Pasadena weekend: November 21-23

Share your produce and homemade items, watch a movie, explore the Arboretum. Plus: ongoing and recurring events and this week's random read.

Share Faire in the Park. RIPE Altadena is hosting its monthly Share Faire on Sunday. Bring your fresh produce, homemade items and delights that might accompany a Thanksgiving meal to Farnsworth Park and share your abundance.

Occupy the FarmBeginning this Friday, November 21, the Laemmle Playhouse 7 will show Occupy the Farm. The documentary tells the story of a community in California's urban East Bay taking action: 200 farmers occupy a piece of farmland, plant 15,000 seedlings to feed the community and disrupt plans to build a shopping mall.

Walking tour. The Los Angeles County Arboretum is holding a one hour long, docent-led walking tour that will provide visitors with an introduction to the Arboretum.

The Arroyo Food Co-op is now open on Saturdays and Sundays for shopping and pick-ups. Orders placed online by Sunday midnight will be available for pick-up starting next Tuesday.

Exhibition, ending. Only ten days left to see the an exhibition at Descanso Gardens in La Canada. Titled Signs of Life, it aims to look at water "in all its moods and states." Ends November 30.

GardeningTransition Pasadena's Throop Learning Garden (usually) meets on Sunday morning.

Survey. Pasadena Water and Power is conducting a survey on the city's energy future. To participate go to (Note: PWP has not posted any information on when the survey period ends, but as of this printing the link was still up.)

Cycling. On Sunday morning Pasadena Cyclery will hold Gwen's Group Ride and the Sunday Morning Neighborhood StrollFor details see the calendar page of Pasastainable, CA.

Got kids? On Saturday morning, the Eaton Canyon Nature Center is hosting a family nature walk. Bring your small children, walking shoes, sunscreen, water and a hat. Also on Saturday morning at the Nature Center: the weekly Nature Tails Story Hour which includes stories, nature walks and puppet shows for children ages 3-5.

Pasadena's watering schedule for the winter now applies. Pasadena Water and Power customers may water on one day a week only. It must be a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday.

Exhibition, continuing. As part of the Pasadena Arts Council's AxS Festival, the Armory presents Karin Apollonia Müller's World’s Edge, a photographic exploration of the intersection between the natural landscape and complex urbanization. Ends next summer.

Random read. In the Clear Fork Valley in East Tennessee a root digger named Carol Judy aka "The Forest Granny" tries to reconnect people in her community with the mountains they inhabit. Knowing precisely which plant will cure which ailment (jewelweed for nettle stings!) she roams the woods for sassafras, yellowroot and black cohosh, and shares her findings and expertise freely with the locals. Holly Haworth's profile of Judy, Place to Root, was published last month in The Southern Magazine of Good Writing. A warning to readers in California: A scene toward the end of this beautifully written story could cause rain envy.

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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.