|Thanks to Lucia for this great PR shot in front of|
the SLOLA banner no less!
Sometimes I get so damn busy, I have to make a list for myself to figure it out – so why not share it with you. If you aren't tired of hearing me yet, add these events to your calendar:
06 July – Growing Food In Southern California This is my monthly what to do and when to do it class at The Learning Garden. From 10 AM to noon, the first Saturday of every month, I hold forth on your monthly chores in the garden – and answer your gardening questions. It's $20 at the gate. This month, will be a special lecture that covers the entire year as far as crop rotation, harvesting and when and what to plant to maximize your yields in Southern California. A special lecture with some special give aways.
07 July – The Seed Library of Los Angeles presents at the Green Tent at the Mar Vista Farmers' Market from 9 AM to 2 PM. Here is their blog post on the event:
SAFEGUARDING OUR SEEDS
The Seed Library of Los Angeles facilitates growing open-pollinated seeds among Los Angeles residents. It is building a library of these seeds and educating all gardeners how to save seeds while creating a community of seed-saving gardeners.
In doing this, it is preserving a genetic treasure, traditionally passed from generation to generation, and ensuring that multinational corporations do not gain a monopoly on our food supply and destroy this vital resource against hunger. It is safeguarding these seeds as viable alternatives against genetically engineered food, making certain that a portion of our food supply is wholesome and GMO free.
The Seed Library is the continuation of the sacred trust passed from parent to child to grandchild of these seeds and its members understand their role in this pan-generational dance. Learn how to be a part of this wonderful and vital enterprise that allows an individual to fight back against the untested technology of GMOs.
David King is the Founding Chair of the Seed Library of Los Angeles, a three year old organization that already has over 600 members and a library of over 300 varieties of seed and is the Gardenmaster of The Learning Garden on the grounds of Venice High School, one of our neighborhood's best sources for horticultural information.
12 and 13 July – God's Green Earth Festival at Venice Beach, CA From their promo materials: Based in the heart of Venice Beach, at Windward Plaza, God’s Green Earth Festival promises to be an exciting event for all! Venice Parks and Recreation confirms that Venice Beach will see more than 100,000 visitors over the course of the weekend we are there. As attractions to those crowds, we will be featuring 2 solar-powered sound stages, environmental speakers, professional skateboarding, and “green” Exhibitor booths to attract visitors from the boardwalk and bike path.
Times for SLOLA speakers, including myself, to be announced
20 July is the actual meeting day of the Seed Library of Los Angeles – Featured Speaker is Claudia Laufer, L.Ac. on locally grown food versus food that is imported from non-local souces. Learn of the health benefits and importance of heirlooms vs. regular plants based on nutritional content, the importance of eating seasonal and the effects of factory farming on health vs. your own "medicinal" food garden. I chair the meeting and we will have some announcements about several upcoming events you won't want to have to hear second hand!
I'll post more as the details become more clear. Your support in all this is greatly appreciated!