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Life After Lawns - Ideas & Actions

March 7, 2020

Join Landscape Architect Billy Goodnick and discover alternatives to the "perfect lawn" that save both money and resources.

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Herbal Medicine Making: Face & Hair Care

March 12, 2020

Learn how to make chemical-free herbal remedies using native California plants for your face and hair with local Herbalist Emily Sanders.

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Forest Bathing (March)

March 14, 2020

Allow yourself to be immersed in the serenity of a still and quiet morning on a forest bathing walk lead by Certified Forest Therapy Guide Carrie Drevenstedt.

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Botany Basics: California Ecology

March 14, 2020

Discover some of the most common plant communities in California in this introductory course on California ecology.

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Teahouse and Garden (March)

March 14, 2020

Visitors and members are welcome to experience our ShinKanAn Teahouse and Garden.

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Morning Bird Walk (March)

March 18, 2020

Join our experienced naturalist leader Rebecca Coulter watching the diverse and beautiful bird species at the Garden!

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Introduction to California Plant Families

March 20, 2020 - May 1, 2020

One of the best ways to identity California’s native flora is to learn the primary characteristics of some of the most common CA plant families. Botanical expert Mary Carroll will discuss plant terminology, basic botanical concepts, and plant identification both indoors and out.

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Beer Garden

Santa Barbara Beer Garden

March 21, 2020

Save the date! The seventh annual Santa Barbara Beer Garden will take place on March 21, 2020.

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Enjoy Matcha: The Urasenke Way of Tea

April 11, 2020

Enjoy the spirit of ShinKanAn Teahouse through this hands-on workshop with a demonstration of the Way of Tea.

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Teahouse and Garden (April)

April 11, 2020

Teahouse closed to public due to special class taught by Sensei Kyoko Kasai and Teahouse apprentices- Enjoy Match: The Urasenke Way of Tea.

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