Tag: succulents

Garden Workshop

The Great Park is hosting a Garden Workshops: Sensational Succulents for adults on Saturday, August 8, 2015

succulentsTime(s): 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Location:Farm + Food Lab | Map & Directions
Free; Ages 16+

Southern California gardens can be a challenge with hot summers, dry winters and water usage laws.  Succulents can be one of the easiest and most rewarding plants, indoors and outdoors.  University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners will provide the information you need to propagate and maintain succulents with ease.

Learn everything you need to know about sustainable home gardening practices. Workshops are conducted at the Great Park Farm + Food Lab and are developed in cooperation with University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Orange County.

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Summer Nights in the Garden

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Here’s another FREE summer time event. On July 25, August 1, August 15 & August 29 from 5-9pm, experience Summer Nights in the Garden at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles

Awaken your senses at the Summer Nights in the Garden with great music, garden-inspired cocktails, hands-on garden and science projects, botanical tours, food trucks and more.

EACH NIGHT INCLUDES…

MUSIC! Enjoy the ambient music of KCRW DJ, Anthony Valadez

TOURS! Available at 5:30 pm, *6:30 pm, 7:30 pm:  Awaken your senses on a led by our NHM Nature Gardens Staff
*Spanish speaking tour at 6:30 pm
Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis

NATURE MAPPING! Help us map L.A.’s nature by using your smartphone. Stop by our Citizen Science table to learn how you can get involved in local projects.

DRINKS! Sip on a botanical inspired cocktail as you wander through the Nature Gardens.

FOOD! Bring a picnic or grab a bite from one of the food trucks in the North Plaza.

PERFORMANCES! Butterfly stilt performers at 7 pm and 8:30 pm and don’t miss the enchanting Toy Theater show at 8 pm!

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES…

JULY 25

POTTING SUCCULENTS! They’re one of the most low maintenance plants out there, and one that’s perfect for our dry L.A. climate. Urban homesteading experts Erik Knutzen and Kelly Coyne are here to help you plant your own succulent and give you tips on keeping them alive.
Supplies are limited. Available to participants on a first-come, first-served basis

PAINTING! Don’t have a green thumb? Stop by the painting booth and that can soon be changed. Artist Peter Tigler brings participatory image making to NHM. Learn the hi-tech method of fingerpaint meets the ancient art of color-by-number!

AUGUST 1

BUILD A BIRDHOUSE! As sprawling urban developments take away natural habitats, it’s important we recreate suitable nesting areas for our native bird species. Join NHM staff to build a birdhouse for your own backyard. That way, the next time you’re relaxing on your patio, you can enjoy the antics and songs of your new neighbors!
Supplies are limited. Available to participants on a first-come, first-served basis.
Limit one per family.

JUICE! It’s more than a trendy L.A. drink – the health benefits are plentiful. Who better to share the health benefits and tips of their favorite recipes than PRESSED Juicery experts and authors of Juice: Recipes for Juicing, Cleansing, and Living Well. Come by for a sample and learn more about getting your fruits and veggies in a cup. Books will be available to purchase in the Museum Store.
Samples are limited to a first-come, first-served basis

AUGUST 15

MINATURE GOURD VESSELS! Gourds are more than just an odd shaped fruit. They can be used for a variety of purposes – one of which is creating beautiful vessels. Join Artist in Residence at the LA County Arboretum, Leigh Adams, as she teaches you how to create a miniature gourd vessel of your own.
Mini-workshops will take place at 5:30 pm, 6 pm, 6:30 pm, 7 pm, and *7:30 pm.
*7:30 pm workshop will be bilingual – offered in English and Spanish
Supplies are limited. Available to participants on a first-come, first-served basis

PAINTING! Don’t have a green thumb? Stop by the painting booth and that can soon be changed. Artist Peter Tigler brings participatory image-making to NHM. Learn the hi-tech method of fingerpaint meets the ancient art of color-by-number!

Get more details HERE!

RSVP HERE for free admission to L.A.’s best garden parties!

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