GUEST SPEAKERS 5

LA Urban Farms, Yvonne Savio, Joanna Glovinsky, George Spiliotis, Evan Meyer, Misty Odett / Taking the Reins, Matt Dunaj, Loretta Allison, Cris Sarabia, Rene Amy, Stephanie Fousek, Eric Olsen, Yvonne Savio, Leon Boroditsky, Matt Dunaj, Sandy Masuo, Lisa Smith, Malcolm Shrimplin, Nicholas Staddon

LA Urban Farms - Vertical Gardens

LA Urban Farms - Vertical Gardens

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, our Club has switched to online meetings via the FCC platform. Our 3 wonderful guest speakers of LA Urban Farms (photos bottom row, center), founder Wendy Coleman and her partners Jennifer Crane and Melanie Dorsey, joined us live from Santa Barbara and Florida, introducing us to the fascinating and exciting world of growing food with vertical gardens.

LA Urban Farms - Vertical Gardens

LA Urban Farms - Vertical Gardens

Our 3 wonderful guest speakers of LA Urban Farms, founder Wendy Coleman, and her partners Jennifer Crane and Melanie Dorsey, joined us live from Santa Barbara and Florida, introducing us to the fascinating and exciting world of growing food with vertical gardens.

Yvonne Savio - Wildflower SuperBloom

Yvonne Savio - Wildflower SuperBloom

Master Gardener, Yvonne Savio, takes us on a colorful journey through the beautiful Wildflower Super Blooms of 2017 and 2019. In addition, Yvonne surprises us with a most valuable tip and a special plant raffle.

Yvonne Savio - Wildflower SuperBloom

Yvonne Savio - Wildflower SuperBloom

Master Gardener, Yvonne Savio, takes us on a colorful journey through the beautiful Wildflower Super Blooms of 2017 and 2019. In addition, Yvonne surprises us with a most valuable tip and a special plant raffle.

Yvonne Savio - Wildflower SuperBloom

Yvonne Savio - Wildflower SuperBloom

Master Gardener, Yvonne Savio, takes us on a colorful journey through the beautiful Wildflower Super Blooms of 2017 and 2019. In addition, Yvonne surprises us with a most valuable tip and a special plant raffle.

Yvonne Savio - Wildflower SuperBloom

Yvonne Savio - Wildflower SuperBloom

Master Gardener, Yvonne Savio, takes us on a colorful journey through the beautiful Wildflower Super Blooms of 2017 and 2019. In addition, Yvonne surprises us with a most valuable tip and a special plant raffle.

Yvonne Savio - Wildflower SuperBloom

Yvonne Savio - Wildflower SuperBloom

Master Gardener, Yvonne Savio, takes us on a colorful journey through the beautiful Wildflower Super Blooms of 2017 and 2019. In addition, Yvonne surprises us with a most valuable tip and a special plant raffle.

Joanna Glovinsky - Fruit Tree Care

Joanna Glovinsky - Fruit Tree Care

Fruit tree care specialist, Joanna Glovinsky, founder of Fruitstitute, offers valuable information and great tips on how to correctly care for fruit trees to keep them healthy, happy and fruitful :)

George Spiliotis - Enjoy your Garden

George Spiliotis - Enjoy your Garden

George Spiliotis enthusiastically encourages us to enjoy our gardens and nature from a different perspective and with our 5 senses.

George Spiliotis - Enjoy your Garden

George Spiliotis - Enjoy your Garden

George Spiliotis enthusiastically encourages us to enjoy our gardens and nature from a different perspective and with our 5 senses.

Evan Meyer - South Africa vs CA

Evan Meyer - South Africa vs CA

Evan Meyer illustrates the similarities between the flora of South Africa and California, and how LA gardeners can diversify and beautify their gardens with the unique plants of these two regions.

Evan Meyer - South Africa vs CA

Evan Meyer - South Africa vs CA

Evan Meyer illustrates the similarities between the flora of South Africa and California, and how LA gardeners can diversify and beautify their gardens with the unique plants of these two regions.

Evan Meyer - South Africa vs CA

Evan Meyer - South Africa vs CA

Evan Meyer illustrates the similarities between the flora of South Africa and California, and how LA gardeners can diversify and beautify their gardens with the unique plants of these two regions.

Evan Meyer - South Africa vs CA

Evan Meyer - South Africa vs CA

Evan Meyer illustrates the similarities between the flora of South Africa and California, and how LA gardeners can diversify and beautify their gardens with the unique plants of these two regions.

Misty Odett - Taking the Reins

Misty Odett - Taking the Reins

In 2018, our Club partnered with Taking the Reins, where our members volunteer during Garden Classes. Misty Odett not only updated us on the new garden projects, but also provided wonderful and touching insights into their students' progress and awesome accomplishments :)

Matt Dunaj - Welwitschia Mirabilis

Matt Dunaj - Welwitschia Mirabilis

Matt's latest addition to his impressive Cactus and Succulent collection is the unique Welwitschia Mirabilis, the Ancient King of the Namibian Desert. The plant's only two foliage leaves grow continuously, and the largest known plant currently stands 4.6 ft tall and is over 13 ft in diameter.

Matt Dunaj - Welwitschia Mirabilis

Matt Dunaj - Welwitschia Mirabilis

Matt's latest addition to his impressive Cactus and Succulent collection is the unique Welwitschia Mirabilis, the Ancient King of the Namibian Desert. The plant's only two foliage leaves grow continuously, and the largest known plant currently stands 4.6 ft tall and is over 13 ft in diameter.

Matt Dunaj - Welwitschia Mirabilis

Matt Dunaj - Welwitschia Mirabilis

Matt's latest addition to his impressive Cactus and Succulent collection is the unique Welwitschia Mirabilis, the Ancient King of the Namibian Desert. The plant's only two foliage leaves grow continuously, and the largest known plant currently stands 4.6 ft tall and is over 13 ft in diameter.

Loretta Allison - The Healing Garden

Loretta Allison - The Healing Garden

Loretta Allison's positive energy affected everyone in the room and members happily participated in the smelling, touching and eating of edible, medicinal plants. We learned so much about the healing power of these amazing plants and we think, the long list of medicinal herbs still needing to be discussed requires another get-together at some point... :)

Loretta Allison - The Healing Garden

Loretta Allison - The Healing Garden

Loretta Allison's positive energy affected everyone in the room and members happily participated in the smelling, touching and eating of edible, medicinal plants. We learned so much about the healing power of these amazing plants and we think, the long list of medicinal herbs still needing to be discussed requires another get-together at some point... :) And no, that's not a marijuana plant! :D

Cris Sarabia - Greywater

Cris Sarabia - Greywater

Cris Sarabia introduced us to all aspects of greywater, what qualifies as greywater and what systems and installations are available for residential homes. For more info visit greywateraction.org

Rene Amy - Wildflowers

Rene Amy - Wildflowers

Rene Amy dazzled us with an enchanting display, teaching us about wildflowers and easy ways to grow our own wildflower meadow. He produces small batches of seed bark and balls with a variety of mixes of California-native plant seeds. Rene is also on a mission to save the Monarch Butterfly! Rene Amy is the founder and owner of Altadena Maid Products altadenamaid.com

Rene Amy - Wildflowers

Rene Amy - Wildflowers

Rene Amy dazzled us with an enchanting display, teaching us about wildflowers and easy ways to grow our own wildflower meadow. He produces small batches of seed bark and balls with a variety of mixes of California-native plant seeds. Rene is also on a mission to save the Monarch Butterfly! Rene Amy is the founder and owner of Altadena Maid Products altadenamaid.com

Rene Amy - Wildflowers

Rene Amy - Wildflowers

Rene Amy dazzled us with an enchanting display, teaching us about wildflowers and easy ways to grow our own wildflower meadow. He produces small batches of seed bark and balls with a variety of mixes of California-native plant seeds. Rene is also on a mission to save the Monarch Butterfly! Rene Amy is the founder and owner of Altadena Maid Products altadenamaid.com

Rene Amy - Wildflowers

Rene Amy - Wildflowers

Rene Amy dazzled us with an enchanting display, teaching us about wildflowers and easy ways to grow our own wildflower meadow. He produces small batches of seed bark and balls with a variety of mixes of California-native plant seeds. Rene is also on a mission to save the Monarch Butterfly! Rene Amy is the founder and owner of Altadena Maid Products altadenamaid.com

Rene Amy - Monarch Butterfly Crisis

Rene Amy - Monarch Butterfly Crisis

Rene Amy dazzled us with an enchanting display, teaching us about wildflowers and easy ways to grow our own wildflower meadow. He produces small batches of seed bark and balls with a variety of mixes of California-native plant seeds. Rene is also on a mission to save the Monarch Butterfly and promotes NATIVE MILKWEED to support these beautiful insects. Rene Amy is the founder and owner of Altadena Maid Products altadenamaid.com

Rene Amy - Monarch Butterfly Crisis

Rene Amy - Monarch Butterfly Crisis

Rene Amy dazzled us with an enchanting display, teaching us about wildflowers and easy ways to grow our own wildflower meadow. He produces small batches of seed bark and balls with a variety of mixes of California-native plant seeds. Rene is also on a mission to save the Monarch Butterfly and promotes NATIVE MILKWEED to support these beautiful insects. Rene Amy is the founder and owner of Altadena Maid Products altadenamaid.com

Stephanie Fousek - Mushrooms

Stephanie Fousek - Mushrooms

Together with Stephanie Fousek, we explore the magical and mysterious world of mushrooms. Seen here is the amazing glowing mushroom 'Jack-O-Lantern'.

Eric Olsen - Smart Pots

Eric Olsen - Smart Pots

Eric Olsen spoke to us about Raised Bed Gardening and introduced us to Smart Pots.

Eric Olsen - Smart Pots

Eric Olsen - Smart Pots

Eric Olsen spoke to us about Raised Bed Gardening and introduced us to Smart Pots.

Eric Olsen - Smart Pots

Eric Olsen - Smart Pots

Eric Olsen spoke to us about Raised Bed Gardening and introduced us to Smart Pots.

Eric Olsen - Smart Pots

Eric Olsen - Smart Pots

Eric Olsen spoke to us about Raised Bed Gardening and introduced us to Smart Pots. To our delight, Eric generously gifted each of our members with a Smart Pot :)

Eric Olsen - Smart Pots

Eric Olsen - Smart Pots

Eric Olsen spoke to us about Raised Bed Gardening and introduced us to Smart Pots. To our delight, Eric generously gifted each of our members with a Smart Pot :)

Yvonne Savio - Saving Seeds

Yvonne Savio - Saving Seeds

LAGC member Nina did a fabulous job at introducing our Guest Speaker, Yvonne Savio, who showed us what kind of seeds are best suited to be saved, and how to correctly process them.

Yvonne Savio - Saving Seeds

Yvonne Savio - Saving Seeds

Our Guest Speaker, Yvonne Savio, showed us what kind of seeds are best suited to be saved, and how to correctly process them.

Yvonne Savio - Saving Seeds

Yvonne Savio - Saving Seeds

Our Guest Speaker, Yvonne Savio, showed us what kind of seeds are best suited to be saved, and how to correctly process them.

Yvonne Savio - Saving Seeds

Yvonne Savio - Saving Seeds

Our Guest Speaker, Yvonne Savio, showed us what kind of seeds are best suited to be saved, and how to correctly process them.

Yvonne Savio - Saving Seeds

Yvonne Savio - Saving Seeds

Our Guest Speaker, Yvonne Savio, showed us what kind of seeds are best suited to be saved, and how to correctly process them.

Yvonne Savio - Saving Seeds

Yvonne Savio - Saving Seeds

LAGC member Bob tells us about growing Wine Grapes during our meeting's new feature "Show & Tell".

Yvonne Savio - Saving Seeds

Yvonne Savio - Saving Seeds

Garden Talk among LAGC members during the break.

Yvonne Savio - Saving Seeds

Yvonne Savio - Saving Seeds

Garden Talk among LAGC members during the break.

Leon Boroditsky - Urban Forests

Leon Boroditsky - Urban Forests

LAGC Member Helene and Leon Boroditsky, the Municipal Arborist and Tree Surgeon Supervisor for the City of LA Dept of Rec & Parks, who describes the current challenges and status of Urban Forests in SoCal - Overall, it's a pretty bleak outlook...!

Leon Boroditsky - Urban Forests

Leon Boroditsky - Urban Forests

Leon Boroditsky, Municipal Arborist and Tree Surgeon Supervisor for the City of LA Dept of Rec & Parks, describes the current challenges and status of Urban Forests in SoCal - Overall, it's a pretty bleak outlook...!

Matt Dunaj - Dome Greenhouse

Matt Dunaj - Dome Greenhouse

Matt Dunaj showed us, how he built this unique Dome Greenhouse, and how this piece of art has become home to a most amazing succulent collection :) Helping him with his endeavor is his friend Graham. Dome Greenhouse Images Courtesy Matt Dunaj's Instagram Photo Gallery @mdunaj

Sandy Masuo - Extreme Plants

Sandy Masuo - Extreme Plants

Extreme Plants, Carnivores, Parasites and Mutants might send shivers down our spines as we remember them mostly from Horror films. But thanks to Sandy's unique presentation we learned about these extraordinary plants' built-in mechanisms and creative sophistication.

Lisa Smith - Tree Care

Lisa Smith - Tree Care

Lisa Smith's vast knowledge on how to truly care for Trees is impressive! And her enthusiastically presented "Dos & Don'ts" will stay with you for good :)

Lisa Smith - Tree Care

Lisa Smith - Tree Care

Lisa Smith's vast knowledge on how to truly care for Trees is impressive! And her enthusiastically presented "Dos & Don'ts" will stay with you for good :)

Malcolm Shrimplin - Clivia Miniata

Malcolm Shrimplin - Clivia Miniata

Malcolm Shrimplin (right) and his co-host Alexander Mikhalevitch introduce us to the fascinating world of Clivias and their surprising range of different colors.

Nicholas Staddon on SoCal Gardening

Nicholas Staddon on SoCal Gardening

Nicholas Staddon addresses the important issues SoCal gardeners are facing today and shares his expertise on which plants do well in our region.

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