has many journals and periodicals that cover a range of horticultural topics. These journals include articles by members of the Arboretum staff.
The article “Lessons Learned: Managing Biological Invasion on Hemlock Hill (Massachusetts)” by Richard Schulhof (CEO of the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden) in the journal Ecological Restoration details the challenges faced by the Arnold Arboretum in Boston by an invasion of Hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA). This introduced pest has been decimating hemlocks in the south and east. It was detected at the Arboretum in Boston in 1997 and they spent the next decade trying to mitigate the effects of the infestation and save their important stand of hemlock trees in an era of rapidly changing information.  This article talks about what decisions they had to make and what were their main questions and concerns.
Stop by the library and check out this article and look over some of the many others in the periodical collection.
Schulhof, Richard. “Lessons Learned: Managing Biological Invasion on Hemlock Hill (Massachusetts).” Ecological Restoration 28.2 (June 2010): 129-131. Print.

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