Occupy outdoors

Posted on | October 24, 2011 | 1 Comment

If proof were needed why I am not a professional photographer, this post is it. But somehow I had to salute a weekend spent at two delightful events — the Los Angeles Community Garden Council gathering of community organizers from all over the LA Basin and the fall festival at Rancho Santa Ana’s Grow Native Nursery at the VA Hospital in Westwood. Both were packed with the best kind of people — gardeners. Both had too many good speakers to count, including LA’s leading horticulturist Lili Singer, seed saver David King, mycologist and Victory Gardener nonpareil Florence Nishida, and Tim Dundon, provisioner of craptonite (aka composted stable manure) to the Foothills. Dundon, it should be added, didn’t lecture but performed “Born to be Wild” while stamping a hoe. The picture is out of focus because I was dancing while taking it. Jeff Spurrier will be covering the council meeting in the penultimate installment of his Wednesday series Community Gardens Dispatch in the Home Section of the Los Angeles Times. For full listings of garden events, including a course by Singer this weekend on native garden basics at the Theodore Payne Foundation, check Lisa Boone’s Monday datebook column.


One Response to “Occupy outdoors”

  1. Leigh Adams
    October 24th, 2011 @ 9:38 pm

    I only got to the LACommunity Garden Council gathering but it was exceptionally good. Can’t believe I have to wait two years for it to happen again. Excellent speakers and truly outrageously good music!

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