Sowing South Pasadena sustainability initiative is in full-swing, with sustainability-themed programs lined up from now through May 2024.
By News Desk
Free Programs and Free Seeds
After a successful Seed Library launch party, South Pasadena’s sustainability initiative is in full-swing, with sustainability-themed programs lined up from now through May 2024. Don’t forget to visit the newly launched Seed Library on the Library’s first floor to get your free seed packets.
Barbara Eisenstein on Gardening with Native Plants
Next up, on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at 7:00 pm in the Library Community Room (1115 El Centro Street), local author and expert Barbara Eisenstein will share her enthusiasm for the beauty and benefits of gardening with native plants. Appropriate for seasoned gardeners and novices alike, the talk will provide attendees an opportunity to learn about how to cultivate and nurture a vibrant, low-maintenance habitat garden that supports local wildlife and fosters biodiversity. Eisenstein is the founder of the Friends of South Pasadena Nature Park and author of Wild Suburbia: Learning to Garden with Native Plants. A representative from the City of South Pasadena’s Natural Resources and Environmental Commission (NREC) will also be on hand to answer questions about local environmental programs and rebates offered by the City.
The Library’s Sowing South Pasadena initiative, which will present a series of programs and activities from January through May that celebrate sustainability and promote community engagement, is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.
- Dr. John Fleming, Senior Scientist with the Center for Biological Diversity, will present a talk on fossil fuels and the climate crisis. (Tuesday, March 19, at 7:00 pm)
- Ed Begley Jr., actor and longtime environmental activist, will share hilarious and poignant stories of an improbable life from his 2023 memoir To the Temple of Tranquility…And Step On it! (Monday, April 1, at 7:00 pm)
- Repair Café: In partnership with the South Pasadena Community Garden, the Library will host a Repair Café, where participants will have the opportunity to bring in their broken items and, with the help of a specialist, restore them to their former glory. (Saturday, April 20, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 pm)
- Matt Teutimez of the Gabrieleño Band of Mission Indians – Kizh Nation, will discuss native flora and indigenous land practices, and lead a hands-on activity demonstrating traditional uses for native flora. (Time and Date TBA)
Upon request made no later than four (4) business days before the event, the City will provide a reasonable accommodation for a qualified person with a disability to have equal access to the event. Please call (626) 403-7312 or fill out the City’s request form available at southpasadenaca.gov and email the form to Human Resources at HR@southpasadenaca.gov.
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