Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Throop Church’


The Art of the Garden & Botanical Exploration

The Art of the Garden & Botanical Exploration

Two attractive options this weekend for botanical fans… The Art of the Garden Tour & Not Just Roses! A Botanical Exploration of Pasadena   Art of the Garden is a self-guided tour with 5 private gardens available for viewing in Sierra Madre, Altadena, and Pasadena. From farmhouse to formal, midcentury to craftsman bungalow and beyond, […]

Walking Tour: CA Native Plants & Water Wise Gardens

Walking Tour: CA Native Plants & Water Wise Gardens

Pasadena’s Complete Street Coalition hosts California Native Plants & Water Wise Gardens, a walking tour, on April 8. We’ll hand over the explanatory reins to CSC… The tour will begin at Pasadena’s historic Washington Park, designed by famed California Native Plant conservationist Theodore Payne, with a guided tour provided by the Friends of Washington Park. […]

Tea, Cookies & Talking About Death

Tea, Cookies & Talking About Death

“We will gather with one intent, to discuss death in order to enhance life,” says Hospice Chaplain Maggie Yenoki. Yenoki is scheduled to lead Pasadena’s first Death Café on May 5th at Throop Church. Neuchâtel, Switzerland was the site of the first Death Café as imagined by sociologist and anthropologist Bernard Crettaz with the “aim…to liberate […]

The Folly Bowl

The Folly Bowl

An outdoor garden amphitheater on the grounds of a private home. Bring your own picnic, refreshments, cushions, and even a blanket and pillow if you’d like for an evening under the trees in an intimate setting, thanks to Susanna Dadd and James Griffith of Altadena. It’s the Folly Bowl. We’re almost halfway through their summer […]

Repair at Pas. Humane Society

Repair at Pas. Humane Society

Tinkers and tailors, experts and the hobbyist. Repair Cafe. Do you have a faulty toaster or a blender that screeches instead of purées? Have a favorite necklace that’s broken clasp keeps it trapped despondently in your jewelry box? Do you grumble when you have to cut tomatoes, sawing back and forth with a dull knife on the fruit’s resistant […]

Shoe Drive & Walk for Peace

Shoe Drive & Walk for Peace

In order for the world to become peaceful, people must become more peaceful.…It always comes back to the things so many of us wish to avoid: working to improve ourselves. (Pilgrim, 1992, p.102) These are the words of Peace Pilgrim, nèe Mildred Lisette Norman, who by the time of her death in 1981 had walked […]

Remember Swales?

Remember Swales?

Back in October we published a post about a permaculture-based garden that was being created, replacing a 3,000 square-foot, water-greedy lawn at Throop Unitarian Universalist Church. Swale-building was on the menu the very first weekend, and in our article’s opening paragraph, we actually had to define “swale,” because, well, that’s just not a part of […]

Got a Shovel & Gloves? Bring ‘Em Along!

Got a Shovel & Gloves? Bring ‘Em Along!

How can you not be enticed by an offer of “swale building.” Swale? Thank goodness for Merriam-Webster. Swale n. 1. a low-lying or depressed and often wet stretch of land. This weekend, North East Los Angeles Transition is hosting It Takes a Village to Transition a Lawn. Over a period of four weekends, a 3,000-square-foot lawn […]

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