Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 10:00 A.M.
MEETING: Jorge Ochoa: Passion Fruit
Place: Sepulveda Gardens
16633 Magnolia Blvd, Encino, CA 91316
Program: Jorge Ochoa, director and instructor of the Horticulture Program at Long Beach City College, will speak to us on
South America’s Aphrodisiac – Passion Fruit. Passion fruit: the name evokes an exotic tropical paradise, an aphrodisiac or a
wonderful flavoring for many juice mixes and pastries. Nature provided over sixty different species of edible passion fruit, but most
people are only aware of just one (Passiflora edulis). Join Jorge Ochoa as we take a trek through the jungles of Central and South
America to learn about the many unfamiliar passion fruits that are becoming popular and that you can grow in your back yard.
Saturday, August 26th, 2017 10:00 A.M.
FIELD TRIP: Cottonwood Urban Farm (Chapter Members Only)
Place: (Private Address)
Program: Tour of Cottonwood Urban Farm, given by founder (and member of our Los Angeles Chapter) Elliot Kuhn
In the winter of 2012, educator and LA native Elliot Kuhn began converting a dusty, vacant plot in Panorama City into a highly
productive urban farm. Nestled in the basin of the Tujunga Wash, Cottonwood Urban Farm (CUF) uses creative growing
techniques (season extension, intercropping, succession planting) to cultivate a variety of vegetables, fruits and herbs
without the use of any large scale commercial farming equipment. With a deep connection to community, education, and ecology,
CUF places social responsibility first and works with local non-profits and a local substance abuse program for youth.
Therapeutic work days are offered to the residents of the teen facility on an ongoing basis. Come and be inspired by all that
Elliot is doing!
PS: Elliot will have trees from Dave Wilson Nursery (mostly apple and stone fruit) available for purchase.
They are in in 15-gallon containers so plan ahead!
Save the Dates – Tentative Calendar 2017
This is the information available so far. Things may change based on availability, circumstances, acts of nature, etc.
Sept 23rd - Sepulveda Garden - Paul Talley: Figs
October 28th - Field Trip- to be announced
Nov 18th - Sepulveda Gardens – to be announced
Dec 16th - Sepulveda Gardens - Holiday Party
|All Members: if your last name begins with A--M please bring something for our refreshment table.
And since it will be served close to noon, please lunch please consider something lunch--y.