Free Monthly Composting Workshops – Los Angeles

Free Composting Workshops

Free Monthly Composting Workshops - Los Angeles

Come learn to compost! Compost bin sales are held two Fridays and two Saturdays of each month from 9am to 12pm. At all events, we’ll have discounted compost bins ($20 each) for sale. Bagged TOPGRO soil amendment is available only at the Lopez Canyon location. All sales are final. Free mulch is available at both locations as well—please bring your own container and shovel. Proof of City of Los Angeles residence is required for discounted sales. Please note that events may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather; feel free to call in advance.

At the Saturday workshops, experts will review backyard composting, smart gardening, worm composting, and grasscycling. There is no cost to attend. Please note that Friday events are bin sales only.  

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Visit the Web Site for Complete Schedule and Locations

Local Event: Native Plant Celebration & Symposium, Wildflower Show & Plant Sale – April 7, 2018

Local Event: Native Plant Celebration & Symposium, Wildflower Show & Plant Sale - April 7, 2018

Native Plant Celebration & Symposium, Wildflower Show & Plant Sale

Saturday, April 7, 2018 – 9am-4pm

Sepulveda Garden Center
16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino, CA 91436

The annual Wildflower Show of the Los Angeles / Santa Monica Mountains chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is scheduled for April 7, 2018 at the Sepulveda Garden Center in conjunction with a simultaneous Native Plant Celebration & Symposium, plant and book sale. The Symposium will feature speakers throughout the day. Plants for sale will be available courtesy of our Symposium partner, the Theodore Payne Foundation. We welcome California native wildflower cuttings from your home gardens.

For a list of speakers and more information, visit the California Native Plant Society Website

Event: Tomatomania is coming to San Fernando Valley – March 16-18, 2018 – Tapia Bros.

Event: Tomatomania is coming to San Fernando Valley - March 16-18, 2018 - Tapia Bros.

Event: Tomatomania is coming to San Fernando Valley - March 16-18, 2018 - Tapia Bros.

March 16-18, 2018

Tapia Brothers Farm Stand
5251 Hayvenhurst Ave, Encino, CA 91436
9am – 5pm all three days

(818) 905-6155

Event: Tomatomania is coming to San Fernando Valley - March 16-18, 2018 - Tapia Bros.

It’s the Whopper. The Big Kahuna, The T-Rex of tomato sales!

One of Los Angeles’ oldest garden traditions meets one of its newest sensations as Tapia Brothers Farm Stand again hosts the largest of the TOMATOMANIA! seedling sales. We’ll showcase almost 300 tomato varieties (yes, you read that right) and offer everything you’ll need to have the most successful tomato season ever.

A new twist this year: we will add some short classes and include expert guest appearances to offer you more garden thoughts and expertise! Don’t miss them.

See more information and locations on the Tomatomania Web Site.

Watch a video interview I did with founder Scott Diagre back in 2011

Get the Tomatomania book from Amazon.com

* A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our organization
** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out!
† Available from the LA Public Library

Local Event: California Native Plant Society Monthly Meeting – March 13, 2018, 730pm

California Native Plant Society Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, March 13 at 7:30pm
Sepulveda Garden Center
16633 Magnolia Blvd
Encino, CA 

Cal State Northridge Biology Dept Research:

1) Dudleya Evolution Trends
2) Climate Growth Sensitivity in Bigcone Douglas Fir

Dani Amoroso and Cody Russell will be presenting their findings with a slide show.

Program is free and non-members are welcome. Refreshments will be available.

Dinner precedes the meeting at 6pm at Maria’s Italian Kitchen, 16608 Ventura Blvd, Encino. Come, join us!
For more info go to www.lacnps.org or email us at lacnps@lacnps.org or call 818-782-9346.

Support the Creation of the Sherman Oaks Community Garden – Informational Meeting

Support the Creation of the Sherman Oaks Community Garden – Informational Meeting

Monday, February 19, 2018
Sherman Oaks, CA
Address provided on RSVP

RSVP Here

We are a small group who has organized in an effort to establish a community garden in Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Park, and we need YOUR help!

Come to the meeting to hear an overview of the plan, what has been done so far, and what kind of help is needed to bring the garden into being.

 

Event: Native Plant Sale Weekend – California Native Plant Society – Oct 14-15, 2017 – Encino

Event: Native Plant Sale Weekend - California Native Plant Society - Oct 14-15, 2017 - Encino

Native Plant Sale Weekend

Sale items will include seeds, irises, mints, sages, berries, hummingbird and butterfly plants, shrubs, perennials, and trees.Wildflower seeds. Books: native gardening, natural history, children’s, field guides, posters. Refreshments available for purchase

Date: Oct 14 to Oct 15
Time: 10am-3pm*

Location:
Sepulveda Garden Center, (near Hayvenhurst)
16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino 91436
Contact: Snowdy Dodson – 818-782-9346

snowdy.dodson@csun.edu