Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

October, 2007
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Plants Used By Native People of Southern California
Discover which plants were used for food, clothing, and medicine by Southern California's native people, at an event at the Fullerton Arboretum on Sunday, November 11, 1 to 3 p.m. Crafts, demonstrations, and storytelling will reveal how some of the plants growing at the arboretum were used daily by the earliest inhabitants of Southern California. $5/family. For more information, go to:

Clever Gardening Technique

Toasting Pumpkin Seeds
Toast -- don't toss -- your pumpkin seeds when you carve your jack-o'-lantern. Separate the seeds from the stringy pulp by washing the seeds well. Spread them on a cookie sheet and sprinkle lightly with salt if desired. Toast them for 3 or 4 minutes at 375 degrees, stir, and toast another 2 or 3 minutes until they're evenly golden. Cool them to room temperature, and enjoy!


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