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2021 Virtual Workshops

JANUARY 22ND, 2021 at 12 pm

Tree of Life Nursery’s friend and colleague, Jodie Cook (owner of MyAvantGarden and Jodie Cook Designs), speaks on local watersheds, water conservation and sustainable gardening. Jodie is an expert horticulturalist, designer, and educator and promotes using your landscape sustainably in order to capture as much rainwater as possible in our dry climate. 
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JANUARY 30TH, 2021 at 9 am

Tree of Life Nursery’s friend and colleague, Colin Dunleavy (owner of Live Forever Landscape), shows you our top winter blooming native plants for creating seasonal interest in the garden. Colin is an expert horticulturalist and walks you through the care and maintenance of each plant described.
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FEBRUARY 27TH, 2021 at 9 am 

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Shawn Maestretti and Leigh Adams of Studio Petrichor present Regenerative Landscapes and the Climate Crisis.  This timely and informative presentation has been well received by audiences across California and has created a ripple effect into our communities.
Regenerative Landscapes and the Climate Crisis draws upon Nature’s processes to highlight the growing climate crisis, bringing solutions to the surface, and empowering communities to protect natural, living systems.
Embracing real-life solutions, accessible to homeowners, garden enthusiasts, communities, municipalities, and landscape professionals, this presentation immediately engages the audience to provide a blueprint for inspired actions.
“It has been our honor and pleasure to share our message at the Los Angeles County Arboretum, The Huntington Gardens, The Davis Village Homes, Aquarium of the Pacific, Tree People, and many more across the state of California.  We currently collaborate with Pasadena Water and Power in regenerative design, implementation and community workshops to bring about the changes we all wish to see.
Please contact us when you have any questions or would like more information on how to get Regenerative Landscapes and the Climate Crisis on your organization’s speaker series and events calendar.”
Shawn Maestretti, the principal of Studio Petrichor and the creator of the talk series, ‘Regenerative Landscapes and the Climate Crisis’, has been designing thoughtful, engaging, vibrant green spaces and environmentally-sensible gardens since 2006.
Shawn is a designer, plantsman, licensed landscape architect, certified arborist, licensed landscape contractor, and educator. His unique background combines extensive horticultural experience, strong composition skills, and environmentally-sensible practices with a wide palette of visually and textually interesting California-friendly plants — breathing new life and a sense of place into every garden.
Leigh is a consultant, educator, eco-sensitive designer and horticultural interpreter at Studio Petrichor and Metabolic Studio.  She has trained many county agencies in regenerative practices as well as conducting hands-on workshops with local schools and professional groups.  Her love of collaboration and education infuse all aspects of her work, leaving participants with a profound sense of empowered accomplishments. One of her most impactful legacies is the Crescent Farm at the Los Angeles County Arboretum.
March 6TH, 2021 at 9 am 

After stewing over this for around 10 years, Mike Evans will finally let off some steam and attempt to make some sense out of southern California’s “Mulch Madness” in his presentation “The Low Down Dirt on Mulch.” Watch Mike discuss what works and what doesn’t in regards to putting stuff on the surface of your soil in your native garden. “I can’t stay silent on this issue any longer,” said Evans. “Too many gardens have died. Don’t let yours become another statistic.”
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March 20TH, 2021 at 9 am