Spring 2014 public plant sales

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THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • PHOTO GALLERYJust a few of the plants available at this Saturday’s sale

THE NEW FRONT YARD:

Prepare your landscape for long-term water conservation with attractive, drought-tolerant, easy-care, region-appropriate plants including a large selection of California natives and Arboretum All-Stars.

PUBLIC SALE DATES:

Date: Saturdays, April 26, and May 17
Time: 9 AM-1 PM
Place: UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery: click here for directions.
Parking: Visitor Parking Lot 55: click here for directions to parking. Parking is FREE.

Not a member? Join at the door! All members of the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and the Davis Botanical Society receive 10% off their purchases and new members will also receive an additional $10 off. The benefits of membership far outweigh your cost! FIND OUT MORE about becoming a member of the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum here!

What else will you find:

  • Edibles:  tomatoes, peppers, herbs, etc. grown by our own edible landscape interns (CASH or CHECK only. Purchases can be made from their stand that will be located just outside the teaching nursery.) LEARN MORE
  • Davis Botanical Society
  • Arboretum All-Star demonstration beds
  • Arboretum experts and Master Gardeners
  • Knowledgeable sales staff
  • Free Parking
  • Purchase loading assistance

REMINDER: Please bring your own box, cart, or wagon for an easier shopping experience.

Need more information, CLICK HERE or call us at (530) 752-4880, or email us at arboretum@ucdavis.edu.

Watch a video from our Fall 2010 Plant Sale to get an idea of what the sale and selection is like!

Fall 2010 Plant Sale Video

Pollinator Gardening Workshop: Sunday, March 15

Photo of Bee Fly (Bombylius major) by Kathy Keatley Garvey

Photo of Bee Fly (Bombylius major) by Kathy Keatley Garvey

 

 

DATE: Sunday, March 15
TIME: 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m
(includes opportunity to shop the Arboretum Teaching Nursery from 1-2 p.m.)
PLACE: Giedt Hall, Room 1001
TICKETS: $40

 

 

 

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The UC Davis California Center for Urban Horticulture (CCUH) is holding a Pollinator Gardening Workshop on March 15th!  Workshop presentations will contain the latest research about bee pollinators from experts at UC Davis, as well as information on you to make your landscape more “pollinator friendly.”

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY: Registration also allows you to shop the UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery, giving you the chance to choose from many pollinator-friendly plants for your landscape.

Registration includes a light breakfast/coffee, and lunch will be catered by lunch box express of Sacramento, which has vegetarian/vegan and gluten-free options (that goes for desserts too). You can register online using the link below. If you do not wish to use your credit card, simply select “payment by check” and then drop a check in the mail (information is on the screen when you register).

Contact Anne Schellman, program manager for the CCUH, directly for any further questions at 530-312-4083.

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FREE PUBLIC TALK: The Science and Art of Saving the Planet

Photo of Bill Jorda

Bill Jordan, the person who coined the term “restoration ecology,” and one of the founders of the modern discipline of restoration, will be giving a FREE PUBLIC LECTURE as part of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden’s “Thought Leader Series.”

“The Science and Art of Saving the Planet”
Bill Jordan
Director, New Academy for Nature and Culture
DePaul University

DATE: Wednesday, April 2
TIME: 4-6 p.m.
PLACE: UC Davis Buehler Alumni Center, AGR Room
TICKETS: FREE ONLINE REGISTRATION

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Sponsored by the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden
and the John Muir Institute for the Environment

The lecture will be followed by a question-and-answer period and a book signing of Bill Jordan’s recent books, Making Nature Whole and The Sunflower Forest.

Who should attend?
Anyone interested in finding out more about how environmental restoration practices—the attempt to guide damaged ecosystems back to a previous, usually more natural condition—can truly be integrated into the everyday life of local people and local communities.

Jordan is engaging the UC Davis community in a conversation about developing a new environmentalism capable of providing the means for negotiating a healthy, sustainable relationship between humans and the rest of nature. Building on the deep need for people to have a “strong engagement with nature,” Bill Jordan is exploring a range of practices—practical, scientific, artistic, therapeutic, and spiritual—that recognize the challenge of helping people orient themselves towards nature, heal themselves, and help build stronger, richer communities while restoring local landscapes.

As director of the New Academy for Nature and Culture and Co-director of DePaul University’s Institute for Nature and Culture, Jordan is guiding new ambitious programs of research, education and public participation that will provide leadership in the urgent task of setting environmentalism on a new course during the critical decade just ahead.

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IN PROGRESS: Mural design workshops

Photo of Muralist Caryl Yasko.

Caryl Yasko, nationally-recognized muralist, is gathering community design ideas for a mural located in a high-traffic bike and pedestrian throughway connecting Putah Creek Parkway in south Davis with the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden.

PLEASE JOIN US! Register here for a workshop or drop-in session.

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Do you have an opinion? Artist seeks your ideas for city mural

An example of one of Caryl Yasko's community-created art projects--"Prairie Wave," Polyette, Wisconsin.

An example of one of Caryl Yasko’s community-created art projects–”Prairie Wave,” Polyette, Wisconsin.

Caryl Yasko, nationally-recognized muralist, came to the right place if she’s looking for opinions. She’s been commissioned, through a grant funded by PG&E and obtained by the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, to create a mural that will become part of the public art collection for the City of Davis.

This is the first of three community art projects that the public will have the opportunity to help create–in addition to this mural there’s a “street mural” planned for the intersection at Fourth and K Streets as well as “art benches” planned for along newly-restored Putah Creek Parkway. It’s all a result of the Community Built Association conference taking place in Davis in early April.

The goals of this project, located in a high-traffic bike and pedestrian throughway connecting Putah Creek Parkway in south Davis with the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden’s newly-constructed California Native Plant GATEway Garden, are numerous—to beautify the environment, to unite two recently-improved areas, to pay homage to the history of the land, the creek, and California flora, and last, but not least, to infuse that certain “je ne sais quoi” for which Davis is known.

It’s a tall order, but Yasko’s specialty is working with communities to help them express their voices.

“Art should be available to everyone,” says Yasko. “My approach as an artist is to serve as a facilitator and make it possible for communities to create their own unique art.”

In order to make this happen, Yasko, in collaboration with the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, is holding multiple forums where members of the public can brainstorm and develop a theme for the mural. They are also invited to draw, but organizers don’t want that aspect to discourage anyone from participating.

“I only invite participants to draw using the eight elements of line—light, dark, short, think, thin curved and straight,” explains Yasko.“In this environment, lack of formal art training is never bad.”

“We are excited to be hosting Caryl and collaborating with our community on another project,” states Emily Griswold, UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden head of GATEways horticulture and organizer for this event. “This process fits perfectly with our history of collaboration and co-creation.”

Which session(s) should you attend? You are welcome by organizers to attend all nine, or if you have opinions and ideas about what story the mural should tell, attend a theme development workshop. If you are more interested in exploring the artistic qualities of the mural, attend the design development workshops. Interested in checking out the mural’s location and meeting the artist for a few minutes? RSVP for a drop-in session.

Register of any or all of these events via the UC Davis Arboretum website: arboretum.ucdavis.edu. Upon registration you will be kept informed of any event updates by email.

Theme Development Workshops: Brainstorming and Content Development
Refreshments provided by Whole Foods Market Davis

Design Development Workshops: Group Drawing and Composition Activities
Refreshments provided by Whole Foods Market Davis

Design Drop-in Sessions: Information conversions and activities with the artist on site
Refreshments provided by Whole Foods Market Davis

Like to paint? Yasko doesn’t  just want your ideas. Community members and attendees of the Community Built Association conference will be invited to finalize the project in perpetuity at the end of March and beginning of April. Stay tuned!

Members only spring plant sale: Saturday, March 15

This Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum fundraiser is also a special sale opportunity just for members

This Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum fundraiser is also a special sale opportunity just for members

THE NEW FRONT YARD:
Prepare your landscape for long-term water conservation with attractive, drought-t0lerant, easy-care, region-appropriate plants including a large selection of California natives and Arboretum All-Stars.

DOWNLOAD the FINAL INVENTORY

Date: Saturday, March 15
Time: 9 AM-1 PM
Place: UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery: click here for directions.
Parking: Visitor Parking Lot 55: click here for directions to parking. Parking is FREE.

Note: You must be a member of the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum or the Davis Botanical Society to attend this sale.

Not a member? Join at the door! All members receive 10% off their purchases and new members will also receive an additional $10 off. The benefits of membership far outweigh your cost! FIND OUT MOREabout becoming a member of the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum here!

What else will you find?

  • Member appreciation gift: $10 off your purchase at check-out
  • 10% off your plant sale purchases
  • Live music
  • Refreshments
  • Children’s activities
  • Arboretum experts
  • Free parking
  • Purchase loading assistance
  • Outreach Partners
  • Plant Doctor Clinic
  • Pesticide Safety Information
  • Master Gardeners
  • California Native Grasslands Association
  • California Native Plant Society
  • Hedgerow Farm
  • Partner Nurseries
  • Davis Ace
  • Lemuria Nursery

Can’t make this date? Come to our PUBLIC SALES on Saturday, April 5; Saturday, April 26; and, Saturday, May 17.

Need more information, CLICK HERE or call us at (530) 752-4880, or email us at arboretum@ucdavis.edu.

Watch a video from our Fall 2010 Plant Sale to get an idea of what the sale and selection is like!

Fall 2010 Plant Sale Video

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