Green Things to Do in Los Angeles [January 18-24, 2013]


Featured Events of the Week:


Square Foot Gardening Workshop


When: Saturday, January 19, 2013 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Where:  Bamboo Room at the Los Angeles County Arboretum 301 North Baldwin Avenue Arcadia, CA 91007 Map It

Learn how to grow your own food using only 20% of the space used in a conventional garden.  No tilling required!  Uses the methods in Mel Bartholomew’s book All New Square Foot Gardening, available for purchase on or in the Arboretum Garden & Gift Shop.  The workshop will be held in the Bamboo Room at the Arboretum.   The cost is $25 for Arboretum members/$20 for non-members.

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Seed Library of Los Angeles Monthly Meeting – Life after Prop 37


When: Saturday, January 19, 2013 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Where:  Learning Garden at Venice High School 1300 Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90066 Map It

Join the SLOLA for their monthly meeting to learn how you can make a difference now that Prop 37 did not pass.  Hear exciting news about SLOLA’s involvement in a new project to protect our food supply from GMOs.  The meeting is free but it’s a great opportunity to join the Seed Library with a $10 lifetime membership.  The membership allows you to borrow non-GMO seeds for your garden.  Enter at Walgrove, first gate south of Venice Blvd.

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TreePeople Community Tree Walk


When: Sunday, January 20, 2013 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where: Inglewood, register for address

Learn more about TreePeople and how to get involved on this leisurely walk through a neighborhood park where you will also learn how to identify trees.

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More green events this week:


TreePeople Events

When: throughout the week, see the TreePeople calendar

Where: throughout Los Angeles

TreePeople offers a variety of volunteer opportunities including tree planting, tree care, mountain restoration, reforestation, park maintenance, seedling nursery, photography. Minors (accompanied by an adult) are welcome. Visit their calendar to select an activity and sign-up by pre-registering. Once you register, TreePeople will contact you with event details and directions.

During the week of January 18-24, 2013, TreePeople has the following on their calendar: Santa Monica Mountains Restoration, Park Work Day, Fruit Tree Program, Community Tree Walk, and Tree Care. Check out their calendar for more information.


Sierra Club Outings

When: throughout the week, see the Angeles Chapter Activities Calendar (rain may cancel)

Where: throughout Los Angeles

Weekly Sierra Club outings include hikes, nature walks, conditioning hikes, and other events. Visit the Sierra Club – Angeles Chapter Activities Calendar for a list of activities and additional information.


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Heads Up for January:

Temescal Canyon Park Garden Restoration:  January 26, 2013 9:00 am – 4 pm

Topanga State Park Restoration:  January 27, 2013 8:30 am


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