Community - June 29, 2011

Around Town: James Fadiman on 'Psychedelic Explorer's Guide'

Psychology professor James Fadiman of Menlo Park will discuss his new book, "The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide: Safe, Therapeutic, and Sacred Journeys," at Kepler's bookstore in Menlo Park at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 30.

Dr. Fadiman has been involved with psychedelic research since the 1960s. A former president of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, he teaches at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, which he helped found in 1975.

Admission to the event requires the purchase of the book or a $10 gift card.

Kepler's is at 1010 El Camino Real in Menlo Park.

Visit or call 324-4321 for more information.

Woodside workshop on invasive grass

A free public workshop on identifying and removing slender false brome, an invasive grass, is set for Friday, July 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Independence Hall in Woodside at the corner of Whiskey Hill and Woodside roads, according to a statement from the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District.

Also invited to this workshop are local pest control professionals, who will have the opportunity to introduce themselves to property owners interested in removing this grass. The district's eradication program includes reimbursement of $350 per acre of false brome removed, the statement said.

False brome's only known U.S. locations are in Oregon and Woodside, where it is concentrated between La Honda and Old La Honda roads and the Thornwood Open Space, district false-brome coordinator Ellen Gartside has told the Almanac.

For more information and to find out if false brome exists on your property, call Ms. Gartside at 691-1200, ext 577.


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