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Thursday, January 28, 2021, 7:30 p.m.: Transformation of the Sunland Garden: 8 years later, with Roger Klemm: Roger is the instigator and primary caretaker of the Sunland Welcome Nature Garden, a community entrance garden in Sunland. Before his tenure, the City of Los Angeles had developed the garden with an attractive hardscape reminiscent of the nearby Tujunga Wash, some Oak and Sycamore trees — and Fountain Grass. Roger led the transformation of this invasive exotic monoculture to a showcase of the local native flora, and he will talk about the garden and share its development over the past 8 years since the initial renovation.

Roger Klemm is an engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and finds his passion for landscaping with native plants to be a beautiful and tangible balance to the ethereal nature of software for space vehicles. Over the past ~30 years he has landscaped two yards and two community gardens with native plants, has planted native trees in public parks, and done considerable guerrilla gardening at the campus where he works. He lives in Shadow Hills with his wife (also a JPL engineer) and their son, who has in the past couple of years gotten him seriously into mountain biking.

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