Saturday, May 27th, 2017 10:00 A.M.
MEETING: Anna Howell - Pollinators, Bees, etc
Place: Sepulveda Gardens
16633 Magnolia Blvd, Encino, CA 91316
Program: Anna D. Howell, an entomologist from the University of California Agriculture
and Natural Resources, will be speaking on bees and other pollinators. Scientists
estimate that one third of the world’s food crops and four-fifths of its flowering
plants depend on some form of insect pollination, mainly by bees. Yet
honeybees and native bees around the globe are declining in numbers.
Discover the fascinating world of pollination, pollinators, and its impact on the
Saturday, June 24th, 2017 10:00 A.M.
FIELD TRIP: Mulberry Haven - Organic Orchard (Chapter Members Only)
Place: (Private Address)
Program: Carol Vesecky, owner of Mulberry Haven and Director of Biointensive for Russia will lead us on a tour of her
organic orchard. In 2007, Carol and her daughter Holly purchased Mulberry Haven with many varieties of mulberries and other
fruit trees on a two-acre property. The property is in the river-bottom northeast of Meiners Oaks, its back bordering on
wilderness land along the Ventura River and adjacent to the Los Padres National Forest and the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy.
Known to some as the oldest mulberry farm in North America, the orchard was originally planted in over two hundred trees, most
of them grafted. The orchard is managed by Kody Ryan, who has extensive experience with Biodynamic farming techniques
and worked with former owners Gordon and Marie Kennedy who planted the orchard around 1980. Kody and Carol will give
us a tour and explain how to keep fruit trees healthy in our hot, dry climate. You will see mulberry, pomegranate, carob,
persimmon, avocado, fig, apricot, peach apple, date palms and several varieties of citrus trees. If there is time and interest,
Carol will show us her Biointensive food garden and composting techniques. Kody and Carol also have a farm stand with their
produce and some succulents and geraniums for sale.
Chapter Members Only
Save the Dates – Tentative Calendar 2017
This is the information available so far. Things may change based on availability, circumstances, acts of nature, etc.
July 22nd - Sepulveda Gardens - Jorge Ochoa: Passion Fruit
August 26th - Field trip - Elliot Kuhn: Cottonwood Urban Farm
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
|Potluck To Follow: Please bring something lunch-y
|Potluck To Follow: Carol has promised to serve her wonderful mulberry punch and carob tea.