Monday, October 25, 2010

PARK CLEANUP, SATURDAY, October 30, 9 am - noon

I am afraid that I will not be able to work/play at the Park on November 6. Somehow I forgot the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Fall Plant Sale. I volunteer at the sale every year, helping people select great native plants, while spending more money than I should buying plants I don't have room for. So, I will be going to the SPNP on October 30th instead. I will also be going on November 20th.

The new schedule is:

October 30, 2010
November 20, 2010
December 11, 2010

Since fall and winter are the best time to plant in southern California, there are many gardening events at this time of year. Here are a few that have been brought to my attention.

October 28, 2010, 7:30 PM - CNPS - San Gabriel Mts Chapter, Eaton Canyon Nature Center. Native Plants and Horticulture, Barbara Eisenstein.

October 30, 2010, 9 - 1, San Gabriel River Cleanup, Whittier Narrows Dam. (same day as the clean up at the SP Nature Park)

November 6/7, 2010, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Fall Plant Sale.

November 11, 13, 14, 2010. Maloof Discovery Garden, Lecture Series.

November 13, 2010, 9 am - 2 pm, CNPS, San Gabriel Mts Chaper Annual Plant Sale, Eaton Canyon. (see website for plant list).

PARK CLEANUP: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2010, 9 am - noon

Meet at the park info sign on Pasadena Ave and then head down into the park. The group will pull weeds, pick up litter, and enjoy the park. Come for the whole time, for an hour, or just stop by to say hello.

Nature Park entrance on Pasadena Ave., east of the York St. Bridge

Remember to:
- wear sunscreen, hat, sunglasses
- bring water
- bring gardening gloves and tools (weeders, trowels, whatever you use in your own garden)
- comfortable work clothes, including work shoes (sneakers or boots)
- binoculars for bird watching (optional)

Children must be under adult supervision at all times. There is poison oak in the park, which we will point out before we start.

Please pass this info along to anyone else you think might be interested in the park. Email me if you would prefer to be on an email notification list.

If you know of anyone who doesn't use the internet, let me know so we can be sure they are kept in the loop.