Summer Sips: Oaks in Agriculture

Date: Saturday, June 9, 2018

Time: 4:00PM - 6:00PM

Instructor: Jesse Smith

Location: Blaksley Library & Courtyard

Member: Oaks in Agriculture @ $25.00
Nonmember: Oaks in Agriculture @ $35.00

Summer Sips 1

A look at the potential of oak woodlands and savannahs across California, with the intention of supporting broad landscape regenerative agriculture. The Dahesa and Montado systems of Spain and Portugal are examples how integrated agriculture and grazing are reliant on oak trees as keystone species of a diverse ecosystem. We will look at how California is well placed to find itself at the intersection of natural resource conservation, regenerative agriculture, and the carbon drawdown economy.


Jesse Smith


Grassini Family Vineyards

Grassini Family Vineyards

Botany/Natural History
Over 21

Summer Sips Series

Register for all 3 and recieve a discount

Each event begins with wine tasting paired with delicious appetizers and conversation with the local sponsoring vintner in the Garden’s Courtyard. 

  • Presentations are held in the Blaksley Library
  • Attendance is limited, please reserve early
  • Introduce a friend to the Garden by inviting them to join you for a Summer Sips event.
  • Tickets are fully transferable

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

June 9: Oaks in Agriculture
Jesse Smith 
Winery: Grassini Family Vineyards

July 14: Botanical Treasures of Santa Cruz Island
Steve Junak, Emeritus Herbarium Curator, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
Winery: TBD

August 11: Designing Native Gardens
Carol Bornstein, Director of the Nature Gardens, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Winery: TBD