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Thu, 5/1 10:00am

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Thursdays

March 13, 20, 27, April (Skip 3), 10, 17, 24, May 1

$60 members / $70 non-members

$5 materials fee (payable to instructor)

Instructor: Sharon Ratterree, M. Ed., Certified Landscape Design Consultant

Please register through Guest Services: (310) 544-1948

GET INSPIRED! Whether you are a novice or an expert, this class will help you create your own beautiful garden! New topics each session cover garden basics such as design, sustainability, pollinators and wildlife, plant selection for our area, and maintenance. The instructor is an avid gardener and shares tips from practical experience that will work in your own yard. This series may include optional field trips for additional fees.

Fri, 5/2 10:00am

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Fridays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

$85 members / $95 non-members

$25 materials fee (payable to instructor)

Instructor: Julie James, Certified Herbalist, Master Gardener

Please register with Guest Services: (310) 544-1948

Julie James is an herbalist and director of Green Wisdom Herbal Studies, providing herbal education opportunities for people all over Southern California. After over two decades of formal study, apprenticeship, consulting, and teaching, she now focuses on expanding understanding of traditional Western herbalism, deep plant love, medicine-making, wellness and holistic nutrition.

This six-class series will give you a strong foundation in herbalism: making herbal medicines, kitchen herbalism, skin care, first aid, gardening and harvesting, and more. Each class includes comprehensive information on, and sampling of, each of the two herbs discussed and in-depth discussion on foundational aspects of herbal healing. We will discuss how to grow the plants we are using, propagation techniques, harvest, and preparation. You will create an extensive herbal apothecary throughout the class series and will become comfortable with the basics of herbalism.

Lesson 1: Plant Energetics & Actions

Herbs for this class: Peppermint, Ginger

Lesson 2: Herbal Apothecary/Medicine Making

Herbs for this class: Elder, Yarrow

Lesson 3: Understanding & Supporting Body Systems

Herbs for this class: Dandelion, Hawthorn

Lesson 4: Herbal Skin & Hair Care

Herbs for this class: Comfrey, Calendula

Lesson 5: Beginning an Herb Garden

Herbs for this class: Rose, Chamomile

Fri, 5/9 10:00am

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Fridays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

$85 members / $95 non-members

$25 materials fee (payable to instructor)

Instructor: Julie James, Certified Herbalist, Master Gardener

Please register with Guest Services: (310) 544-1948

Julie James is an herbalist and director of Green Wisdom Herbal Studies, providing herbal education opportunities for people all over Southern California. After over two decades of formal study, apprenticeship, consulting, and teaching, she now focuses on expanding understanding of traditional Western herbalism, deep plant love, medicine-making, wellness and holistic nutrition.

This six-class series will give you a strong foundation in herbalism: making herbal medicines, kitchen herbalism, skin care, first aid, gardening and harvesting, and more. Each class includes comprehensive information on, and sampling of, each of the two herbs discussed and in-depth discussion on foundational aspects of herbal healing. We will discuss how to grow the plants we are using, propagation techniques, harvest, and preparation. You will create an extensive herbal apothecary throughout the class series and will become comfortable with the basics of herbalism.

Lesson 1: Plant Energetics & Actions

Herbs for this class: Peppermint, Ginger

Lesson 2: Herbal Apothecary/Medicine Making

Herbs for this class: Elder, Yarrow

Lesson 3: Understanding & Supporting Body Systems

Herbs for this class: Dandelion, Hawthorn

Lesson 4: Herbal Skin & Hair Care

Herbs for this class: Comfrey, Calendula

Lesson 5: Beginning an Herb Garden

Herbs for this class: Rose, Chamomile

Sun, 5/11 1:30pm

Attila Kapitany will present “The Future of Succulents in Garden Design.” Who would have thought that succulents could ever be made to look soft and luxuriant in the garden, mixing succulents with annuals, spring bulbs and under roses? Attila hails from Australia and is on an international tour bringing ideas and an almost unbelievable visual treat to audiences. 

 

The Cactus & Succulent Society meets the second Sunday of the month.

For additional information contact society president Dale La Forest at (310) 618-9886 and visit southcoastcss.org.


 

Fri, 5/16 10:00am

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Fridays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

$85 members / $95 non-members

$25 materials fee (payable to instructor)

Instructor: Julie James, Certified Herbalist, Master Gardener

Please register with Guest Services: (310) 544-1948

Julie James is an herbalist and director of Green Wisdom Herbal Studies, providing herbal education opportunities for people all over Southern California. After over two decades of formal study, apprenticeship, consulting, and teaching, she now focuses on expanding understanding of traditional Western herbalism, deep plant love, medicine-making, wellness and holistic nutrition.

This six-class series will give you a strong foundation in herbalism: making herbal medicines, kitchen herbalism, skin care, first aid, gardening and harvesting, and more. Each class includes comprehensive information on, and sampling of, each of the two herbs discussed and in-depth discussion on foundational aspects of herbal healing. We will discuss how to grow the plants we are using, propagation techniques, harvest, and preparation. You will create an extensive herbal apothecary throughout the class series and will become comfortable with the basics of herbalism.

Lesson 1: Plant Energetics & Actions

Herbs for this class: Peppermint, Ginger

Lesson 2: Herbal Apothecary/Medicine Making

Herbs for this class: Elder, Yarrow

Lesson 3: Understanding & Supporting Body Systems

Herbs for this class: Dandelion, Hawthorn

Lesson 4: Herbal Skin & Hair Care

Herbs for this class: Comfrey, Calendula

Lesson 5: Beginning an Herb Garden

Herbs for this class: Rose, Chamomile

Sat, 5/17 9:00am

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$25 members / $35 non-members

$10 materials fee (payable to instructor)

Instructor: Judith Gerber, Master Gardener

Please register through Guest Services: (310) 544-1948.

One way to enjoy the nice warm weather of spring is to throw a spring garden tea party or luncheon. From elegant to casual, the tea party possibilities are endless. Come and learn how to host a fun tea party while taking the stress out of planning.  We will discuss food and tea menus, tea party themes, décor for your tea party, proper tea ware and accessories and where to find them, and other tea party tips. You’ll also learn how to plan for the spring elements by adapting your parties to the weather.

Sat, 5/17 10:00am

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$25 members / $35 non-members

$5 materials fee (payable to instructor)

Instructor: Julie James, Certified Herbalist, Master Gardener

Please Register with Guest Services: (310) 544-1948.

Not just herbs, but nutrition, lifestyle changes, diet, and more. Because just taking a few squirts of valerian tincture will not, generally, help relieve chronic sleep problems.

Nutritional deficiencies, environmental issues, and systemic imbalances all greatly contribute to sleep problems. In order to truly improve sleep quality (and quantity), all of these will need to be addressed. But while making those changes, there are herbs, essential oils and nutrients that are tremendously helpful in improving sleep immediately.

You'll take home a tincture or tea blend for sleep, and a massage oil to assist in calming and relaxing plus extensive notes, recipes and ideas for you to implement right away.

Sun, 5/18 12:00pm

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Speaker: Jorge Ochoa

The Lecture will take place in the Courtyard among the Passionflowers.

Journey into the fascinating world of passionflowers (members of the genus Passiflora): their intricate blossoms, delicious fruit, beautiful vines and amazing insect interactions. Learn about their incredible diversity, the plant's biology and how to enjoy them in your Southern California garden, whether it is large or small. Jorge has a long history of chasing passionflowers and has journeyed throughout Central and South America in search of this unique group of plants. He tends one of the largest collections of passionflowers in the world residing in Long Beach.

Jorge and his students will be available to answer questions about this particularly unique plant. This event also includes an optional tour of our generously donated Passionflowers from Jorge and blooming plants in the Greenhouse. Passionflowers will be available for purchase through the Gift Shop.”


 

Fri, 5/23 10:00am

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Fridays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

$85 members / $95 non-members

$25 materials fee (payable to instructor)

Instructor: Julie James, Certified Herbalist, Master Gardener

Please register with Guest Services: (310) 544-1948

Julie James is an herbalist and director of Green Wisdom Herbal Studies, providing herbal education opportunities for people all over Southern California. After over two decades of formal study, apprenticeship, consulting, and teaching, she now focuses on expanding understanding of traditional Western herbalism, deep plant love, medicine-making, wellness and holistic nutrition.

This six-class series will give you a strong foundation in herbalism: making herbal medicines, kitchen herbalism, skin care, first aid, gardening and harvesting, and more. Each class includes comprehensive information on, and sampling of, each of the two herbs discussed and in-depth discussion on foundational aspects of herbal healing. We will discuss how to grow the plants we are using, propagation techniques, harvest, and preparation. You will create an extensive herbal apothecary throughout the class series and will become comfortable with the basics of herbalism.

Lesson 1: Plant Energetics & Actions

Herbs for this class: Peppermint, Ginger

Lesson 2: Herbal Apothecary/Medicine Making

Herbs for this class: Elder, Yarrow

Lesson 3: Understanding & Supporting Body Systems

Herbs for this class: Dandelion, Hawthorn

Lesson 4: Herbal Skin & Hair Care

Herbs for this class: Comfrey, Calendula

Lesson 5: Beginning an Herb Garden

Herbs for this class: Rose, Chamomile

Sat, 5/24 9:00am

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$25 members / $35 non-members

$10 materials fee (payable to instructor)

Instructor: Judith Gerber, Master Gardener

Please register through Guest Services: (310) 544-1948.

Fairies have always been popular with children. Now, with the popularity of fairy gardens, they make a great theme for adult parties too. Come and learn all you need to throw a fun fairy-themed birthday party, baby shower, or garden party for all ages. We will discuss menus, decorations, fairy party themes, party activities, and where to buy your fairy party supplies. You’ll also learn how to plan for the spring elements by adapting your parties to the weather.

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