WHAT’S HAPPENING IN GARDENING 2017
8 Thursdays, Fall 2017/ 9:30am – 12noon / Palm Room
September 14 – November 2 (Sept 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26 Nov 2)
Hosted by Matt-Dell & Rebecca Tufenkian
$140 for the series / $25 per class (includes Arboretum admission)
To Register please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623 or pay at the class
Each class begins with an open discussion which may or may not include: show & tell, current events, culture tips, pest problems, and introductions of new plants. The class will also include lectures or hands-on workshops from the following speakers.
• Sept 14, Nancy Bird – Garden Rocks
Colorful rocks go a long way to adding points of interest to your yard. And you can find them for free on Bureau of Land Management property-our land! Guest speaker, Nancy Bird, will have handouts of the rules, maps, and resources. All 3 types of rocks, sedimentary (for instance sandstone), igneous (volcanic), and metamorphic (one that has changed), will be displayed. Nancy started collecting rocks and plants in her 20’s. She is Past President of 2 Gem & Mineral Societies and the Year Around Garden Club in Whittier, for which she is in charge of horticulture.
• Sept 21, Erika WainDecker – Beekeeping: A Symbiotic Relationship
As we already know, bees play a significant role in our lives, but the relationship between the beekeep and the ladies is one that is seldom explored. Erika WainDecker, co-owner of Klausesbees, will relate her experience of being a “Guardian of the Bee.” http://www.klausesbees.com/
• Sept 28, Christine Anthony – Gardening for your Dining Table
Our guest will offer great tips of Fall plant and fruit tree choices with an eye towards cooking delicious Fall and Winter meals. You may remember Christine Anthony from the Arboretum’s Great Tomato Talk and Sale. She is also the Renee’s Garden Seeds rep to The Arboretum and a UCCE Master Gardener, she shares practical tips learned from life long experience in the garden and the kitchen. Please be prepared to share your recipe ideas and gardening tips with one and all, too.