Seed Library Open Hours & Programs: Food Waste: Rescuing Fresh Surplus Produce
As anyone who spends even a little time in Southern California knows, fruit trees are everywhere! One fruit tree can yield hundreds of pounds of fruit, which is generally far too much for one family to consume. That’s where Food Forward’s flagship program, Backyard Harvest, comes in. Volunteers pick fruit from trees on private properties and public spaces which is collected and distributed by local hunger relief agencies. Come learn about how you can get involved to reduce food waste and fight hunger in your community!
When: June 2nd, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where: Altadena Library, Community Room
San Andreas Scavenger Hunt
Join Field Agent Hadley Meares on a rocky road trip across Southern California in search of the seismic hazards of the L.A. Basin and Mojave Desert that are shaping our earth and wrenching our neighborhoods apart—moving them in two opposing directions. $80.00
When: May 28th, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Caltech Seismo Lab, 1200 E. California Blvd, Pasadena
Late-Night! “The Jim Henson Exhibtion: Imagination Unlimited” at the Skirball
Kick off the weekend with a rare opportunity to see The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited after hours. Stop by anytime between 6:00 and 10:00 p.m. to enjoy late-night gallery hours, a DJ set by Timothy Nordwind of OK Go, roving puppeteers, and more.
When: June 1st, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Skirball Cultural Center
Fungi: Feed Your Soil, Feed Your Plants
Fungi play a vital role in human and ecological health. Jerry Poupard, a San Bernardino County Master Gardener, will give an upside-down view of plant life from the perspective of living breathing soil. A myco-centric world view will change the way you look at gardening, landscaping, mushrooms, plants, and… DIRT!
When: June 2nd, 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Where: Chino Basin Water Conservation District, 4594 San Bernardino St, Montclair, CA 91763
LA Invents: Two Wheels, One Wheel, No Wheels
L.A.’s first car hit the street 120 years ago, and through the smog and spaghetti-bowl freeways, L.A. is renowned for its car culture (and traffic). But we’re starting to shift gears around here. We flirt with electric cars, pile into ride shares, trick out our bicycles, and hop aboard the Expo Line. In a city built for internal combustion, are we changing the rules of the road? Come listen to a discussion with Seleta Reynolds, Brian D. Taylor and Dan Koeppel, moderated by Los Angeles Times journalist Patt Morrison.
When: June 1st, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Natural History Museum, Los Angeles