Learn about Butterflies and make a Butterfly Mobile
Jun
20
10:00 AM10:00

Learn about Butterflies and make a Butterfly Mobile

Come to the park to learn about butterflies and make a beautiful butterfly mobile to dance in your home!  We will walk through the Los Rios Park and learn about the native butterflies  that call this park home and find out about the food and nectar sources that support these beautiful insects.  Afterward we will create a magical mobile to take home!

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Festival of the Butterflies
Aug
3
10:00 AM10:00

Festival of the Butterflies

August marks the 10th Anniversary of the Los Rios Park and the Los Rios Garden Angels & butterfly gardens!

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Flyer made by: Brittany Warner Smith

The Los Rios Historic District is Californias oldest residential street and home to numerous adobes and butterflies.

Join us for our first annual free event and fun for all ages!

Visit the various participating Los Rios Street Merchants celebrating the butterflies: Goin Native Therapeutic Gardens - The Montanez Adobe - Zoomars - NEST - The Cottage Gallery - Las Catrinas - Hummingbird Cafe- Ramos House Cafe - The SJC Historical Society - The Tea House on Los Rios.


Garden talks and tours, plant sales, butterfly education, workshops, crafts, food, live music, children activities and petting zoo.

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Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

Garden Lecture

Gardening can be more enjoyable when you get others to join in the fun. Your new garden buddies could even be your neighbors turning your home gardens into growing conversations and commodities.

Come meet a neighbor and listen how she created community with her home front garden.

Join us for this FREE lecture Saturday, February 16th at 10am at the Goin Native headquarters. 

“Garden of the gods; How home fronts create community”
 

Somewhere along the line, we went from desiring the bountiful, ambrosia filled gardens of the gods to legally banishing visible edibles because some said growing food is unsightly.  Along the way, we lost our communities and turned our homes into commodities. Closed off from the life around us, we get delivered stealthily from our cars into our garages and in our homes, where we are safe from even saying hello to a neighbor. 

But we are hungry. 

And our homefronts can once again delightfully feed us physically, aesthetically, as well our collective need for community. Come listen to how one front yard orchard project is influencing its makers and its neighbors with a surprising amount of interest and interaction that continues to grow. Get ideas on how you can nurture a beautiful home front food garden and watch your sense of community flourish in the process. 



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Feb
16
1:00 PM13:00

Wire Mesh Mounted Herb Pots

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Fresh Herbs hanging by your kitchen. Using clay pots, wire mesh, beads and wood plank, assemble and plant using selected herbs. Materials include: two 4” inch clay pots, wire, two wooden planks, beads and four 2” herbs, soil and top dressing.  Class fee: $60.00

Fresh Herbs hanging by your kitchen. Using clay pots, wire mesh, beads and wood plank, assemble and plant using selected herbs. Materials include: two 4” inch clay pots, wire, two wooden planks, beads and four 2” herbs, soil and top dressing.

Class fee: $60.00

 
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Jan
26
1:00 PM13:00

Antique Silverware Garden Wind Chimes

 
This is a three hour art project transforming antique silverware into a beautiful garden wind chime. In this workshop you will polish, pound, drill holes, and thread beads with nylon monofilament creating a one of a kind windchime.  Materials included: 8 pieces of antique silver-plated ware, one small silver plated plate, beads, nylon thread. Hand tools are supplied.Seating limited to the first 15 people.  Class Fee: 100.00

This is a three hour art project transforming antique silverware into a beautiful garden wind chime. In this workshop you will polish, pound, drill holes, and thread beads with nylon monofilament creating a one of a kind windchime.

Materials included: 8 pieces of antique silver-plated ware, one small silver plated plate, beads, nylon thread. Hand tools are supplied.Seating limited to the first 15 people.

Class Fee: 100.00

 
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