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Weekend Projects at Arlington Garden

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Arlington Garden in Pasadena

275 ARLINGTON DR

Pasadena, CA 91105

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Weekend Projects Volunteering: Learn while gardening!

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Weekend Projects is a biweekly, weekend volunteer program at Arlington Garden where volunteers ages 16+ work on longer-term projects while learning about regenerative gardening.

No prior experience as a volunteer or gardener is necessary, but space is limited, and you must sign up for free in advance. Masks are mandatory in the garden and please bring water (there is no potable water on site), weather appropriate clothing and/or sunscreen, and gloves.

Here is the schedule of past and upcoming projects for 2021 (schedule is tentative and may be updated):

  • February 28 - planting and completing Hügelkultur beds
  • March 14 - restoring the meadow, constructing earthworks
  • March 28 - restoring the meadow, constructing earthworks
  • April 11 - continuing work on the benches around the meadow area
  • April 25 - building planting beds for a Three Sisters crop
  • May 9 - seed exchange and planting the meadow area with Three Sisters summer crop
  • May 23 - replanting and restoring the entrance fountain bed
  • June 6 - install vernal pool pathways
  • June 20 - continue to install vernal pool pathways
  • ... on hiatus for the month of July ...
  • August 8 - tree survey to calculate carbon sequestration & update species
  • August 22 - building trails in conifer forest area (tentative)
  • September 5 - prepare native meadow area for planting
  • September 19 - harvest three sisters crop
  • October 3 - harvest Prickly Pear fruit and plant winter crop
  • October 17 - planting Hügelkultur beds for native pollinators
  • October 31 - witchy craft workshop for Halloween
  • November 14 - planting native meadow plants in the revitalized meadow
  • ... no workshop on November 28 due to Thanksgiving
  • December 5 - planting Hügelkultur beds with native plants
  • December 19 - continue planting native plants in the revitalized meadow

If you wish to order more than one ticket, please place multiple orders using the email addresses of the different volunteers. Due to the nature of the workshop activities, all volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.

Arlington Garden is a climate-appropriate, habitat garden offering learning, inspiration, and enjoyment for all. We use only regenerative techniques, which means that we do not use pesticides, herbicides, or "chemical" fertilizers. Our goal is to help volunteers acquire the skills and inspiration to practice regenerative gardening for themselves.


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Levi Brewster: Weekend Projects is facilitated by Learning Naturalist Levi Brewster, who guides volunteers from 9 AM -12 PM every other Sunday morning. Levi has been teaching and working in community and school gardens as well as doing restoration of wildlands in LA County for over 15 years. He works with schools, libraries and non profit organizations as an educator, gardener, and landscape designer. Levi is a certified CA Naturalist and is interested in building healthy relationships between people and our surrounding ecosystems.

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Arlington Garden is a climate-appropriate, habitat garden offering learning inspiration and enjoyment for all.

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