Thursday, March 12, 2015

California Native Sage Festival (March 28, 2015)

Xochitl, Tim Martinez (The Arroyo Sage), Ashley Wells, Wisdom Quarterly;
Native American gathering of gender-equal nations and tribes (
Hummingbird swoops in to savor delicious musk/Cleveland sage nectar (

California Native Sage Festival, March 28th
Salvia greatae-detail D-Bell web
Experience the scents, sights, and flavors of the second annual garden event celebrating the aromatic healing salvia ("sage") species native to California.
Check out sage-related vendors, try a sample of sage-inspired culinary delights, enjoy a free workshop, come along on a wildflower walk, listen to music, and get sage advice (of course)!
Aztec Native American (
Check back often as the Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden (RSABG) builds a list of activities and participants. MEMBERS: There will be a special RSABG member event from 10 am to noon in the Container Garden - come get your first look at our new Secrets of Sage exhibit!
  • Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden
  • Saturday, March 28, 2015, 10:00 am-3:00 pm
  • 1500 North College Ave., Claremont, CA 91711
  • Included with standard admission or membership
Check out these 20-minute lectures in the California Courtyard (TBA), sage activities, booths, and confirmed participants so far for the 2015 Sage Festival:
Costa's hummingbird Hummingbird and salvia pozo blue sage (
  • Celestial (
    Native sage recipe tastings
  • Grow Native Nursery with many varieties of native sages
  • Sage Advice (We had to include this opportunity for Native wisdom!)
  • Get lucky on the Wheel of Sage!
  • Padua Farms handmade soaps and balms infused with native sages and other healing herbs
  • BEE Green Honey
  • Bert and Rocky's Cream Company
  • Fresh native plant flower arrangements by Native Designs
  • Potpourri craft (child-friendly)
  • "See the Sages Salvia Stroll" guided walking tours of sages in the garden
  • Opening of new "Secrets of Sage" exhibit, Container Garden
  • "Sage Scavenger Hunt"
  • Food truck from The Hurricane Kitchen will be on hand for those who want to purchase lunch and picnic
  • Live music by the High Strung Trio
  • Locally made sage-infused raw nut milk by RawNutMilk
  • Check back; there's more to come! More

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