10.31.2010 Growing Home: Agriculture in the City

Check out this upcoming event at the Huntington Library:

Combining talk and tours, tastings and tools, Growing Home is an all day event to celebrate home gardeners and introduce the Huntington’s new urban agricultural station, the Ranch. In the morning, everyone will gather for talks, networking, and lunch. Rosalind Creasy, pioneer of edible landscaping, will give the keynote speech and sign copies of the new edition of her landmark book, Edible Landscaping. In the afternoon, concurrent tracks will focus on soil, organization, animals, food, and touring the new facilities. The day will end with a raffle!

Speakers include a keynote by Rosalind Creasy and speakers from Silverlake Farms, Los Angeles; Homegrown Evolution, Los Angeles; Food Not Lawns, Claremont; Ecoworkshops.com, Topanga; The Huntington Botanical Gardens, San Marino; Metabolic Studio, Los Angeles; Full Circle Gardens, Los Angeles; Backwards Beekeepers, Los Angeles; Little Flower Candy Co., Pasadena; Fallen Fruit, Los Angeles; Sustainable Habitats, Los Angeles; and UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners, Los Angeles.

For a more scholarly conference, please see Bringing Home the Ranch at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/129148

NOTE: No one under 12 years old will be admitted.

Registration and morning refreshments begin at 8:30. The speakers’ series, located in Friends’ Hall, is from 9:00am to 12:30pm. Vegetarian lunch and book signing is from 12:30 to 2:00, followed by the keynote address. In the afternoon, participants rotate through a wide variety of workshops and demonstrations. About 15 minutes of walking is required between venues.

The Annenberg Foundation has provided generous support for this program.

Source: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

When: November 13, 2010
Time: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Where: The Huntington Library (Map)
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108

Price: $25.00 (includes lunch)

Contact: Rachel Vourlas at 626-405-2100