Green Things to Do in Los Angeles [July 30-August 5, 2010]

Downtown Santa Monica Walking Tour

When: Saturday, July 31, 2010  10am
Where: Hostelling International Lobby:  1436 2nd Street, Santa Monica

Explore more than 130 years of Santa Monica history from its Wild West frontier beginnings to the metropolis of today.  Tickets are $10 for the general public, $5 for Santa Monica Conservancy members for this two hour six block tour of downtown Santa Monica.  Tours depart every Saturday at 10am from Hostelling International.  Reservations are recommended.  Call (310) 496-3146 or visit the Santa Monica Conservancy website.

LA City Ranger Family Nature Hike and Nature Education Center

When: Saturday, July 31, 2010  Two hikes – 9am and 12pm
Where: White Point Nature Preserve:  1600 Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy and the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks will lead two nature hikes through the White Point Nature Preserve on Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 9am and 12pm.  The Preserve features 102 acres of native plants and coastal sage scrub habitat, over 100 species of birds, hiking trails and a new Nature Education Center (adapted from a historic Cold War Assembly building on the site) overlooking the ocean and Catalina Island.   The Center is surrounded by a California native plant demonstration garden.  Materials in the Center’s interior are built out of sustainable products including 100% recycled curbside glass, low carbon concrete counters and natural bamboo cabinets.  The Center is open to the public from 10am-4pm on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.  For more information call 310-541-7613 or visit www.pvplc.org.

Gardening with California Native Plants

When: Saturday, July 31, 2010  2pm-4pm
Where: Diamond Bar Library:  1061 S. Grand Avenue, Diamond Bar

Learn how to conserve water and beautify your garden through the use of California native plants.  For more information call (909) 861-4978 or visit the Diamond Bar Library website.

National Farmers Market Week

When: Sunday, August 1, 2010 – Saturday, August 7, 2010
Where: Farmers’ Markets Everywhere

To further awareness of farmers markets and of the contributions farmers make to daily life in America, the Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture has proclaimed the week of August 1-7, 2010 as National Farmers Market Week.  People are encouraged to celebrate the benefits of farmers markets by supporting the vendors and activities at local Farmers’ Markets.  For more information visit the USDA Farmers Market website.

Descanso Gardens Discoveries Day Camp

When: Monday, August 2, 2010 – Friday, August 6, 2010  9am-3pm
Where: Descanso Gardens:  1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge

Descanso Gardens (in conjunction with the Child Education Center) is offering a day camp for children entering grades 2 through 6 during the week of August 2 – August 6, 2010.  Children will participate in outdoor activities such as gardening, cooking and science labs in the beautiful Descanso Gardens.  Cost is $400.  To register or for more information contact Allegra Inganni at 818-354-3418 or allegra@caltech.edu or visit the Descanso Gardens website.

LA Green Drinks

When: Thursday, August 5, 2010 7pm-10pm
Where: TBD

Get together with others concerned about environmental issues.  Green Drinks events are simple, informal, unstructured and self-organizing with the goal of connecting the green network.  For more information visit www.lagreendrinks.org.

Comments

  1. Camile Cozier says:

    Good ideas. Think I’ll head down to the Santa Monica Farmers Market this a.m. Believe today is all organic day.

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