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San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden


address  3450 Dairy Creek Rd.
 San Luis Obispo, CA  93405
phone (805) 541-1400
hours every day during daylight hours
www.slobg.org

Upcoming Events

Second Annual Series: Morro Bay Science Explorations With the Estuary Program

Talks/Lectures, Green/Environmental
The topic for this session is "Steelhead and Sacramento Pikeminnow in Chorro Creek." Two researchers will give separate presentations, each to be followed by a Q&A session. Snacks will be provided.
Science;Morro Bay;Community Event
Event Info: (805) 772-3834
Ages: All ages
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.mbnep.org/events/
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 • Thu 2/21/19 at 6pm-8pm 

Garden Pests: The Good, the Bad & the Bugly

Talks/Lectures, Gardening
UC Master Gardener and entomologist will help you identify and treat common garden pests, and how to attract beneficial insects. Info at slobg.org
Gardening;entomology;garden pests;bugs;insects
Event Info: (805) 541-1400
Price: Donation $5 Garden Members / $10 public
Event Website: www.facebook.com/events/calendar/
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 • Sat 2/23/19 at 1pm-2pm 

Mushroom Discovery Workshop

Class/Workshop, Nature, Gardening
Join author and researcher Christian Schwarz, on a field trip through the SLO Botanical Garden. We will gather mushroom specimens for close examination. Learn identification techniques and discover dynamic sensory awareness for mushroom identification. More info and registration at slobg.org
Mushrooms;Christian Schwarz;SLO Botanical Gardens;field trip
Event Info: (805) 541-1400
Price: $60 Garden Members / $70 public
Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/calendar/
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 • Sun 2/24/19 at 10am-4pm 

Pine Needle Basket Weaving

Folk Art/Crafts, Class/Workshop
Artist Elizabeth Bear will guide attendees through the process of creating beautiful, fragrant and sustainable pieces of artwork at this intimate workshop. Just bring sharp scissors, imagination and a bagged lunch, as Ms. Bear provides all materials and her masterful insight. Each participant will make their own basket and start a second basket to complete at home. This intimate workshop also includes a lecture on sustainable harvesting and tree kindness. In the Oak Glen Pavilion.
craft;art;community;garden;pine;needle;basket;weaving
Price: Workshop is $100 for Garden members / $130 for non-members. Pre-registration required for the small class. For more information contact education@slobg.org
Event Website: www.eventbrite.com/e/pine-needle-basket-weaving-at-slo-botanical-garden-march-2-tickets-54953554561?aff=efbeventtix&fbcl
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 • Sat 3/2/19 at 9:30am-2:30pm 

Advanced Pine Needle Basket Weaving

Folk Art/Crafts
Take your pine needle basket weaving skills to the next level. Artist Elizabeth Bear will guide former students through new weaving and stitching techniques, using new materials. Learn how to incorporate polished stone and sliced black walnut to create ornate centers and create decorative stitching patterns. Join us at the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden, Saturday March 16 from 9:30-2:30pm to refine your technique and experiment with new materials while creating beautiful artwork. Each participant will make two baskets, one with a stone center and a second, using sliced black walnut. Please bring two sample baskets you have made since taking the introduction class, along with any questions, scissors and lunch. Pre-registration required. Please make sure to have participated in a pine needle basket weaving in the past. For more info and registration, visit slobg.org or call 805.541.1400x303
Price: $100 members/ $130 non-members; plus $30 materials fee paid to instructor
Event Website: www.eventbrite.com/e/advanced-pine-needle-basket-weaving-at-slo-botanical-garden-march-16-tickets-53599808470?aff=efbeve
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 • Sat 3/16/19 at 9:30am-2:30pm 

Morro Bay Science Explorations with the Estuary Program

Talks/Lectures, Green/Environmental
The topic for this session is "Wildlife Conservation and Restoration in Our Creeks." Two researchers will give separate presentations, each to be followed by a Q&A session. Snacks will be provided.
Science;Lecture;Community;Morro Bay
Event Info: (805) 772-3834
Ages: All ages
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.mbnep.org/events/
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 • Thu 3/21/19 at 6pm-8pm 

Morro Bay Science Explorations with the Estuary Program

Talks/Lectures, History/Science, Green/Environmental
The topic for this Morro Bay Science Explorations session is "Olympia Oysters, Pismo Clams, and Oyster Farming in Morro Bay." Researchers and a shellfish farmer will give separate presentations, each to be followed by a Q&A sesion. Snacks will be provided.
Science;Morro Bay;Community
Event Info: (805) 772-3834
Ages: All ages
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.mbnep.org/events/
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Schedule
 • Thu 5/16/19 at 6pm-8pm