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February 2021

Navigating Race & Inclusivity in Community Gardens with Sama Mirghavami

February 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Well-meaning people have been organizing since the dawn of the local food movement to create vibrant, urban garden spaces in an effort to build and support their communities. However these efforts, which are often oriented towards the goal of ameliorating social issues such as lack of access to food and green space for marginalized people, sometimes undermine themselves in terms of equity and inclusivity. How can we ensure that our work as community organizers and gardeners is doing more help…

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The Flora Effect of Fires by Pete Warner of Milo Baker

February 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Pete Warner of Milo Baker

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Naturehood Gardening: Beyond Blooms with Saxon Holt

February 4 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join award-winning photographer Saxon Holt on a photographic journey through his new book, Gardening in Summer-Dry Climates: Plants for a Lush, Water-Conscious Landscape. Learn about the seasonal beauty of a native garden beyond flowers, including texture, foliage, seeds, and more. Photo by Saxon Holt. Register:

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Pacifica Habitats and the Stewards Restoring Them

February 4 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Speaker: Lynn Adams, president of the Pacific Beach Coalition Pacifica has long been a mecca for activists protecting the environment. From the preservation of Mori Point, Sweeney Ridge and Pedro Point Headlands to years of activism to ensure a tunnel was built and Montara Mountain saved, people have fought and given their time and money to protect Pacifica’s precious native habitats. Pacificans willingly continue to pay for their open space and support restoration and preservation with their hearts and hands.…

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Geology of the Santa Monica Mountains

February 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Unlike northern California, the Santa Monica Mountains contain no serpentine so the influence of geology on plant distributions is subtle. Nonetheless, a general knowledge of rock types and their history is useful when viewing the natural flora.

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San Diego Chapter Plant Sale

February 15 - February 18

Online orders begin February 15 at 8PM and continue until 180 orders are sold. Pickup will be mid to late March.

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Fire and the Landscape: Safety, Ecology, and Cultural Practice | Eric Knapp and Margo Robbins

February 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Register for this course and join Eric Knapp and Margo Robbins. They will discuss efforts to reduce wildfire risks and re-envision our relationship with fire in the landscape.

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March 2021

Cultivating Place: Under Western Skies. By: Jennifer Jewell

March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Creator, Writer and Host of Cultivating Place: Conversations on Natural History and the Human Impulse to Garden. 

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April 2021

Bumble Bees. By: John Whittlesey. Proprietor – Canyon Creek Nursery & Design

April 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a night all about bumble bees

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