Garden Against Fire!

Landscaping for Wildfire ProtectionThe Los Gatos Library will host an online class, Landscaping for Wildfire Protection

Coming up Thursday, September 24th from 6-7pm Pacific.

Does your garden fight fires? With fire season growing longer and fiercer each year with devastating losses, you might be wondering what you can do to lower risks and protect your property against wildfires. Especially if you live near one of the Bay Area’s beautiful greenspaces! Join the Los Gatos Library with speaker Barbara Hunt, UC Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County, to learn about how wildfires spread and how to landscape to protect your home, from hardscapes to fire-resistant plants. This is a free lecture aimed at California homeowners but open to all.

For more information and the Zoom link, please view the event page.

Join the event on Facebook and set a reminder.

Want to learn more about fire in Los Gatos? Check out some of my other posts on this topic:

Los Gatos Fire Risk

Wildfire Evacuation Route Signs Being Installed (2016)

Fighting Fire With … Wine

A History of Los Gatos Fires and the Los Gatos Fire Department

Lecture at the Los Gatos History Museum

March 21, 2013

The Country in the CityRichard Walker will be lecturing at the Los Gatos History Musem on Wednesday May 8, 2013. The event begins with a 6pm reception and the talk commences at 6:30pm. This is part of the museum’s inFOCUS lecture series.

Mr. Walker is the author of a book, The Country in the City: The Greening of the San Francisco Bay Area. To learn more, please visit the museum’s page.

The History Museum is located at 75 Church Street, Los Gatos (in the Forbes Mill Annex near Los Gatos High School).


Art Museum of Los Gatos Presents "Altered Perspectives" Beginning Dec 4, 2009

November 28, 2009

Los Gatos is fortunate to be home to both a history museum and an art museum, and there are ongoing events at each throughout the year.  The Art Museum of Los Gatos will soon be hosting “Altered Perspectives” from Dec 4, 2009 to Feb 26, 2010.  The featured artists are Jesse Allen (prints and painings) and Angelio Batle (graphite sculpture).

A lecture, open to the public, will be held on December 10th from 7 – 9pm at the art museum (the old firehouse, 4 Tait Avenue, which is at the corner of Tait & W Main)

Museum hours are Wednesday to Sunday, 12 noon to 4pm.

Looking to get more involved locally? Both museums welcome volunteers. Click here to learn about volunteer opportunities at both museums.