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Roots & Shoots: What’s going on beyond our view? – June 3


Roots tend to go unnoticed and under-appreciated. They have a life of their own that may surprise you! For their part, shoots (or stems or ‘trunks’) facilitate a complex exchange of functions between above- and below-ground parts of plants. Join us to delve into those mysterious functions and processes, and watch some of them in action on the farm and in the forest.

Note: This class concludes a series-within-a-series seasonal review of all 6 essential components of plants: Roots, Stems, Leaves, Flowers, Fruits, and Seeds. The series may be taken in any sequence. The cycle will begin again in late summer when Fruits and Seeds are abundant once more!

Good to Know

1. Heavy rain cancels, as most class activities take place outdoors. Dress in layers for variable weather.

2. Classes may involve 1-2 miles of gentle walking.

3. Masks are optional unless Santa Clara County enters a high risk level.


All Classes in the Seasonal Cycles Natural History Series are $30/person.

If you are an individual planning to take 4 classes in the series, you can sign-up for the Seasonal Cycles Natural History Series Bundle on the previous page for $100 for any four classes.

Who Is This For?

Motivated students of nature, of any age. Children 12 and younger need to be accompanied by a registered adult.