Not to be missed: the Huntington is putting on an exciting program this Friday November 18. I’m going and hope to see some of you there. If you’re interested in growing edibles in Southern California, this is the place to be!
Only at Home: 2011 Huntington Ranch Symposium
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
San Marino, CA
Marking the second year of Ranch operations, this one-day symposium focuses on aspects of urban agriculture that can’t be duplicated in commercial settings. From the use of gray water irrigation systems to growing offbeat edibles, learn how to harvest the unique potential from your home garden. From 8:30am to 5:00pm.
Featuring: Master gardener Yvonne Savio, native plant specialist Lili Singer, the greywater expertise of Leigh Jerrard, garden designer John Lyons, master preserver Ernest Miller and soil expert Corey Wells. Delicious continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon refreshments provided by Little Flower Candy Company. The daytime event will close with an open tour of the Ranch.
When the symposium draws to a close please decide to stay for more fun with a local beer tasting and farm dinner. Keynote speaker Dr. Robert Wallace will present on the botany of beer. Featuring local artisans Craftsman Brewing Company, Eagle Rock Brewery and Little Flower Candy Company. From 5:30pm to 8:30pm.
All-day event – $40
All-day event plus additional beer tasting, dinner and lecture – $65
Tickets available at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/204977