get hands on knowledge of california natives that thrive in the foothills
Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
10:00-11:00 am Garden Tour
11:00-12:00 pm Learning Stations
12:00-1:00 pm Q&A and Community Tabling
Want to get the new, authentic, lush and leafy LA aesthetic but not sure where to start? Join us in the Authentic Foothill Gardens at Sierra Madre City Hall to see just how easy and enjoyable maintaining an authentic, native garden can be.
Each Authentic Foothill Garden at Sierra Madre City Hall features California native foliage that revels in high heat, enjoys shade and rain, resists fire, attracts wildlife, provides IdealMow lawn space with less water, and/or has edible or medicinal properties. As part of the workshop, you will:
Be Authentic: Authenticity makes gardens beautiful year round in both drought and deluge. Meet California native plants authentic to the foothills and learn what to do to keep them happy in your own garden.
Dig In!: You will get instruction and hands-on experience with how to prune, weed, mulch and plant – whatever the garden needs to stay looking its best.
Learn and Play: You’ll learn from demonstrations on watershed health, smart irrigation, and water catchment strategies like rainbarrels, as well as tables from related community organizations.
Get Guidance: The La Canada Public Library provides the designs for each of the Gardens of the World and has a host of gardening publications. Also, the gardens’ designer is on site!
Be sure to bring gloves, sunglasses and/or a hat, sunscreen. We’ll bring all the tools and expertise you’ll need to learn and make a difference! Light refreshments will be provided.