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September Seed Starting with Author and Seed expert Joanne Poyourow

On Saturday September 21, in our usual spot in the Learning Garden at 2:30pm, Joanne Poyourow (@ecmJoanne) will talk about Planning Your Cool Season Garden.  

The cool season can be some of the most productive months in our Southern California Gardens, and the Brassica family is the star of the show. Brassicas include kale, collards, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, kohlrabi, cabbages, turnips, radishes, arugula, and more! 

Joanne will show you how to plan your cool season garden for seed saving as well as yummy vegetables for your table. She'll show you how to plan a garden to minimize varietal crossing.

Joanne runs Cityscape Seeds, a local seed company developing vegetable varieties which are localized to Los Aneles. She managed the Community Garden at Holy Nativity in Westchester for eleven years. Handouts will be on her website,, Ask about her latest Eco punk novel Whatever Comes Next or get your hands on Legacy for some real inspiration.

The Rare Seeds Festival

Sonoma County Fairgrounds

Sept 10-12

Also known as The National Heirloom Expo has been a part of SLOLA tradition for the last 8 years. We are honored to participate with such amazing agricultural spearheads and seed stewards from across the nation. Between the Dahlia show and the Pumpkin Contests, We are facilitating the largest Seed Exchange and Seed Library Meeting of the year. We always are working towards efficiency and excellence for all that we do in our SLOLA Non Profit, but we can't get far without YOU! Volunteer with us! If you are heading to the Expo make sure to come by our booth in the Vendor Hall. For full details and info about speakers, music, food, and lodging options check out

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