Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

August, 2011
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Small Gifts of Art
Small Gifts of Art, an invitational exhibit showcasing small works in a broad range of mixed media will be on display at Filoli now through October 23, 2011 .This exhibit features more than 80 small works (no larger than 14 inches in any dimension) created by 36 artists.%%Participating artists come from throughout the Bay Area and Carmel .%%The Small Gifts of Art exhibit provides a special opportunity to introduce Filoli%%%s visitors to a wide variety of the art media, methods and subject matter that artists use to express themselves and interpret their world.%%Included are:
%%% Mosaics
%%% Silkscreen and Woodblock prints
%%% Origami
%%% Collage
%%% Plein air Paintings
%%% Pastel Paintings
%%% Chinese Brush Paintings
%%% Watercolor Paintings
%%% D%%coupage
%%% Driftwood Sculpture Ceramics
%%% Jewelry
%%% Photography
%%% Ceramics
Twenty-eight artists will be present to discuss, and in some cases, to demonstrate their work.%%Additional original works of all sizes, including one-of-a-kind creations and collections of prints and note cards will also be for sale.%%
Free admission for current members of Filoli.%%Other admission prices are listed on the Filoli website. Parking is free.
Admission includes: %%Self-guided or docent-led guided tours of the House and Garden, access to the Caf%%, Garden Shop, art exhibit and on Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. docent-led nature hikes and 10:30 a.m. orchard tours by advance reservation.
Questions:%% Visit or call (650) 364-8300, ext. 508 weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for more information


Natural Remedies
Natural Remedies
Melissa Corkhill
ISBN: 978-1-61608-348-9
Skyhorse Publishing
I have a new favorite medicinal herb book! Natural Remedies by Melissa Corkhill is a culmination of information gathered over centuries from a variety of cultures. This book is all you need to keep your medicinal herb locker stocked. Soothing aches and pains, stomach aches, skin problems, headaches and even anxiety is as close as your garden gate. I love this book. It contains useful information on gathering, storing and using common herbs to treat minor medical problems. The book is divided into chapters that deal with individual parts of the body including; mind and emotions, nervous system, digestive, urinary, heart and blood, eyes, ears, muscles and joints. There are beautiful illustrations of the plants used and recipes for creating your own medications. If you have ever considered dabbling with the medicinal arts, as our ancestors did for thousands of years, this is the book to start with.


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