California Native Plant Garden. Creative Commons photo by Mechanoid Dolly

California Native Plant Garden. Creative Commons photo by Mechanoid Dolly

What should I plant? An introduction to California native plants for the garden with Barbara Eisenstein: This is the perfect time to prepare your plant for upcoming native plant sales and fall planting! This slideshow presents garden-worthy plants from woodland, scrubland, chaparral and desert plant communities. Barbara Eisenstein is a South Pasadena-based native plant gardener, horticulturist, writer and blogger. Her recent book, Wild Suburbia: Learning to Garden with Native Plants, guides new and experienced gardeners on a journey toward sustainable habitat gardening.
When: October 15, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (PDT)
Where: Theodore Payne Foundation, Sun Valley, CA

Full Moon Shinrin Yoku Walk: As the sun sets, the forest takes on new life. The trees become silhouettes, the temperature drops, the song of treefrogs fills the air, and moonlight fills the canyon. This is an invitation to join us for our monthly moonlit walk to the waterfall. Shinrin Yoku is a practice of simply being. No phone calls, no distractions, no stress. It’s a peaceful walk under the canopy while we awaken the senses and reconnect with the land. It might be the easiest thing you can do to revitalize your body and mind.
When: October 15th, 2016, 4:30pm
Where: Monrovia Canyon Waterfall

Los Angeles River Nature Walk @ The Frog Spot: Join Frog Spot’s Naturalists on our daily guided tour along the Los Angeles River Bike Path launching from the Frog Spot. This is your chance to start exploring the hidden ecosystem that runs through the heart of Los Angeles and ties us all together.
When: October 15, 10am – 11am
Where: Frog Spot, 2825 Benedict St, Los Angeles, CA 90039, USA

Hipster Botany: Crash Course in Plant ID: 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. with instructor Frank McDonough.
When: October 15, 9 AM – 5 PM
Where: Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 N Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, California 91007

The City and The River:  The River & The City series is an extension of the 2015 lecture series Drought and Beauty. Consisting of four events each academic year. Each event includes two lectures from prominent landscape architects (one based in L.A., one from elsewhere) followed by a moderated debate on a theme that will change annually.  The series expands the conversation around urban issues critical to Los Angeles and familiar to designers and thinkers from all over the world. Guests are invited to share ideas, engage in dialogue, and speculate on future possibilities, questioning where we are now and where we are going. The series is co-hosted by USC’s Landscape Architecture + Urbanism Program, Cal Poly Pomona’s Landscape Architecture Program, UCLA’s Extension Program in Landscape Architecture, Arid Lands Institute and Mia Lehrer and Associates.
When: October 10, 7 PM – 10 PM
Where: AECOM, 300 S. Grand Avenue, 10th Floor, Los Angeles, California 90071

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