Grow that green thumb and dig in: We’re calling all lovers of succulents, fiddle-leaf figs, giant ferns, and everything in-between.
-----> It’s a mini-Golden Gate Park get-together, as we welcome our neighbors at the Conservatory of Flowers for a chlorophyll-filled night. Get practical tips from Garden for the Environment, whose mission is to teach every San Franciscan how to garden, in order to contribute to food sustainability through urban gardens and farms.
-----> Want to branch out beyond the humble spider plant? Marlene Simon, aka The Plant Lady, will show you carnivorous plants, staghorn ferns, air plants, and unusual edibles that even apartment-dwellers can grow.
-----> Need some houseplant 101? Léon & George, purveyors of houseplants, will share plant-care secrets and test your plant-tending skills at their fun and leafy station.
-----> Make a one-of-a-kind plant container out of recycled materials with Green Art Workshop plus learn about the ambitious plans of Plenty, a farming startup that hopes to bring its indoor vertical farms to every major city in the U.S.
-----> Explore the Academy’s botany department - that’d be the study of plants - with a pop-up talk by curator Dr. Nathalie Nagalingum. She’s one of a handful of experts in the world who studies cycads, ancient palm-like plants that comprise the most endangered group of organisms on Earth.
-----> Science illustrator Sean Edgerton will display some specimens from the botany collection and talk about the observational skills it takes to accurately depict these plants in detailed renderings.
-----> Get a crash course in the vast field of plant evolution with Briana Boaz, PhD candidate at UC Berkeley, and a chance to peep some fossilized plants.
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Cost:$15 General, $12 Members
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San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone: (415) 379-8000
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