Second Nature programming basks in nature, curiosity, and food! Formerly known as Sustainable Sundays, these talks and workshops tap into the exciting potential that NHM's new gardens offer. Are you craving urban survival skills? Want to know what some of those cool, urban trees are called? Curious about pickling your own cucumbers?
We welcome you, urban naturalist, foodie, master gardener, DIY tinkerer, and all-around fun seeker!
Gardening for the Bees Sunday, November 8 | 9 am - noon
Have you ever wanted to plant a garden for bees and other pollinators? Join Museum experts at this workshop to learn how to grow a home for pollinators in your yard. We'll teach you all you need to know about growing a habitat garden and how you can track its success using the Great Sunflower Project's citizen science methods.
You will even get a free plant to kick start your garden!
REGISTRATION CLICK HERE. To register over the phone, please call us at 213.763.3499.
Art of Tea Sunday, December 13 | 2-4 pm
Take a walk through the history of tea, one of the oldest and most-consumed beverages. Steve Schwartz, founder of Art of Tea, will discuss in the Museum's Home Garden teas, botanicals, and blending practices. Explore with him how you can take herbs and plants from nature to craft delicious tea blends that help to nourish the body and soul. You will see some of these plants growing in the garden, experience what they feel like after drying, and have an opportunity to blend and taste your own signature tea.
Master Tea Blender and
Founder and CEO of Art of Tea
Registration will be available end of October.
Save Your Water! Sunday, December 13th
Drought?! El Nino?! No matter what’s in store, learn how to maintain a water-wise landscape.
L.A. is experiencing one of the worst droughts on record, however a torrent of rain is promised with the arrival of an El Nino weather system. So what do these contradictions mean for our yards? How do we preserve the water we have, no matter how much or how little? In this workshop, learn how to maintain a water-wise landscape that relies on household greywater and rainwater instead of the tap. You will learn the basics of sustainable technologies, bioswales, plus you'll have a chance to roll up your sleeves and build a greywater system in the Museum's Nature Garden.
Registration will begin in late October.