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Do You Want To Start Your Own Veggie Garden?

NHMLA's master gardener Florence Nishida explains why we should start our own healthy vegetable garden at home. Fall gardening classes start soon, part of our new and expanded Workshops program! 
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Los Angeles Butterfly Survey

Partnering with Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA), the Museum hopes to compile a record of the butterflies we're likely to find around the Museum. We know there are 237 species recorded for L.A, County, but how many can you find?
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Nature in L.A. Blog

Follow the Nature in L.A. blog to keep up on research, community science, and the latest urban nature stories from around the city, as told by NHMLA scientists who live and study in L.A.
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Join us in the Edible Garden for Museum programs. Drop by to ask the gardener a question, take a class, or just stop and smell the rosemary! 

Want to visit the Edible Garden? We have open hours, so you can stroll through the garden, talk to the gardener, and maybe even taste some of the produce. At all other times the garden is closed, but you can still enjoy it from over the fence.

Open Hours TBA

Master Gardener Florence Nishida will teach gardening basics to beginning gardeners. Learn about creating good soil, watering and feeding (how much and how often) starting plants from seeds, transplanting, and making compost.



Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007 


Sundays: April 7, 14, 21, 28; 1 - 4:30 pm

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Members: $25 per class, $80 for all 4 classes in the series
Non-members: $30 per class, $100 for all 4 classes in the series 
Discounted to $15 per class, and $50 for all 4 classes in the series for residents of zip codes 90006, 90007, 90008, 90011, 90015, 90016, 90018, 90037, 90062, 90089


Registration will begin February 11, 2013. Please call (213) 763-ED4U or e-mail educate@nhm.org for more information.



Interested in volunteering in the Edible Garden? We have opportunities to help us maintain the garden and interact with our visitors. No experience is necessary as we provide training. Duties may include:

Plant care: Everything from watering and weeding to fertilizing and pruning.

Pest management: Organic pest control measures including cultural, mechanical, and biological methods.

Composting: Care for compost piles/bins.

Education: Opportunities to interact with public during garden open hours and during weekend garden programs.


Download the full volunteer description.

Fill in a volunteer application today!