Notable events and achievements for 2013 include:
- January — National Day of Service brought 42 volunteers together for a lawn conversion.
- April — The Pasadena Earth & Arts Festival bestowed Throop Church and NELA Transition an award for Urban Nature for the Throop Learning Garden.
We hosted many well attended workshops. Some were short talks on Sundays covering an array of garden topics. More formal workshops included:
- Lenore & Ginko’s Soap Making Workshop
- Laura Henne’s Worm Compost Workshop
- Jim Bledsoe’s Hypertufa Workshop
- Dr. Jim Adam’s Native Healing Plants Workshop
- Steve Hofvendahl’s Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop
- Just Doing Fun Stuff Holiday Party
We also began Michael’s Wednesday garden workdays, weekly meditation on Sunday mornings, and installed several water features.