2014 Wine & Cheese Botanic Lecture Series

Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014

- Saturday, September 20, 2014

Time: 4:00PM - 6:00PM


Location: Courtyard and Blaksley Library

Member: Passport (4) @ $80.00
Nonmember: Passport (4) @ $120.00

For its fourth year, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden's Wine and Cheese Botanic Lecture Series is bringing together the local scientific community for talks about Santa Barbara ecology, ancient horticultural methods, sharks, and much more.

Each lecture begins with delicious appetizers, a wine tasting, and conversation with one of our local sponsoring vintners in the Garden’s Courtyard. 

  • Each one-hour lecture takes place in the Blaksley Library
  • Attendance is limited, so please reserve early
  • Consider introducing a friend to the Garden and invite them to join you at one or more of these fascinating talks

Purchase the Series Passport to attend all scheduled lectures

-or- register for each lecture independently, see dates & event details below:

image of Condor's Hope logoMay 17: Whatever Happened to 'Go outside and play'?
How we can help children reconnect with nature
Dan Fontaine, Executive Director, Wilderness Youth Project and Elaine Gibson, Nature Education Specialist for the SB Natural History Museum
Sponsor: Condor's Hope

image of Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards logoJune 21: Revisiting the Wisdom of Maya Food Forest Gardeners
Ancient farming practices at an archeological site near Belize and Guatemala
Dr. Anabel Ford, UCSB archeologist
Sponsor: Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards

image of Lucas & Lewellen Estate Vineyards logoJuly 19: Mission Creek, the Steelhead Trout Freeway
Why we need the Southern California steelhead trout
George Johnson, The City of Santa Barbara's Creek Supervisor
Sponsor: Lucas & Llewellyn

graphic logo for Zaca Mesa Winery & VineyardsAugust 16: Living on the Edge: Santa Barbara's Complex Wildland-Urban Interface
Learning how to coexist with natural hazards under a changing climate
Max Moritz, UC Berkeley Dept of Enviromental Science
Sponsor: Zaca Mesa Winery & Vineyards

smashberry logoSeptember 20: Filming with Sharks
And other adventures of a naturalist photographer
Morgan Ball, Founder of Wildlands Conservation Science
Sponsor: Smashberry