Native Edible Landscapes

Date: Sunday, November 3, 2019

Time: 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Instructor: Natasha Elliott

Location: Blaksley Library & Garden Grounds

Space still available.  Please register at the class.

When you hear the phrase “edible landscape,” you might envision cherry tomatoes climbing over a terrace, a bed of edible flowers like calendula and nasturtium, or hues of purple from Swiss chard and purple cabbage. Although California native plants may not immediately come to mind, they are also a bountiful source of food that can enrich both your diet and your yard. Landscape Designer Natasha Elliott will help you re-imagine the meaning of edible landscape to include Elderberry, White sage, Wild strawberry, California bay, and more. Natasha will discuss care requirements, design elements, and culinary uses of these special plants.

Instructor

Image of Natasha Elliott, Landscape Designer, by Donald Hedden ©Natasha Elliott is a Landscape Designer who explores themes of the human relationship with the outdoor world, particularly the ways in which humans have worked with nature to create a built-world in the forms of farms and gardens. After receiving a BFA in Sculpture from Cal State Long Beach, she studied permaculture and horticulture. Today, Natasha designs landscapes through her firm Sweet Smiling Landscapes, which aims to creates outdoor spaces that are as artful as they are ecologically sound. She is an EPA-certified Water Wise Designer, Certified Permaculture Designer, and Certified Green Gardener. Natasha also teaches landscape drafting at Santa Barbara City College and drought tolerant landscape design for various water districts throughout Southern California.

Category: 
Lecture
Gardening/Horticulture
Botany/Natural History

Fall Plant Sale Highlights

September 27: Fall Native Plant Sale Preview Party 
Kickoff this month-long event with a members-only evening in the Garden's courtyard.

September 28: Opening Day
Open to the public: 11am - 6pm

September 29: Make the Most of Water Saving Rebates 
Heather Wehanu, Garden Propagation Manager
Learn how to maximize available rebates and incentives when converting your thirsty lawn to drought tolerant native plants. This discussion will give you a primer on which steps you need to take before you put a shovel to your turf, so you don't exclude yourself from eligibility.

October 5: One-on-One Garden Consultation with Bruce Reed
Bruce Reed, Garden Horticulturist
Reserve a private Garden consultation with Garden Horticulturist Bruce Reed during the Garden's Fall Plant Sale.

October 5: Garden Tour: California Natives in Your Garden
Learn how to utilize California native plants in your garden on this horticulture-focused tour. We’ll discuss the growing conditions, habits, and tips for many of our native plants as we explore the grounds.

October 11: One-on-One Garden Consultation with Heather Wehnau
Heather Wehnau, Garden Plant Progagation Manager
Reserve a private Garden consultation with Garden Plant Propagation Manager Heather Wehnau-Federlein during the Garden's Fall Plant Sale.

October 19: Native Edible Landscapes
Natasha Elliott, Landscape Designer
Join Landscape Designer Natasha Elliott to enrich both your diet and your yard with native edible plants including Elderberry, White sage, Wild strawberry, and California bay.

October 19: Garden Tour: California Natives in Your Garden
Learn how to utilize California native plants in your garden on this horticulture-focused tour. We’ll discuss the growing conditions, habits, and tips for many of our native plants as we explore the grounds.

October 19: Dara Emery Memorial Lecture
A diverse group of panelists will each share their unique perspective on the complicated question of where conservation ends and horticulture begins for the beloved Dudleya.

October 20: Picking Plants with Patrick: Slopes & Erosion Control
Patrick Wiley, Garden Nursery Manager
Don’t let your yard go downhill! Garden Nursery Manager Patrick Wiley will help you choose plants to stop erosion, recharge the water table, and frame your beautiful views.

October 26: Picking Plants with Patrick: Gardening in Small Spaces
Patrick Wiley, Garden Nursery Manager
You don’t need a large landscape to enjoy native plants and create habitat for native insects and animals. Garden Nursery Manager Patrick Wiley will discuss how to grow California natives in small spaces.

October 26: One-on-One Garden Consultation with Patrick Wiley
Patrick Wiley, Garden Nursery Manager
Reserve a private Garden consultation with Garden Nursery Manager Patrick Wiley during the Garden's Fall Plant Sale.

- 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