Department of Public Works
Classes and Events

We invite residents to attend gardening classes and events held by other institutions.
For a schedule of County smart gardening classes, visit our Workshops page.

If you have a class or event you want listed, submit information here for consideration.
Classes Page

Date and Location

Title and Description

Hermosa Beach - June 12, 2019
Wednesday, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Hermosa Beach Farmer's Market
1 Pier Ave

Fee: $0
Garden Craft: Biodegradable Newspaper Pots

This is a great family activity to get your little one(s) learning about our natural world and where their food comes from, all while meeting the farmers who grew the onsite produce too!

Registration: online here.
Sun Valley - June 15, 2019
Saturday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Theodore Payne Foundation
10459 Tuxford St

Fee: $40 ($30 for members)
Irrigation Practices for Native Plant Gardens with Tim Becker

Discuss irrigation principles, techniques and equipment for native plant landscapes – with practical examples. Bring your hat and water bottle.

Registration: online here, or call 818.768.1802.
Arcadia - June 22, 2019
Saturday, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Arboretum - Bamboo Room
301 N Baldwin Ave

Fee: $35 ($25 for members)
Includes Arboretum admission
Aesthetics of Ecology

Teaches how landscape architecture is combined with regenerative design principles to form orderly scenes of ecosystem function within contemporary developed landscapes.

Registration: online here, call 626.821.4623, or pay at the class.
Los Angeles - June 23, 2019
Sunday, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hauser & Wirth
901 E 3rd St

Fee: $0
Family Garden Workshop: Tree Ecology

Using straws and Japanese ink, participants will make paintings on paper inspired by California native trees, such as the Coast Live Oak tree in Hauser & Wirth’s courtyard.

Registration: online here, sales ends June 23.
Pasadena - June 23, 2019
Sunday, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Urban Homestead
631 Cypress Ave

Fee: $45 + $4.37 (fee)= $49.37
From Garden to Table: Using Edible Flowers

Learn how to use edible flowers in a variety of culinary ways. From the garden to the table, learn to incorporate and decorate with edible flowers.

Registration: online here.
Sun Valley - July 6, 2019
Saturday, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Theodore Payne Foundation - Classroom
10459 Tuxford St

Fee: $35 ($25 for members)
Right Plant, Right Place with Lili Singer

This course discusses local plant communities and their conditions, as well as how to assess the conditions of your garden site, including climate, soil, sunlight and space.

Registration: online here, sales end July 6.
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