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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Field Trip Info for 04 May: garden/garden and The Learning Garden

Field trip for this weekend, May 4th (gosh, it's May already!) is at garden/garden - from 1 to about 2:30, then 2:30 to 4:00 at The Learning Garden, the intersection of Walgrove and Venice Blvd.  The entrance is on Walgrove, just south of  Venice Blvd.  Parking on the street for both venues - bring quarters for the meters at garden/garden.

garden\garden 2013

garden\garden, a public demonstration garden at 1718 and 1724 Pearl St, shows that sustainable landscapes are cost-effective, environmentally beneficial, and easy to replicate. A nine-year case study documenting the resource consumption at the two gardens shows that the Native Garden (1724 Pearl St.) uses 83% less water; generates 56% less green waste and requires 68% less maintenance than the Traditional Garden (1718 Pearl St.).

The Learning Garden 

The Learning Garden is an eleven year old teaching garden located on the grounds of Venice High School at the intersection of Venice Blvd. and Walgrove Avenue.  A community resource, many classes are taught here from preschool field trips to Emiritus Courses at local colleges. It is an evolving garden, there is no pretense to being 'finished' nor does there appear to be any ambition towards that end.  It is strictly a teaching institution.  

Neither site has refreshments!  There is an accessible restroom at The Learning Garden, not so much at garden/garden. 


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