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Private Parties at Goin Native
Goin Native offers a variety of intimate hands on Garden Cooking Classes for groups of 35- 50.Ideal Garden location for Bridal Shower, Rehearsal Dinner, Mother & Daughter Gatherings , Church and...
August 18, 2013
Easy Care Low Maintenance Succulents in the Garden
Succulents are everywhere! The look has taken over in planters, walkways,garden beds, hillsides, shopping centers and office parks.
Lose the lawn and weekly gardener, plant a succulent/rock scape....
August 06, 2013
Los Rios Garden Angels wants YOU
Want to make a difference in the community? Like to garden and meet new friends?
Bring your gloves ,clippers and smile to the Los Rios Park in San Juan Capistrano and join the Garden Angels.
August 06, 2013
The San Juan Capistrano Sustainable Home and Garden Show will be taking place May 17th and 18th, 2014, in the Historic Los Rios Park. A variety of workshops, resources, and speakers will be available between 9am and 4pm on both days, with a focus on plants, edible landscape, habitat gardens, and workshops. To view a flyer, click here Guest Speakers
Award-winning landscape architect, author and Fine Gardening columnist,
Billy Goodnick, demonstrates the fundamentals for creating a beautiful, useful, sustainable garden using plants from your local nurseries. Be inspired and design like a pro! Demystifying the Art of Garden Design teaches you the steps landscape architects use to pick the best plants for your garden. Contrast, Harmony, Balance, Scale, Color and Style. Try out some new ideas on how to create your own “pro” garden design.
Debra Lee. Baldwin strives to share the beauty of waterwise, easy-care succulents in gardens, containers and landscapes via blog posts, newsletters, public speaking and workshops, photos, videos, merchandise, and social media (Facebook and Pinterest). She is also the author of: Designing with Succulents, Succulent Container Gardens, and Succulents Simplified.
Lili Singer wears many garden hats, including horticultural consultant, educator and garden writer (most recently for the Los Angeles Times). She is Director of Special Projects and Adult Education at the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants, a non-profit native plant nursery, seed source, bookstore and educational center in Sun Valley. She also heads the Thursday Garden Talks at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden in Arcadia.
The executive director of The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano,
Evan Marks hosts and presents experts to engage individuals, families, and students through lectures and workshops in hands-on activities that teach practical approaches to environmental problems at the household and community level. The Center highlights empowering and cutting-edge perspectives to coexist with a thriving environment, focusing on small and big issues as: How to ensure the future health of our oceans? How to inspire change? How to make homes healthier? How to manage food supply and waste?
The founder of Tree of Life Nursery near San Juan Capistrano, California's largest seller of native plants,
Mike Evans and his business partner have become mainstays for natural restoration and native plant landscaping projects. Evans believes many still have the misconception that California native plants are brown and unattractive. He explains that many natives don't go dormant in summer, and even the ones that do look fine with a little water. His aim and intent is not just a focus on drought tolerance, but the restoration of natural beauty to the various growing sites of plant communities of California’s open spaces.
Tom Jesch 30+ year veteran of horticulture and expert in "water-wise" landscaping. With a background in agriculture for over 40 years, he and his wife, Jackie became the founders of Daylily Hill, now Waterwise Botanicals, in the rolling hills of North San Diego County. He refers to Waterwise Botanicals as more than a nursery. It’s more like a field trip …20 acres to explore, experience and inspire.
More guest speakers coming soon. If you’re interested in speaking, please