The warm weather this weekend will be perfect for gardening and tasting Salt and Straw’s newest ice cream flavors at the Hancock Park Garden Club’s Pop-Up Plant Sale this Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Ebell of Los Angeles’ Lucerne parking lot.
The plant sale promises to be more than just plants. There’s food too, thanks to the GreenTruck on the Go and Salt and Straw, who will bring their newest flavors (which debut at the store on Larchmont this Friday).
Also, this month, Head Ice Cream Maker Tyler Malek has opened up the flavor time capsule (which now tallies over 300 concoctions!) to bring back five winning favorites, giving one last “hurrah” to delights including Cinnatopia, Chocolate Caramel Potato Chip Cupcake, Pots of Gold & Rainbows; Rose Water, Saffron & Pistachios; and Coconut Marionberry & Pecan Shortbread.
Marnie Owens, Windsor Square resident and HPGC plant sale chair has organized a wide range of vendors including potters, linen purveyors, cactus and succulent suppliers, etc including the following are featured vendors:
Black Mountain Ceramics
GreenTruck On The Go
Jen King Ceramics
John Matthews Succulents
Kin and Kind
Mini Farm Box
Theodore Payne Foundation
Zuma Canyon Orchids
There will also be talks by plant experts including: 10am Mark Donofrio, Tomatomania – All things tomatoes; 11am Lisa Novick, Theordore Payne Foundation – How native plants are essential for support of butterflies, birds, and other wildlife… creatures we need for healthy food webs and functioning ecosystems. Mediterranean non-native plants only contribute to water savings, not ecosystem support! In our urban and suburban areas, we can create habitat to help mitigate the extinction crisis!; 12pm John Schoustra, Greenwood Gardens Easy year ’round garden color: growing re-blooming irises and day lilies in Southern California and 1pm George Vasquez, Zuma Canyon Orchids All things Orchids.
“I hope everyone who can, will stop by and meet the plant vendors we love,” said Ginger Lincoln, HPGC President. “It will be a great day and we are thrilled to be at the Ebell and share the proceeds of the sale with their Garden Department as they undertake a restoration of their historic garden.”