Back to Natives Nursery to open on Saturdays and Sundays 10AM-3PM,
Beginning June 23rd 2018! see the BTN Nursery page for more info
All About Yucca = ‘Akoo & Refocusing Your Cultural Lens
July 7th, 10-1PM
All About Yucca = 'Akoo & Refocusing Your Cultural Lens
“All About Yucca” = ‘Akoo & Refocusing Your Cultural Lens with Craig Torres
Saturday, July 7th, 10AM – 2PM
Join Craig Torres, a Tongva descendant, to learn more about using native plants. For thousands of years the Tongva of the Los Angeles basin relied on native plants for food, clothing, shelter and medicine. The reciprocal relationships between plants, animals and humans enabled the plants to continue on for future generations. Craig will talk about the uses of Akoo, Yucca (Hesperoyucca whipplei)
Come learn about all about Yucca, (Hesperoyucca whipplei) ‘Akoo’ traditional and contemporary uses and how this “relative” enabled the Tongva to survive on the landscape for hundreds of generations providing food, fiber, utilitarian items, and many other gifts.
Get ready to refocus your cultural lens and renegotiate your relationship with the NATURE.
Craig will discuss proper protocol and etiquette for harvesting as well as growing natives in your own landscape. Native plants will be available for sale! Fee: $20/person ($10 for BTN members). Proceeds go directly to habitat restoration projects. Register below. Prepayment required. Bring a lunch and folding chair (as chairs are limited at the BTN Nursery).
Native Plant Propagation Class! Sundays 🙂
Beginning July 15th
Propagation of Native Plants - Sundays
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Sundays, 10am – 1pm, July 15 & 29, August 5, 12, 19 & 26. 10AM-1PM. Join Back to Natives for a hands-on class to increase your native plant propagation knowledge. Participants will gather for 6 Sundays to learn which native plants propagate best by seed, cuttings, layering, and division. We will examine unique methods for mimicking nature’s scarification process. The biology, anatomy, history, and use of these propagation techniques will also be covered, briefly. Students will help propagate native plants for use in habitat restoration and environmental education projects. Most classes will take place at the Back to Natives Nursery at Santiago Park. $50 for non-members and $40 for members. $10 per individual class if you do not want to sign up for the series. RSVP for individual classes to email@example.com
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