Native Garden Planting at Community House Set for Sunday, February 28

On Sunday February 28 at noon the Topanga Creek Watershed Committee is hosting another planting day, open to anyone who wants to get dirty putting Chapparal Currant, Lemonadeberry, Hollyleaf Cherry and other species into the ground. The sixty or so Santa Monica Mountain native plants at the Topanga Community House Native Garden (Hummingbird Sage, Sugar Bush, Elderberry, California Blackberry and California Wild Rose) are in the midst of their second winter and are well established and thriving.

This is a great opportunity to get a little exercise, have fun with old friends and meet new ones, give back to the Community House and the local ecosystem, and learn about planting and plants while you are at it. Everyone is welcome and students can qualify for community service credits. Volunteers should bring work gloves and water to drink, and be prepared to stay 2-3 hours. Some tools will be provided, but definitely bring a shovel or hand spade if you have one.

For folks interested in protecting the natural environment of Topanga Canyon, sustainability, “going green” and related topics, this event will also be an opportunity to connect and collaborate with neighbors who share your interests and values. The purpose of the Watershed Committee is to protect and improve the health and well being of all the life in this amazing Canyon and we welcome input and participation from experts to neophytes and everyone in between.

Participation is limited and an RSVP to ben@ecologizeLA.com or (310) 455-4156 is highly recommended to save your spot and for us to let you know if there are any changes to the plan.