March 6 Orchid Greenhouse Exchange 1 to 3, 5155 Camino Floral As with all Neighborhood Exchanges: Bring whatever you have this time or year, or a baked good to share, or something garden related: an article of interest to pass around, etc.. But do come, no matter as we all get something out of being together!
March 12! 10 AM How to Grow More Delicious Edibles Per Square Foot Than You Ever Thought Possible! That will include 10 Space Saving Strategies and 11 Practices for Higher Yields! Cerena Childress, a Master Gardener presentation at La Sumida Nursery – Rain or shine. Class is FREE! Would love for you to join us!
March 11 to 13 International Orchid Show Earl Warren Showgrounds, U.S. Hwy 101 at Las Positas 805-969-5746
Saturday, March 19 San Roque Garden Exchange 10-1 1440 Jesusita Lane
March 20 Happy Spring Equinox!
March 26 Fairview Gardens, Urban Homesteading, all day 9 to 5, Garden Layout & Bed Prep, Lasagna Gardening! Mark Tollefson. Lasagna gardening, a layered approach, creates highly aerated soils with high fertility. Discover how to use this system to grow many vegetables in a small space and at a higher rate of efficiency and productivity. $85.00
Sign up in advance for April 30 Sheet Mulching – The Lazy Gardener’s Guide to Growing, all day 9 to 5 $85
June 4 & 5 Introduction to Permaculture: 2 Day program Two full days $195
June 18 Container Gardening – Gardening for small spaces 9 am to 12 pm $40
Earth Day 2011 “Powered By the People” April 16, 17
The Community Environmental Council (CEC) will host the Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival at Alameda Park Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17, 2011. The 2011 theme, “Powered by the People,” is in line with the CEC’s Fossil Free by ’33 campaign and emphasizes the power of daily choices in making Santa Barbara one of the first fossil-free communities in the nation.
The festival will feature approximately 250 exhibitors, a free valet bike parking section that is expected to hold over 1,000 bikes, and the third annual Green Shorts Film Festival. It will also include the festival’s 11th Green Car Show – featuring the largest collection of efficient and alternative fueled vehicles between Los Angeles and San Francisco and the longest-running show of its kind in the country.