03.12.2012 Pasadena General Plan

The city of Pasadena had a great turn out at PCC. They were actually overwhelmed by the interest in sustainability issues and improvements. One of the main themes was the need for more bike lanes and better flow for alternative transportation.

Several individuals wanted more green space and expressed desire for community gardens.Unfortunately, the city suggested temporary green space that would be later developed into condos/stores.

Also, there was a suggestion to create electric street cars/buses for better public transportation. The other problem expressed was that there traffic study showed that the average resident made 10 trips per day. There was a suggestion to decrease the amount of free parking spaces to encourage residents to walk or bike.

Another issue was the changes in sustainability policy would only apply to new growth and the city of Pasadena is not interested in redevelopment.

Introduction to Pasadena Master Plan


Urban Design

Mobility Plan


Sustainability Ideas and Improvements Courtesy Jason Carman

03.11.2012 2012 Hahamongna Walkabout

It’s time for the 2nd Annual Hahamongna Walkabout. This year will be featuring the geology, wildlife and an update on the County’s sediment removal program in Hahamongna. Please come and learn more about this great asset in the City of Pasadena.

If you missed lasted year’s Walkabout, check out these great videos and pictures. Please RSVP at http://www.savehahamongna.org/walkaboutrsvp.htm

Please contact Jonathan for information at (323) 405-7326 or jonathan@arroyoseco.org

When: Saturday, March 31, 2012
Where: Hahamongna Watershed Park near JPL
Foothill Blvd. and Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA (Map)
Time: 9:00 am to Noon

03.10.2012 How-to Capture a Bee Swarm

Below is a video from Backwards Beekeeper (a Los Angeles organic beekeepers) on how to capture a bee Swarm:

Garden Fridays 03/09/2012 Recap

We had our first Spring clean-up and general meeting. During the meeting, we saw a rare sight, a bee swarm land a few feet away form us.

Garden Cleanup

LeekPCC Leeks


PCC Bee Swarm
Courtesy Jason Carman

Arroyo Seco Invasive Plant Removal

The Arroyo Seco Foundation and US Forest Service is organizing a day long hike in the Upper Arroyo Seco. The day will be full of removing invasive Castor Beans, Wild Mustard, and Tree Tobacco. To volunteer visit http://www.arroyoseco.org/volunteer.php

For questions, contact Jonathan Frame at 323-405-7326

When: Saturday, March 24, 2012
Where: TBA (Arroyo Seco)
Time: 9:00 am

03.05.2012 First Meeting of Spring 2012

Please join our first spring meeting, this coming Friday. We will be talking about the club, upcoming events and setting goals for the semester. Join us and bring a friend.

When: March 9, 2012
Time: 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: PCC Organic Garden (outside the L Bldg.)

Map of PCC

PCC Garden

Courtesy Jason Carman