FROM THE RANCH | Only at Home: Ranch Symposium Nov. 18

Only at Home: 2011 Huntington Ranch Symposium The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens San Marino, CA. Friday, November 18 2011. Marking the second year of Ranch operations, this one-day symposium focuses on aspects of urban agriculture that can’t be duplicated in commercial settings. From the use of gray … Continue reading

FROM THE RANCH | Free Ranch Lecture: From Twigs to Figs

Jon Verdick, owner of Encanto Farms Nursery in San Diego, will provide an introduction to propagating, growing, caring for, and—above all—enjoying figs, a fruit treasured throughout the world. Free; no reservations required. Friends’ Hall. Jon grows about 500 varieties of figs at his home and maintains the website, and … Continue reading

FROM THE RANCH | Free Ranch Lecture: Growing Microgreens At Home

Tues Aug. 30, 7:30 PM at Friend’s Hall (Free) Enjoy the freshest, tastiest salad fixings and save money at the same time. Tara Kolla of Silver Lake Farms will share tips for propagating, growing, and harvesting a bounty of organic baby greens, whether your home garden is a half-acre of … Continue reading

FROM THE RANCH | Urban Ecosystem Agriculture Train the Trainer Series Announcement

The Huntington would like to invite applications for Urban Ecosystem Agriculture, a train-the-trainer course to be held between September 3, 2011 and January 21, 2012. This series is designed to empower Master Gardeners and garden educators with a practical knowledge base of techniques and theory necessary to establish productive, resilient … Continue reading

FROM THE RANCH | Free Ranch Lecture: Urban Ecosystem Agriculture

Ecologically-informed methods of urban agriculture can ease workload and create a healthier, more diverse garden. Attracting pollinators with native plants and interplanting herbs with fruit trees are just two examples. Scott Kleinrock, project coordinator for the Huntington Ranch, will describe his ongoing research to develop locally-adapted methods for Los Angeles … Continue reading