November 5, 2016
9am – 4pm – Seri People at Tree of Life Nursery
Tree of Life Nursery is honored to host a group of artisans from the indigenous Seri (Comcáac) tribe. Hailing from the arid coast of Sonora, Mexico, the Seri are famous for their amazing basketry, beautiful necklaces of shell, bead and bone, and elegant ironwood carvings. This special event will begin with a talk on Seri culture and history, with a traditional Seri dance and ceremonial songs later in the day. These Seri artisans will have their finest items available for sale throughout the day, and in the spirit of “fair trade,” 100 percent of the sale proceeds will stay with the artisans.
9:30 AM – Special “San Juan Capistrano” Welcome
10:30 AM – Talk on Seri history and culture
1:30 PM – Traditional Seri basket dance
November 12, 2016
9:30 AM – Coast to Cactus: The Canyoneer Trail Guide to San Diego Outdoors
Learn how Coast to Cactus: The Canyoneer Trail Guide to San Diego Outdoors is actually a “Virtual Canyoneer” – a pocket naturalist that will tell you what you are seeing on the trail and what to look for in each of the habitats that might be encountered on any one trail. It is a tool to learn about San Diego County, which is one of 35 places in the world considered a biodiversity hotspot. The book teaches a greater appreciation and understanding of San Diego outdoors. Everything one needs is included: full hike descriptions, maps, and habitat and species information. Join us for this exciting talk to get you ready to hike and explore the San Diego outdoors!
November 19, 2016
9am – 4pm – Holiday Opening Day: Honey Tasting and More!
Come join the fun as we celebrate the beginning of the Holiday season. We will have the store stocked with fun gifts, books, and special food items. As a special sweet treat, we will have a honey tasting bar throughout the day!
November 26, 2016
9:30 AM – Tour of Nursery Gardens
Bring your holiday guests to Tree of Life to see our beautiful native plants in our nursery gardens. We will lead a tour of the nursery gardens and provide insightful discussion about how to get started with native gardening. On the tour you will be inspired by our mature native plantings, by seeing some of our newer plantings, and by our extensive knowledge and abundant enthusiasm.
Dec 3 – The Drought-Defying California Garden – Talk and book signing with Greg Rubin and Lucy Warren
12/10 – Wreath Making with Native Plants Workshop
12/17 – Casa La Paz Holiday Sale