Lush, Lovely, Resilient!
The Authentic Foothill Gardens at Sierra Madre City Hall define a new look for the foothills. It is all about self-expression, creativity, and authenticity. This aesthetic also enhances our resilience by saving water and energy, preventing fires and slides, and supporting health and wellness. Join us in exploring and maintaining this wonderful resource – and learn to get the look at home!
When: 10 am – 1 pm Saturday, October 21, 2017
Where: Sierra Madre City Hall
Each Authentic Foothill Garden at Sierra Madre City Hall features California native foliage that revels in high heat, enjoys shade and rain, resists fire, attracts wildlife, provides IdealMow lawn space with less water, and/or has edible or medicinal properties. We will tour the garden with designers from 10-11, dig in to maintain the garden at learning stations 11-12, and enjoy our results and community tables from 12-1.
As part of the workshop, you will:
Be Authentic: Authenticity makes gardens beautiful year round in both drought and deluge. Meet California native plants authentic to the foothills and learn what to do to keep them happy in your own garden.
Dig In!: You will get instruction and hands-on experience with how to prune, weed, mulch and plant – whatever the garden needs to stay looking its best.
Learn and Play: You’ll learn from demonstrations on watershed health, smart irrigation, and water catchment strategies like rainbarrels, as well as tables from related community organizations.
Get Guidance: The gardens’ designer and maintenance team will be on site, providing tips and instruction.
Be sure to bring gloves, sunglasses and/or a hat, sunscreen. We’ll bring all the tools and expertise you’ll need to learn and make a difference! Light refreshments will be provided.