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Plants of the South Bay


Have you ever wondered about the trees, bushes and plants you see on the streets, lawns, business parks and open fields of the South Bay as you drive by? Or are they just "plants"? Some of these trees and bushes have colorful histories from the Wild West, the Middle East, or Medieval times. Some are good to eat, some are toxic, and some are just plain obnoxious, destroying sidewalks or displacing native species. They all influence the climate, the air we breathe, and the look of Southern California. Come and learn more about the plants of the South Bay.

Howard Manning is a retired Cal/OSHA safety engineer with an MS in Safety from USC. He has been a gardener, naturalist and forager for over 50 years. He is a past member of the Northern Nut Growers Association (NNGA). For several years he owned and operated "Harvestin' Howard LLC," which manufactured acorn tortilla chips, elderberry jelly, and a related comic book.

Instructor: Howard Manning, Community Expert
3 Mondays: July 14, 21, 28, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Extended Education Building, EE 1205
Fee: $15
NLLL 352 Section 02, Course No. 30910

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