Please put these good events on your calendar and share rides!
Louise Lowry Davis Center Landscape Gets a Facelift! 1232 De La Vina Street (at Victoria)
UCCE Master Gardeners of Santa Barbara County and the Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department will be conducting a series of hands on demonstrations that show how to convert the Center’s lawn and other planted areas into water-wise planted beds! Sustainability is key. Email our Master Gardener Daphne Page, Plot 32, if you want to assist or have questions!
Sat, Nov 6, 2010, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Lawn and Plant Removal, Soil Preparation and Irrigation Basics
Sat, Nov 13, 2010, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Foundation Plants in Design; Planting Trees and Large Shrubs
Sat, Nov 13, 2010, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Shrubs, Accents and Groundcover in Design; Planting These Secondary and Tertiary Plants
Gaia Festival 2010, November 13-14, 2010 HEAL – LOVE – CELEBRATE MOTHER EARTH
Music / Healers / Art / Film / Meditation / Body Movement / Drumming / Ceremony / Community
The line up this year is incredible – Lisa Beck and Budhi Harlow of Panzumo, Santa Barbara’s most energetic West African drum and dance group; Gaia Fest fave and beloved Board Member Karen Tate; Stephen Gerringer of The Joseph Campbell Foundation, who tore up the stage in 2008! Check out our website for the full lineup and schedule.
Please continue to send out your powerful prayers for our beloved Mother Earth. Drum for Her, sing for Her, and do what you can to help create a sustainable future.
Gaia Festival sponsors a charity or two each year and for 2010 80% of raffle ticket sales and a percentage of the ticket sales will go to Quail Springs Learning Oasis and Permaculture Farm to help them rebuild and recover after experiencing the devastating flash flood. Sponsor someone to take their Permaculture Design Certification Course!
Nov 17 from 7 pm – 8:45 pm
Free class! Patio Permaculture: Growing Food on your Balcony, Porch or Patio
South Coast Watershed Resource Center
Arroyo Burro/Hendry’s Beach, 2981 Cliff Drive
At the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden!
2011 Master Gardener Class! Applications are now being taken! Have you, or someone you know wanted to become a Master Gardener?!! Go to http://cesantabarbara.ucdavis.ecu/MasterGardener for info about the Program, and fill out your application. Applications must be postmarked or received by e-mail by January 14th.
There will be an Open House for all interested parties on January 12th, details to come
Interviews will be held the week of January 17th
Classes begin February 9th from 1-4 PM
It’s an awesome program! Daphne Page, Plot 32, and myself, are both Master Gardeners. Ask us any questions you have about the program, and, of course, garden questions. If we don’t know the answer, we will try to find out for you! The Master Gardener text/reference is the California Master Gardener Handbook, an invaluable reference whether you are a Master Gardener or not! Put it right alongside your Western Sunset Garden Book & Pat Welsh’s Southern California Gardening! Be prepared to make special new friends, step into a dedicated community, share truly inspiring projects.