Commune with Nature
Learn about Natural Agriculture and how to grow food in pure untreated soil. This is a great chance to commune with nature and revitalize your spirit at Shumei’s Natural Agriculture Garden in Hollywood! Natural Agriculture is a philosophy and a way of life based on a deep respect and regard for Nature. It encompasses the way we eat, cook, and think about food. In addition to the sustainable farming of crops, Natural Agriculture puts us in touch with the wisdom of nature so that we can work in harmony with our world.
When: Saturday, September 30th, 2017; 9:30 AM – 12PM
Where: Shumei Hollywood Center
7406 Franklin Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Plant Form and ID Workshop with Nick Jensen & Sandra Namoff
A basic botany course for home gardeners and landscape pros. Learn the fundamentals of plant form (morphology) and the characteristics used to identify the most species-rich plant families in California, including the sunflowers (Asteraceae), peas (Fabaceae), buckwheats (Polygonaceae), and monkeyflowers (Phrymaceae). Limit: 10.
When: Saturday, September 30th, 2017, 9:00 AM – 1PM
Where: Theodore Payne Foundation
10459 Tuxford St.
Sun Valley , CA 91352

La Tuna Canyon Regeneration: Sustainable Slopes with Joshua Link
FREE LECTURE SERIES for those affected by the La Tuna Fire and those who serve that community.
Landscape architect Joshua Link will address ways to protect slopes in advance of and after a wild fire in his talk: Sustainable Slopes. The presentation offers the fundamentals of gardening on uneven ground using native plants and light-on-the-land construction methods for stabilization and erosion control — and including up-to-date, practical information for residents of fire-prone or recently burned areas.
When: Saturday, September 30th, 2017, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM PDT
Where: Theodore Payne Foundation
10459 Tuxford St
Sun Valley, CA 91352

Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico
Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985 is a groundbreaking exhibition and accompanying book about design dialogues between California and Mexico. Its four main themes—Spanish Colonial Inspiration, Pre-Hispanic Revivals, Folk Art and Craft Traditions, and Modernism—explore how modern and anti-modern design movements defined both locales throughout the twentieth century. Half of the show’s more than 250 objects represent architecture, conveyed through drawings, photographs, and films to illuminate the unique sense of place that characterized California’s and Mexico’s buildings. The other major focus is design: furniture, ceramics, metalwork, graphic design, and murals.
When: Thru April 1st, 2018
Where: LACMA

Historical Society of Southern California Tour of Rancho Los Cerritos with a Garden Lunch
The house tour of the historic Monterey-style adobe will be a one-hour walking tour which includes work areas like the mayordomo’s room and blacksmith shop as well as living spaces like the parlor, library, and master bedroom. The garden tour includes the vibrant gardens that grace the property today including trees that date back to the mid-19th century, as well as lush landscaping designed in the early 1930s by notable landscape architect Ralph Cornell. Then we will have lunch in the grounds. The tour will include the house, the gardens, and unique opportunity to have lunch on the grounds in a private garden.
When: Saturday, September 30th, 2017, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Where: Rancho Los Cerritos, Historic Site
4600 Virginia Road
Long Beach, CA 90807


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