Grow Native Nursery in the Veterans Garden offers both free and for fee educational programs and workshops for the public. Please note the location is Grow Native Nursery in the Veterans Garden at the following address:
VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System
100 Davis Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Programs Currently Available:
Sowing, Seeding, and Planting
Saturday, January 10, 10 - 11:30 a.m. FREE RSVP Required - Click Here
Learn about proper planting techniques for a variety of plant types, for a successful native plant garden. Free, but please RSVP.
Honeylove Meet-up: Future Zombee Apocalypse: Bee Prepared and Stick Together!
Sunday, January 11, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
A special workshop featuring Sam Comfort, who will talk about do-it-yourself methods, several hive designs, queen-raising, healthier, hardier bees with no treatments, and a future of a self-reliant beekeeping community with more hives than televisions. For more information or to RSVP, please see Honeylove's website.
Design Details: Plant Pairings
Saturday, February 14, 10 - 11:30 a.m. FREE RSVP Required - Click Here
An illustrated discussion of color and texture plant pairings for designs bold or soothing, contemporary or traditional. Free, but please RSVP.
Traditional Uses of California Native Plants
[Program CANCELED] Saturday, March 14, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Spring Propagation Tips
Saturday, April 11, 10 - 11:30 a.m. FREE RSVP Required - Click Here
Learn basic techniques for propagating California native plants. If you want to learn more after the class, three-hour workshops are offered in Claremont seasonally. Free, but please RSVP.
Design Details: Birds, Bees, & Butterflies
Saturday, May 9, 10 - 11:30 a.m. FREE RSVP Required - Click Here
Learn about California native plants that provide food and shelter for beneficial insects and other pollinators. Free, but please RSVP.
Replace Your Lawn
Saturday, June 13, 10 - 11:30 a.m. FREE RSVP Required - Click Here
Stephen Baldonado provides an overview of important things to know about replacing your lawn. Free, but please RSVP.
Sunday, June 29, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. FREE RSVP Required - Click Here
We are pleased to host this month's Honeylove meetup of treatment-free beekeeping lectures and discussions. (Formerly BBK meetings). For the serious amateur beekeeper who has already attended most of the 2nd Saturday workshops and Sanctuary mentoring. Ideal for those with one or more hives in urban and semi-urban settings. Native plants available for purchase to help your bees at the nursery after the workshop! Free, but please RSVP.
Summer Maintenance of California Native Plants
Saturday, July 12, 10 - 11:30 a.m. FREE RSVP Required - Click Here
Antonio Sánchez will discuss summer maintenance tips to keep your native plants healthy, happy and thriving during the summer. Topics include summer watering (and not watering), appropriate pruning, and more. Free, but please RSVP.
Replacing Your Lawn with Water-Wise Plants
Saturday, August 9, 10 - 11:30 a.m. FREE RSVP Required - Click Here
Led by Stephen Baldonado, this workshop will cover the basics of lawn removal and how to design a pleasing, water-wise, low-maintenance replacement. Free, but please RSVP.
Autumn Garden Party!
Saturday, September 20, 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (early access at 9 a.m. for RSABG members)
Copious Color: An introduction to the most colorful California native plants
Saturday, October 11, 10 - 11:30 a.m. FREE RSVP Required - Click Here
Dustin Gimbel of Second Nature Garden Design will focus on small and medium size plants that are good for our small gardens in Southern California, and are easy to grow! Free, but please RSVP.
Edible and Medicinal California Native Plants
Saturday, November 8, 10 - 11:30 a.m. FREE RSVP Required - Click Here
Nicholas Hummingbird Hernandez will discuss edible and medicinal uses of several California native plants, many of which will be available for purchase after the workshop. Free, but please RSVP.
Green Friday Sale!
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, November 28-30, 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A special sale to help you find something for all the gardeners and native plant lovers on your holiday shopping lists! Everything in stock will be 20% off. (RSABG members will receive 35% total off live plants in stock.)