Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

May, 2008
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Sustainable Gardening
Author Amy Stewart will talk about Becoming More Sustainable and Environmentally Friendly, on Saturday, May 31, 10 a.m. to noon, at Van de Camp Hall, Descanso Botanic Garden, 1418 Descanso Drive, in La Canada. Amy will discusses sustainability in horticulture -- from garden clubs, conservation societies, and civic beautification groups through the global industry -- and how individuals, businesses, and organizations can adopt more environmentally friendly practices. Registration is $12 for adult nonmembers and $10 for adult members. For more information, call (818) 949-7980; or go to: http://www.descansogardens.org.

Clever Gardening Technique

Seedling Protection
Use plastic baskets from cherry tomatoes or strawberries to protect newly sprouted seedlings such as corn, cucumbers, melons, and squash from the birds. By the time the seedlings have grown tall enough to reach through the tops of the baskets, they are no longer as tender and delectible.

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