Good Fungi, Healthy Roots, Happy Natives

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018

Time: 2:00PM - 3:30PM

Instructor: Robert Kourik

Location: Blaksley Library

CLASS CANCELLED

There are amazing beneficial fungi that promote the healthiest roots of native and ornamental plants. Nearly all plants, especially trees, need this symbiotic relationship for superior growth. Almost all California perennials, native trees and shrubs form this mutally-beneficial relationship. This lecture will explain what the relationship is (called mycorrhizal association), where in the roots it happens, how to promote it, how it increases yields and whether or not purchased inoculants are needed. The roots of native plants, landscaping plants, and fruiting trees will be covered.

Many thanks to sponsor Michael Marzolla, for bringing Robert back to Santa Barbara. 

Instructor

Image of Robert KourikRobert Kourik started his organic maintenance and landscape design company in 1974 - long before the word sustainable "existed". Since that time his designs, consulting and books have focused on organic and sustainable gardens, water management, drip irrigation, and edible landscaping. He is the author and publisher of nine books, including the new Understanding Roots - that is the basis of this class.

Learn more about Robert Kourik here

Category: 
Botany/Natural History
Gardening/Horticulture

Fall Plant Sale Highlights

September 28: Fall Native Plant Sale Preview Party 
Kickoff this month-long event with a member's only evening in the Garden's courtyard.

September 29: Opening Day
Open to the public: 9am - 6pm

October 6: Garden Planning with the Experts 
Patrick Wiley, Nursery Technician
Get the most out of a visit to our Fall Sale with a tour and guidance on making the best plant choices for your garden.

October 13: Dara Emery Memorial Lecture 
Randy Balwin, Manager and Co-Owner of San Marcos Growers
For nearly 30 years SMG has kept a reliable and diverse selection of antive plants, Randy shares the secret to keeping native happy and healthy.

October 14: Hands-On Drip Irrigation Workshop
Cathie Paré, Environmental Horticulutrist, Irrigation Specialist, and more
Get down and dirty with this hands-on, crash course in home drip irrigation.

October 20: Good Fungi, Happy Roots, Healthy Natives
Robert Kourik, Landscape Designer and Author
Learn about the amazing beneficial fungi that promote the healthiest roots.

October 27: Garden Planning with the Experts 
Patrick Wiley, Nursery Technician
Get the most out of a visit to our Fall Sale with a tour and guidance on making the best plant choices for your garden.

- registration required for all events except Opening Day -

  image of SBBG Spring Plant Sale  image of native iris available at the SBBG Spring Plant Sale  A variety of native Pacific Coast image of iris at the SBBG Spring Plant Sale  image of Matilija poppy, Romneya coulteri, blooming in the SBBG Meadow  Image of Bruce Reed at Members Preview Party taken by Betsy Collins