Saturday, November 7, 9 am to 12 noon, rain date Nov. 14

Don’t miss this opportunity to see one our great local native gardens in full Autumn dress! A work in progress for over 15 years, the garden has matured into a collection of over 100 types of natives including grasses, woodland, desert, and riparian plants, Coastal Sage Scrub and chaparral, a Channel Islands area, and potted native succulents. The extensive yard also includes fruit trees and a large vegetable garden. While Greg Rubin has consulted on some of the projects, the owners themselves have provided most of the hard labor, installing the dry stream beds, irrigations systems, and meandering paths, not to mention the many plants that have transformed the landscape from conventional suburbia to a natural paradise. The rewards are low water use, habitat for insects, animals, and birds, and of course the beauty of native plants. Here is inspiration for your own native plant dreams and on this special day, you will discover some of the secrets of its success.

The workshop will take place out side (thus the rain date!) so hat and sunscreen are strongly recommended. A handout for taking notes will be provided; bring your questions. The group will be limited to 20 people so reservations are essential! A fee of $20 per person will help support our Acorn Grant program for school gardens.

To reserve your place, please contact Sarah Jayne at Directions will be emailed. You can pay at the door.

2018 CNPS Conservation Conference Travel Grant

The Orange County CNPS chapter is offering up to four $250 travel grants to attend the 2018 State CNPS Conference, Feb. 1-3 2018 in Los Angeles.  Graduate and highly qualified undergraduate students training in the study of southern California native plants are eligible. For more information click here.

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