28 JUNE 2018
  TIME: 11:30AM - 1:30PM
  MEETING PLACE: University Club
Alumni Room
1332 Santa Barbara Street
Santa Barbara, California
  SPEAKER: Timothy Downey,
Urban Forest Superintendent,
City of Santa Barbara
  TOPIC: Urban Forest Management
  Please bring a plant for the plant exchange!



30 June 2018
2 July 2018

  TIME: 9:00AM - 12:00PM
  Meeting Place:

El Carro Entrance to
Santa Monica Creek Trail,
Carpinteria. Details below.


PAST MEETING SPEAKER: Bill Black, MD, passed on information regarding the cultivation of cannabis.

Dr. Bill Black provided some details and tips regarding the cultivation of cannabis.

Bee in flower

He discussed some of the potential pests and organisms that can hinder the growth and harvesting of cannabis plants.

butterfly and bee

He informed us of the lighting requirements and recommended LED lights for their inexpensive operating costs and neutral thermodynamic properties (they don't emit heat).

Trail photo

He shared with us some details about when to harvest (by looking at trichomes). He gave some tips regarding responses to pests and flushing the plants with water prior to harvest.

He also shared some tips regarding harvesting and drying the plants.

Submitted by
Ray Kolbe

butterfly and bee


The meeting place on both Saturday, June 30th and Monday, July 2nd for the Santa Monica Creek Trail Beautification in Carpinteria is at the west end of El Carro, as shown on the map below. We'll be spreading mulch and weeding. To get there from Santa Barbara, travel south on 101, exit Carpinteria Avenue. Turn left at the light. Then travel straight, past the stop sign, to El Carro where you turn left. Proceed to the end of the street. Optionally, RSVP with Ray Kolbe for lunch or call to arrange carpools at (805) 705-3429 . Brings hoes, pitchforks, shovels, rakes, wheelbarrows, etc. Don't forget hats, gloves, sunscreen, and water!

Submitted by
Ray Kolbe