September 2010 Gardening Events Southern California & more

Farmer’s Markets in Santa Clarita:
Sundays in the College of The Canyons Parking Lot from 8:30am – noon
Don’t forget to visit my friend Sarah from Worldwide Exotics – she’ll be back in September, so put her on your list and utilize her expertise!
Thursdays in Old Town Newhall from 3-7pm.

Annual CROP Walk sponsored by the SCV Interfaith Council
beginning and ending at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on Orchard Village. The walk is 4-1/2 miles on the sidewalks, with opportunities to walk shorter distances. Registration and pre-walk festivities begin at 8:00 a.m., with the walk kick-off at 8:30 a.m.
Twenty-five percent of our Santa Clarita CROP Hunger Walk funds will benefit community agencies meeting the needs of hungry people here in the Santa Clarita Valley: The Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry, the Santa Clarita Homeless Shelter, and the Church of Hope Food Pantry. Please walk with your faith community, or just show up and sign in on Walk Day! I’ll be at the registration table, so stop in to say, “Hello!”

9/6/10 – 10 am
Rediscover the California Garden
Explore new and updated pathways through Descanso’ California Garden. Natives Garden Horticulturist Rachel Young takes you a trek that highlights improved access to this favorite Garden. Meet at the Center Circle.
Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Dr.
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011
(818) 949-7980
Free with Garden Admission

9/7/10 from 1 – 3:00 pm
Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
Plant Information
A free class on a variety of plant-related topics, with botanist Frank McDonough

9/11/10 – 11 am
Harvest Basics
Mike Brown, Display Horticulturist, shows you how to harvest for maximum plant health and productivity. The class meets in Maple, then moves out to the Gardens.
$15, $10 members
Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Dr.
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011
(818) 949-7980

9/16 and 9/30/10
Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
Garden Talks with Lili Singer
Fall 2010: 8 Thursdays, September 16-November 11
9:30am–Noon / Palm Room
$100 for the series, $20 per class / Reservations or you may pay at the door
Information and registration: 626.821.4623 or jill.berry@arboretum.org

9/18/10 – 10am – 12noon
Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
Orchid Care
$22 members / $25 non-members
Instructor: Marc Hall
You CAN grow orchids! Marc Hall, certified nurseryman, will cover all the basics of growing and maintaining beautiful orchids: the use of bark or soil, proper fertilization, how to keep them blooming, light, temperature, potting re-potting, humidity, water and more!!

9/18/10 – 11 am
Fall Vegetable Gardening
The autumnal equinox signals the shifting of the seasons. Descanso Horticulturist Mike Brown gives you guidance on growing a bounty of vegetables through the fall. Meet in Nature’s Table.
$10, free for members; advance registration required
Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Dr.
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011
(818) 949-7980

9/18/10 – 1 pm
Native Plant Uses
Descanso’s Natives Horticulturist Rachel Young draws on the wisdom of indigenous people to explore the many practical uses of California native plants. Meet at the Center Circle.
$10, free for members; advanced registration required
Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Dr.
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011
(818) 949-7980

September 23-26
Pacific Horticulture Symposium
Gardening Under Mediterranean Skies VIII: Style & Whimsy in the Sustainable Garden
Co-sponsored by Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, APLD Greater LA District & Mediterranean Garden Society
September 23-26
For great information on this event, please read SCV’s own Jane Gate’s articles in the (LA) Examiner! LA Garden Symposium

Santa Clarita Valley Green Drinks Meetup
New Moon Restaurant
28281 Newhall Ranch Rd
Valencia, CA 91355
(661) 257-4321
Green Drinks allows for anyone concerned about environmental issues to get together over a drink. Green Drinks events are very simple, informal, unstructured, and self-organizing. We bring together the environmental community and have fun doing it! Please join
Green Drinks Meetup

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