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Arboretum's next permaculture class is set for March 7

February 26, 2010 |  7:14 am


Jill Berry, program manager at the Los Angeles County Arboretum, says young urbanites have turned out "in droves" to the botanical garden's "Introduction to Permaculture" classes.

The next workshop on March 7 will be led by botanist Caitlin Bergman, who has spearheaded volunteer permaculture gardens at the arboretum and Pasadena City College. She will demonstrate how to create a sustainable food forest in your backyard. Look for tips on edible plants, soil contouring and design, as well as how to use common resources to create an agricultural system that reflects nature. 

"Introduction to Permaculture," Los Angeles County Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. (626) 821-4623 or www.arboretum.org. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 7. Registration recommended. $22 members/$25 nonmembers. Bring your gardening gloves. 

-- Lisa Boone

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Photo credit: Brian Vander Brug / Los Angeles Times