Discovery Garden Grand Opening

Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018

Time: 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Simi Valley Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Rd, Simi Valley (Map)

Tickets: Free, no RSVP


Join LA Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC-LA) in the unveiling of its 2018 Legacy Project, a 100 percent native garden designed by Lisa Novice, the community education director of the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants. We hope you’ll join us in celebration!

USGBC-LA’s annual Legacy Project is a gift to the under-served communities in our region from the USGBC-LA members who assist in designing, building, and supporting it. The Legacy Project team strives to ensure the project is community-supported, has an educational and sustainable focus, and serves a variety of social-economic conditions.
Every garden and open space in LA has a role to play in supporting the resilience, health and wellbeing of residents, as well as mitigating fire, flood, slide and climate-change related dangers. By digging in together, we can make our own luck and increase the city’s resilience. We hope you’ll join us in celebration of a project and a community that has done just that!
Here is the opening day schedule:
10:30 Official Grand Opening Program Civic Impact

  • Welcome by Mayor and the USGBC-LA Board President
  • Other Library Board members as available
  • Eric Levitt/Kelly Tinker
  • Lisa Novick/ USGBC Representative(s)
  • Ribbon Cutting (to back 1/3 of garden space)
    10:45 Refreshments
    11:15 Lisa Novick and Cassy Aoyagi re Environmental Impact

  • Illustrated power point of species and relationships
  • Drawing for 4 free plants featured in power point
    12:00 Amy Kaltenbach Educational Impact and Children’s Activities

  • Impact of nature engagement on families and children
  • Activities available for children ages 3-12 years

    More Information

  • Learn about Past USGBC-LA Legacy Projects
  • Apply to be the 2019 Legacy Project