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Green Scene Speaker Series at the Ash Tree Amphitheatre

Saturday, April 22nd

12pm- "Soil Color and Texture: Basic Soil Science for the Home Gardener"
Fullerton Arboretum Horticulturist Julieta Munoz will explain how to classify the texture of soil so as to better manage your irrigation and gardening plans. She will also discuss what soil color can tell you about chemical composition of the soil and its genesis.
Julieta Munoz

1pm- 'Kombucha for the Home Brewer"
Join Bobby Easton of "Bobby Booch" as he explains the fundamentals of brewing your own unique kombucha drinks at home. Kombucha is a fermented drink that contains beneficial nutrients, enzymes and acids that improve digestion, increase energy and boost immunity. Learn about brewing, scoby, and fermenting during this exciting one hour lecture.
Bobby Easton

2pm- "Backyard Beekeeping"
Join Janet Andrews as she talks about how she turned a hobby into a small business. She will also explain the importance of bees in our gardens and answer any questions about beekeeping.
Janet Andrews

3pm- "Vermiculture Composting"
Fullerton Arboretum Education Manager Miguel Macias explains the fundamentals of composting with worms. Learn how vermicomposting can help you turn your "trash" into natural fertilizer for your plants.
Miguel Macias

Sunday, April 23rd

11am- "Exploring Wild Foods"
Pascal Baudar, writer, wild food instructor and food preservation specialist offers a new perspective on what it means to explore true local food. How can you make wine and beers from local plants, which plants are edible? How can you help nature through educated foraging by focusing on non-native or invasive edible plants in the environment? How can you help native plants and in the same time explore their culinary potential? Pascal will also offer some delicious wild drinks and snacks after the talk.
Pascal Baudar

1pm- "Backyard Chicken Keeping with Jonathan Duffy Davis"
Fresh eggs, rich compost, and free garden labor can all be yours by adding chickens to your yard. Learn how to keep chickens safe, happy, and healthy on nearly any amount of land right here in Orange County. Jonathan Duffy Davis is owner of Tule Peak Farm in Aguanga, California and an experienced keeper of chicken flocks both medium and small.
Jonathan Duffy Davis

2pm- "Climate Ready Tree Care"
Plant Biologist and Certified Arborist Sarah Taylor-Laine will focus on understanding the climate of our region and how this impacts tree care decisions. Strategies for fostering "resiliency" (i.e. to drought, climatic change, invasive pests) in our urban forest will be discussed, including what trees to choose (or avoid), and how to properly irrigate, fertilize, prune, and handle pests.
Sarah Taylor-Laine

3pm- "Japanese Maples in Southern California"
Join Essence of the Tree owner Tricia Smyth as she discusses how to choose the right Japanese Maple for our Southern California climate.
Japanese Maples

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