Pasadena weekend: March 27-29

Learn how to lower your carbon footprint; share your backyard bounty. Plus: ongoing and recurring events.

Climate change. On Sunday, Throop Church and Transition Pasadena will host the second workshop in a series of events titled "Thirty Days for the Earth": Climate scientist Peter Kalmus will share how he and his family came to experience "The Joy of Low-Energy Living." Participants will learn how to calculate their carbon footprint and what they can do to decrease their impact on the planet.

Share Faire. On Sunday afternoon RIPE Altadena will host its monthly Share Faire in the Park.

Gardening. On Friday morning the Hahamongna Nursery will host a work day for gardeners that includes planting and information about growing native plants. Transition Pasadena's Throop Learning Garden will meet on Sunday morning.

Walks, self-guided and docent-led. The Huntington's urban agricultural site, the Ranch Garden, will be open for self-guided tours on Saturday morningDescanso Gardens (La Canada) is hosting docent-guided seasonal walks on Saturday and Sunday morning. On Friday and Saturday morning, the Arboretum (Arcadia) has docent-led walking tours on the calendar.

Bicycling. On Sunday morning the Pasadena Cyclery will host a ride and clinic for beginner riders just starting out or for riders wanting to cycle more effectively.

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.'s petition for a ban of styrofoam containers in Pasadena is still up and active.

Exhibition. As part of the Pasadena Arts Council's AxS Festival 2014, the Armory presents Karin Apollonia Müller's World’s Edge, a photographic exploration of the intersection between the natural landscape and complex urbanization. Ends this summer.

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Unless otherwise noted, all events take place in Pasadena. For times, addresses and other details click on the link to the event owner's webpage.