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Billy Goodnick

Billy Goodnick

Landscape architect, writer and speaker Billy Goodnick will speak at the upcoming meeting of the Laguna Beach Garden Club, 9:30 a.m., Friday, April 12, at Laguna Presbyterian Church.

As an award-winning designer who worked his way up from swinging a pick to landscape architect, his presentations are enriched by years of professional design practice and animated by his earlier life as an entertainer.

Goodnick, Santa Barbara’s 22-year landscape architect, will treat members to tales and images of pruning gone wrong and provide guidance for garden design and maintenance. His book, “Yards: Turn Any Outdoor Space into the Garden of Your Dreams,” will be available.

 

What’s Coming Up in the Garden?

Corky Peterson’s culinary presentation last month.

Corky Peterson’s culinary presentation last month.

Carly Day Andrews and Ruben Flores will present their popular workshop on growing tomatoes, Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m., in the South Laguna Garden, at Eagle Rock Way and Coast Highway.

Thanks to their tips and warmer weather, last year’s crops were the best yet. Flores will bring some promising tomato varieties, along with grafted tomatoes that combine disease and nematode resistant root stock with tasty heirloom types.

Potluck, music, and lots more should sprout for Spring Fling on Sunday, April 28, at 2-5 p.m.

YogaWorks is partnering with the garden, which will offer 9 a.m. yoga classes on Saturdays April 13, May 11, and Sunday, June 2. Refreshments by 118 Degrees will be provided afterwards.  All proceeds will be donated to the fund to buy the garden. Sign up at Yogaworks Laguna Studio 949-415-0955.

 

 

LBCF and Massen Greene Plant Grant

Laguna Beach Community Foundation provided a $5,000 grant in partnership with Massen Greene Foundation to Glennwood Housing Foundation for developing landscaping and organic and occupational gardens on site.

Glennwood House is working with Transition Laguna and Bluebird Farms to create organic gardens on site and job opportunities at the farm.

The grant will help purchase plants for both the garden project and general landscaping, to be installed in April and May.

Glennwood still hopes to open by June.

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