Advocate for Positive Change

ALTADENA HERITAGE • ADVOCACY & PRESERVATION

Celebrate Community

ALTADENA HERITAGE • ADVOCACY & PRESERVATION

Preserve What We Love

ALTADENA HERITAGE • ADVOCACY & PRESERVATION

Maintain Architectural Database

ALTADENA HERITAGE • ADVOCACY & PRESERVATION

Altadena Heritage is a nonprofit volunteer-based advocacy organization dedicated to protecting, preserving, and raising awareness of our foothill community’s rich architectural, environmental, and cultural heritage.

Upcoming Events

Welcome to Altadena for New Residents

Sunday February 7th – 4:00-4:30pm

If you are new to Altadena and have recently moved to the area, please join us on Feb 7th for an introduction to the history of Altadena and an overview of how Altadena Heritage got its start and how it works to protect and preserve your new home town!

 Join us at 4pm for this short and sweet opportunity to meet other Altadenans!

Recent Events

Celebrate Altadena – Holiday Auction

We held an auction of items created by people in Altadena.

Many thanks to everyone who kindly donated an item, and congratulations to the winning bidders. 

We raised over $1600 for Altadena Heritage.

Altadena Heritage asked a number of local authors and poets to tell us what Altadena means to them. The results are wonderfully varied and diverse views of our local community – from a refuge to return to after a tough day in LA, a place to watch the seasons change, a place to seek peace and nature and a place of rich diversity and sense of place. Five of our current and recent Altadena Poet Laureates are represented as well as novelists and historians. We hope you enjoy their Odes to Altadena.

Welcome to Altadena for New Residents

Welcome to Altadena for New Residents

Welcome to Altadena for New ResidentsWelcome to Altadena for New Residents Sunday February 7th - 4:00-4:30pm If you are new to Altadena and have recently moved to the area, please join us on Feb 7th for an introduction to the history of Altadena and an overview of how...

Altadena Quiz

Altadena Quiz

Test your mastery of all things Altadena! Whether you are a life-long resident or new to the area, try your luck on our quiz. Email altadenaheritage@gmail.com for the answers.

Watch The  Great Altadena Baking Show Featuring Elisa Callow and Onil Chibas.  

The Great Altadena Baking Show Recipes

ONLINE TREE WORKSHOP THREE

Tree Planting Demonstration

This is the third of three Saturday morning Tree Workshops.

Dr. Jerrold Turney goes over the proper planting depth, staking, watering in, mulching, and more. Learn to plant your tree like a pro and give your tree a great foundation for thriving in your garden.

Get the tree pruning diagrams here.
You can find the US Forest Service’s ‘How to Prune Trees’ here.

ONLINE TREE WORKSHOP TWO

Tree Pruning and Tree Care

Dr. Jerrold Turney teaches us the right way to prune trees and care for our trees. Pruning your tree properly can promote the tree’s health, make it resistant to diseases, and stimulate structurally secure branching. Training a young tree with the correct pruning cuts is especially important as this will help your tree grow into an attractive mature specimen that is less prone to failure. Your tree may even live longer. Dr. Turney also tells us how to care for our new trees to get them off to a great start and how to care for our mature trees.

ONLINE TREE WORKSHOP ONE

Right Tree, Right Place – Tree Selection and Siting

If you are thinking of getting a tree for your property, this workshop is for you. This is the first of three Saturday morning Tree Workshops held in conjunction with our free tree giveaway.

Dr. Jerrold Turney, tree expert and plant pathologist, describes many, if not all, of the species on our giveaway tree list.

This workshop will help you choose the best places on your property to plant a tree and the best tree for that location.

Golden Poppy Awards 2020

Well 2020 just wasn’t like other years!  With Covid-19 closing all public meetings, Altadena Heritage took the Golden Poppies online for the first time ever.  We ‘zoomed’ the event to our members and were joined online by over 70 households who were “sheltering at home” together. Our 2020 winners were even more accommodating than usual, allowing us to film their gardens and record interviews, which were compiled into short video presentations that can be found here on the website.  Michele Zack introduced the winners and Val Zavala moderated a short Q&A with each.  Savannah Moore from Kathryn Bargers office, presented LA County Certificates  of recognition and Chairman Sharon Sand looked forward to seeing everyone again in person next year!

Gil & Joan Acosta

2951 Santa Rosa Avenue

Maita Prout and  WIll Gaskill

2787 Highview Avenue

Paul Schimley

2122 Grand Oaks Avenue

Taylor Jacobson & John Knuth

471 W. Mariposa Street

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