Pasadena weekend: What to do August 8-10

Events around gardening and native plants rule the weekend.

Native plants. On Saturday afternoon, Transition Pasadena's Throop Learning Garden hosts California Native Plants: The Big Picture, a presentation by Lisa Novick of the Theodore Payne Foundation. Novick will share her knowledge on the topics of water conservation, habitat preservation and planting with native plants and edibles. On Sunday morning, the California Native Plant Society is holding a walk at the Eaton Canyon Nature Center. For Saturday and Sunday, the L.A. County Arboretum in Arcadia has scheduled a cactus show and sale.

Gardening with broken concrete. On Saturday morning, the Arboretum is hosting a presentation on how to create paved areas in your garden by using recycled materials such as broken concrete, local stones, old bricks and stepping stones.

Gardening with others. Work on Transition Pasadena's Throop Learning Garden continues on Sunday. Work on the Arroyo Food Co-op's Free Food Garden, also a Transition Pasadena project, continues on Saturday morning.

Walking. On Saturday morning, the Eaton Canyon Nature Center hosts a family nature walk. Bring your small children, walking shoes, sunscreen, water and a hat.

Shopping. The Arroyo Food Co-op's pre-order program is up and running. If you order online by Sunday midnight you can pick up your items at the store on the following Tuesday or Saturday.

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Unless otherwise noted, all events take place in Pasadena. For times, addresses and other details please see the calendar page of Pasastainable, CA or the event owner's webpage.