Inspect and Manage – A Regional, Collaborative Approach to Monitoring Rare Plant Species in San Diego County
Feb
19
6:30 PM18:30

Inspect and Manage – A Regional, Collaborative Approach to Monitoring Rare Plant Species in San Diego County

with Jessie Vinje, Botanist and Biologist with Conservation Biology Institute

In 2016, 2017, and 2018, the Conservation Biology Institute (CBI) and AECOM coordinated and implemented the San Diego Management and Monitoring Program (SDMMP) Management Strategic Plan (MSP) Inspect and Manage (IMG) regional rare plant monitoring protocol for 30 rare plant species on conserved lands in western San Diego County. SDMMP, in collaboration with the City of San Diego, CBI, and The Nature Conservancy, developed the threats-based monitoring protocol based on existing rare plant and habitat assessment protocols. The 2016 - 2018 monitoring effort involved greater than 50 entities, including federal and state wildlife agencies, local jurisdictions, non-profit land conservancies, private landowners, military, and volunteer organizations. We trained agency staff and volunteers through workshops and site visits, assisted land managers with monitoring, and monitored ‘orphan’ populations.

We monitored a total of 235, 205, and 227 rare plant occurrences in 2016, 2017 and 2018 respectively. For each occurrence, we collected data on species status, habitat attributes, and threats.  Monitoring as many occurrences of a species within the same year using the same method improved our understanding of species status, threats, and management priorities. High priority occurrences will be eligible for regional management funding.

Jessie Vinje is a botanist with Conservation Biology Institute. She has over 20 years professional experience in field biology, botany and land management throughout California with a strong background in coastal and desert ecology, and natural resource management and restoration.  She specializes in the flora of central and southern California coast and coastal ranges, western and central Mojave Desert, and central and southern Sierra Nevada Mountains where she has surveyed for and located more than 120 threatened, endangered, or sensitive plant species.  She is a member of the San Diego Rare Plant Oversight Committee and the San Diego County Weed Management Area steering committee.

Jessie.vinje@consbio.org

Conservation Biology Institute:

Web consbio.org

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6:30pm-7:00pm: NATIVES FOR NOVICES

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Native Plant Propagation Basics

with Amy Huie, Instructor Cuyamaca College Ornamental Horticulture Program

Amy teaches Plant Propagation in the Cuyamaca College Ornamental Horticulture Program. She works for Sweetwater Authority as a Watershed Caretaker. She has served as a volunteer with CNPS-San Diego for over ten years having served on the Plant Sale Committee, Propagation Committee, and as the Seed and Bulb Sale Team Leader.

7:00pm-7:30pm: A time for discussion, camaraderie, visiting, and enjoying the sales table.
7:30pm: FEATURED PRESENTATION

There is no fee to attend these presentations.

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Lake Morena - Search for Ribes canthariforme
Feb
24
9:00 AM09:00

Lake Morena - Search for Ribes canthariforme

DIFFICULTY: MODERATE 3-4 miles
PLANT KNOWLEDGE: Novice +, Professionals always welcome!
ACCESS: Open to all, no charge
[RAIN CANCELS THIS EVENT!]

This trip will be our first technical event geared towards ID'ing and discovering historical populations of a rare plant. The Moreno Currant (Ribes canthariforme) is listed as a 1B.3 rare plant species by CNPS, partly due to it's narrow distribution (El Cajon Mtn to Lake Morena, and Dulzura to Descanso) and difficulty in distinguishing from more common species like Ribes indecorum and R. malvaceum.

While I've pinned Lake Morena's dam area as the hot spot for historical populations, we may look nearby depending on trail access. Hopefully, we'll be working with the Forest Service on this one, targeting areas that may become developed in the future. If possible, we'll do collections for various herbariums and also placing data on CalFlora and iNaturalist. If the shut down persists that far into the year, we'll stick to environs about the Lake Morena County Park and that portion of the Pacific Crest Trail.

Learn more and RSVP here

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BORDER BIO BLITZ! Border Field to Otay Mesa Vernal Pools
Mar
2
8:00 AM08:00

BORDER BIO BLITZ! Border Field to Otay Mesa Vernal Pools

DIFFICULTY: EASY to MODERATE ~ 2+ miles
PLANT KNOWLEDGE: Novice to Professional
ACCESS: Open to all, no charge
[ALL WEATHER EVENT]

This Border Bioblitz is sponsored by Botanical Community Development Initiatives (BCDI)
http://nextgensd.com/border/border-bioblitz-2019/
https://www.facebook.com/events/600536127054300/

In joint coordination with Ron Vanderhoff of California Native Plant Society - Orange County Chapter and Bianca Bonilla, Executive Director of BCDI we'll be headed out for a great opportunity to contribute to science in one of the most imperiled areas in our state, and perhaps even the country. If we're really lucky we'll hear from Dr. Sula Vanderplank and other biologists representing the San Diego Natural History Museum. We're contributing heavily to an exciting citizen science program at one our country's most impacted and controversial development sites. At the Southern US Border with Mexico, the US has erected many different barriers (to variable degrees of intended success), pushing back against a dense crash of civilization from both sides. From the Tijuana River estuary and Border Field State Park south of Imperial Beach to San Ysidro and further east into Otay Mesa, an amazing and unique array of habitat that exist in a constant state of threat.

Read more and RSVP here

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Conservation Committee Meeting
Mar
5
5:30 PM17:30

Conservation Committee Meeting

We meet the first Tuesday of every month, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Email conservation@cnpssd.org for details.

If you are interested in this kind of work, you are very, very welcome, as we always need more volunteers. We are happy to train you too, and we have developed training materials. If you know of a project that needs our involvement, we also welcome you. Our goal is to protect California's native plants, and where they are threatened, whether it is by development or climate change, we speak up and advocate for them. 

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Mar
6
to Mar 7

CNPS Rare Plant Survey Protocols Workshop

PC: Becky Reilly

In this workshop you will learn to conduct rare plant surveys and report your findings, contributing to the documentation and protection of California’s profusion of unique rare plants. This training includes a full day in the field getting hands-on experience.

Imperial Beach, CA
Taught by Heath Bartosh & Aaron Sims, with a guest lecture from Katie Gross
Download Full Prospectus

CNPS Members $395 / Non-Members $425
Capacity: 20 participants
Last Day to Register: February 18, 2019

TO LEARN MORE AND REGISTER click here

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Whale Peak and the Pictograph Trail Falls
Mar
10
8:00 AM08:00

Whale Peak and the Pictograph Trail Falls

DIFFICULTY: EASY 2.5 miles and/or HARD 8.5 miles
PLANT KNOWLEDGE: Beginner to Novice, Professionals always welcome!
ACCESS: Open to all, no charge
[SEVERE WEATHER CANCELS EVENT (Temps above 95F or storm/flood)]

Last year, we made a great loop about Anza Borrego State Park's Little Blair Valley, also known as the Mohave Pocket for the wide array of Mohavean species that survive there separated from their kin to the far North. Now, we're headed back for a two part trip to the falls on Pictograph Trail to the falls overlook (the Easy part), and then for the adventurous - a strenuous climb up Whale Peak and back (the Hard part).

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Garden Committee Meeting
Mar
13
6:30 PM18:30

Garden Committee Meeting

The Gardening Committee of the San Diego chapter of the California Native Plant Society holds meetings on the second Wednesday of each month. Meetings address a lively array of gardening opportunities, projects, and special events. The location rotates each month amongst private homes and public spaces. They are usually preceded by a potluck dinner.

For location details please email: gardening@cnpssd.org

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Valley of the Moon - Imperial County
Mar
16
9:00 AM09:00

Valley of the Moon - Imperial County

DIFFICULTY: Easy to Moderate (Rocky Terrain) <2 miles
PLANT KNOWLEDGE: Beginner to Expert. Professionals always welcome!
ACCESS: Free to All, No charge. 4x4 required unless carpooling.
[EXTREME WEATHER CANCELS THIS EVENT]

Just over the border into SW Imperial County, a small pocket of the California Floristic Province jumps over into the Jacumba Wilderness Area. This heavily rocky area is strewn with granitic boulders and sheer cliffs of stacked rocks, making it a great and relatively discrete location for rock climbing, bouldering, camping, and hiking. Valley of the Moon is also known for its sometimes sordid past (and present) with caves in the rocks called Smugglers Den. We'll be headed out to look for a variety of rare and common native plant species. With the great rains this winter, I expect we'll be in for quite a treat. If you're not excited by that, at least there's the Desert Tower nearby!

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From Seed to Seed: Native Plant Material Development for Ecological Restoration in Southern California.
Mar
19
6:30 PM18:30

From Seed to Seed: Native Plant Material Development for Ecological Restoration in Southern California.

  • Balboa Park-Casa del Prado, Room 101 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

with Matthew Garrambone, Program Manager and Ecologist for the Irvine Ranch Conservancy

Matthew will share his experience managing a program that develops site appropriate native plant materials for ecological restoration across multiple habitat types in Southern California. Topics such as: plant palette design, wild seed collection, farming native plants for seed, seed processing and storage, seed testing, and seed test interpretation will all be covered, with a focus on successful strategies and lessons learned over ten years of production.  

Matthew Garrambone is a Program Manager and Ecologist for the Irvine Ranch Conservancy (IRC). He oversees a variety of projects, including the development of native plant material for ecological restoration. In this capacity he oversees the collection of genetically local seed from the wild, the production of native plant materials using IRC’s native seed farm and plant nurseries, management of a physical and digital seed inventory, and development of custom seed mixes for IRC staff and partners. Matthew has 15 years of experience working with native plants, in both applied and academic settings. He received his Bachelors from Northern Arizona University in Environmental Communications, with a minor in Biology and his M.S. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology from University of California Irvine, where his thesis work focused on “Germination Patterns of Coastal Sage Scrub Plant Species”. 

irconservancy.org/science--stewardship-staff.html

linkedin.com/in/matthew-garrambone-aaa26133

6:30pm-7:00pm: NATIVES FOR NOVICES: TBD

7:00pm-7:30pm: A time for discussion, camaraderie, visiting, and enjoying the sales table.
7:30pm: FEATURED PRESENTATION

There is no fee to attend these presentations.

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Top of the Morning - Elsinore Peak - Riverside County with CNPS-Orange County
Mar
31
9:00 AM09:00

Top of the Morning - Elsinore Peak - Riverside County with CNPS-Orange County

DIFFICULTY: EASY to MODERATE ~ 2 miles
PLANT KNOWLEDGE: Beginner to Novice, Professionals always welcome!
ACCESS: Open to all, no charge
VEHICLES REQUIRE a USFS Adventure Pass [$30 Annual pass or $5 day pass]
[SEVERE WEATHER CANCELS EVENT]

This trip will be set in the backyard of Orange County and San Diego County atop the ridge of the Santa Ana Mtns on the far western edge of Riverside County. We're doing another joint trip with Ron Vanderhoff of Orange County CNPS, a great botanist who will help the group identify some of the extremely rare species we're hoping to find.

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Conservation Committee Meeting
Apr
2
5:30 PM17:30

Conservation Committee Meeting

We meet the first Tuesday of every month, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Email conservation@cnpssd.org for details.

If you are interested in this kind of work, you are very, very welcome, as we always need more volunteers. We are happy to train you too, and we have developed training materials. If you know of a project that needs our involvement, we also welcome you. Our goal is to protect California's native plants, and where they are threatened, whether it is by development or climate change, we speak up and advocate for them. 

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Algodones Dunes Camping or Day Trip - Imperial County
Apr
6
to Apr 7

Algodones Dunes Camping or Day Trip - Imperial County

DIFFICULTY: EASY to MODERATE < 4 miles
PLANT KNOWLEDGE: Beginner to Any on Saturday, Professionals & CNPS / SD Botanical Society fellows on Sunday
ACCESS: Open to all, no charge
[ALL WEATHER EVENT]

For everyone that missed the Algodones Dunes trip last year, here is your chance to jump in on a great repeat, with the extraordinary additions of Steve Hartman the CNPS Board President and Amy Patten, CNPS Rare Plant Botanist. Early April will hopefully have a great bloom of Algodones Dunes sunflower (Helianthus niveus ssp tephrodes), Giant spanish needle (Palafoxia arida var gigantea), Pierson's milkvetch (Astragalus magdalenae var piersonii), Sand food (Pholisma sonorae), and Fairyduster (Calliandra eriophylla) among other rare species and extreme desert endemic species.

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Garden Committee Meeting
Apr
10
6:30 PM18:30

Garden Committee Meeting

The Gardening Committee of the San Diego chapter of the California Native Plant Society holds meetings on the second Wednesday of each month. Meetings address a lively array of gardening opportunities, projects, and special events. The location rotates each month amongst private homes and public spaces. They are usually preceded by a potluck dinner.

For location details please email: gardening@cnpssd.org

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CNPS-San Diego Garden Tour: Inviting Nature Home
Apr
13
to Apr 14

CNPS-San Diego Garden Tour: Inviting Nature Home

FEATURING THE CALIFORNIA NATIVE GARDENS OF CENTRAL SAN DIEGO COUNTY

PC: Dennis Mudd

The California Native Plant Society-San Diego Chapter (CNPS-San Diego) presents its seventh annual Garden Tour, Inviting Nature Home: Native Gardens of Central San Diego County, the weekend of April 13 & 14, 2019 from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. each day. Spend a day or two exploring and learning from these gardens that highlight plants that create habitat, dry streambed bioswales, adjacent natural areas, water catchment devices, slope gardens, charming water features, bridges, sculptures and more. Be inspired this Spring!

LOCATION

Rancho Bernardo, Scripps Ranch, Poway, Rancho Penasquitos, Clairemont

PC: Judie Lincer

GARDENS

-Entry to 14 private residential gardens staffed with interpretive docents, owners, and designers

-7 additional FYI (Front Yard Inspiration) gardens on the route

-Instructional presentations and plantings on Saturday and Sunday

-Guided tours offered of the Kumeyaay Ipai Interpretive Center Garden at Pauwai

ON SALE DURING THE TOUR

-A comprehensive selection of California native plant-related books on sale at the door ticket sales location in Scripps Ranch

-Seeds for over 100 species of California native plants. Start your garden from scratch with minimal investment.

-An expanded array of California native plants in 1 gallon and 5 gallon sizes from Moosa Creek Nursery will be available at Walter Andersen Nursery in Poway during Tour weekend.


Kumeyaay Ipai Interpretive Center at Pauwai

(SUNDAY ONLY, ONLINE PURCHASE ONLY)

Photo courtesy of Kumeyaay Ipai Interpretive Center of Pauwai

Photo courtesy of Kumeyaay Ipai Interpretive Center of Pauwai

Take a one-hour Guided Tour on Sunday, April 14! The 5-acre Kumeyaay Ipai Interpretive Center at Pauwai features a demonstration garden representing local plant life as the Kumeyaay knew it 2,000 years ago. This authentic habitat site includes a hillside walk for the adventurous explorer. You will be guided along this trail by knowledgeable docents where you can run your fingers over deep acorn grinding holes, peer into accurate representation of native huts (‘ewaas) and breathe in California's signature aromas of sage and pine. Learn about how plants were used for food, clothing, shelter and medicines (ethnobotany) and behold this special site where you can truly envision how this land looked so long ago.

The cost will be $10 and 50% of that will be donated to the City of Poway for the Kumeyaay Ipai Interpretive Center. Buy your tickets early as we expect that this will sell out quickly.

PC: Judie Lincer

TICKETS

Early Bird Tickets Online: $25 (children under 18 admitted for free) on sale through March 14. Garden Tour tickets give attendees admission on both days of the tour.

Garden Tour Online: $30 through Friday, April 12.

Garden Door Tickets during Tour Weekend : $35 on sale until Noon on Sunday, April 14. Purchase at Tickets-and-Info Garden on Tour weekend ONLY: 11855 Caminito Sanudo, San Diego, CA

Kumeyaay Ipai Interpretive Center Guided Tour Tickets: $10 additional per ticket, buy for time (Sunday 10:30am, 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm), choose time carefully since these cannot be switched to another time. These Guided Tour tickets are ONLY available if you purchase a Garden Tour ticket.

Kumeyaay Ipai Guided Tour Tickets will be on a will call list for check in at the Kumeyaay Ipai Interpretive Center garden. On tour days, remaining Guided Tour tickets will only be available online.

  • All participants buying Garden Tour Online tickets before April 6 will have a tour booklet mailed to their address within the week preceding the Tour so that they can begin the tour at any garden location during Tour weekend.

  • Details may change without notice. This is a rain or shine event. Tickets are not refundable but are transferable to another person.

Questions Please email tour@cnpssd.org

PC: Lee Gordon

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Wild Yards Project: The New Wilderness Begins at Home
Apr
16
6:30 PM18:30

Wild Yards Project: The New Wilderness Begins at Home

  • Balboa Park-Casa del Prado, Room 101 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

PC: Sian Heder

with David Newsom, Founder, Wild Yards Project

David will speak about Wild Yards Project, a collaboration of story-tellers and native plant professionals working together to inspire people not just in California but across the country to transform their yards into native-plant habitat. 

David Newsom is a lifetime naturalist, an amateur native-plant gardener, and a 27 year veteran of film and television, the last 10 years of which has all been adventure-documentary. With the arrival of his two kids, however, he suddenly realized that they may never cultivate an intimacy with nature unless he brought nature to their yard. So, he did. Hence the WYP was born.  

wildyardsproject.com

Instagram

Facebook Group

6:30pm-7:00pm: NATIVES FOR NOVICES: TBD

7:00pm-7:30pm: A time for discussion, camaraderie, visiting, and enjoying the sales table.
7:30pm: FEATURED PRESENTATION

There is no fee to attend these presentations.

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Garden Committee Meeting
Feb
13
6:30 PM18:30

Garden Committee Meeting

The Gardening Committee of the San Diego chapter of the California Native Plant Society holds meetings on the second Wednesday of each month. Meetings address a lively array of gardening opportunities, projects, and special events. The location rotates each month amongst private homes and public spaces. They are usually preceded by a potluck dinner.

For location details please email: gardening@cnpssd.org

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Painted Gorge &amp; Mountain Palm Springs (ABSP)
Feb
10
9:00 AM09:00

Painted Gorge & Mountain Palm Springs (ABSP)

DIFFICULTY: MODERATE 4 miles
PLANT KNOWLEDGE: Beginner to Novice, Professionals always welcome!
ACCESS: Open to all, no charge
[ALL WEATHER EVENT]

We'll be doing a two part trip on this winter Sunday, going from an area in Imperial County that is heavily disturbed by different types of human activities to a similar ecosystem that has had the benefit of restricted land use management under the umbrella of the State Park. It'll be a first hand account of both areas to compare and contrast different impacts and the resiliency of the desert ecosystem.

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WORKSHOP: Create Habitat and Give Back to Nature with California Native Plants
Jan
26
9:00 AM09:00

WORKSHOP: Create Habitat and Give Back to Nature with California Native Plants

  • Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Photo by Torrey Neel

CNPS-San Diego is excited to present a day-long workshop that includes three presentations along with an extensive 100-minute native gardening seminar on understanding and nurturing the relationships of wildlife and California native plants. Topics include California native gardening for habitat; native insects, bird and bees; and principles of permaculture and polyculture in the native habitat garden. The day will conclude with a presentation of a renowned model habitat California native garden-the Gottlieb Native Garden in Beverly Hills. The workshop will be held in the beautiful, contemporary auditorium (stars on the ceiling!) of the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park. An extended 80-minute lunch ‘hour’ will allow you to picnic or dine in the park as you discuss and absorb the morning presentations. Nearby exhibit native gardens will be available for viewing.

LEARN

  • Understand the native plant habitat needs of birds, insects, and other species

  • How to create the conditions for a flourishing habitat with California Native plants

  • The foundational principles for a healthy habitat to continuously thrive in your garden

  • Explore ways to invite and increase species diversity in the garden

SCHEDULE

8:15am REGISTRATION AND CHECK IN

9:00-9:50 am PUTTING THE PIECES BACK IN PLACE: HOW RESTORING HABITAT WITH NATIVE PLANTS HELPS WILDLIFE
Robert L. “Bob” Allen, M.S. (Adjunct Professor of Biology, Santiago Canyon College & Orange Coast College; Research Associate in Entomology, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County; Research Associate, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden; Horticultural Consultant; Author, Wildflowers of Orange County and the Santa Ana Mountains)

We’re in the midst of a biodiversity crisis. Throughout the planet, scientific studies have shown that the number of species per area is quickly declining, as is the number of individuals of those species. The causes are many: habitat destruction, non-native invasive species, pest control, climate change, etc. In this opening address we’ll answer the questions: How do California native plants support native insects (and other native wildlife)? And how can we play a supporting role?

10:00-11:40 am BRINGING SAN DIEGO HABITATS HOME TO THE GARDEN
Clayton Tschudy (CEO of CJT Ecologics and Former Director of Horticulture & Exhibits at the Water Conservation Garden)

Everything you need to create vibrant, local habitat gardens in San Diego. This talk will take you through concept to the practical aspects of creating localized habitat for San Diego County, providing real life examples and utilizing powerful online tools.

11:40 pm LUNCH: Bring lunch to picnic in the Park or dine at your choice of seven nearby Park restaurants and cafes.

MAP and DESCRIPTIONS of Dining & Garden Plots in Museum Area

1:00-2:05 pm USING PERMACULTURE TO INTEGRATE CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANTS INTO YOUR HABITAT GARDEN
Diane Kennedy (Founder, Finch Frolic Garden Permaculture, former SDC Senior Park Ranger, Writer)

Miranda Kennedy (B.S. Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation, Native Plant and Wildlife Consultant, Photographer)

Permaculture is based on natural systems and native plants are integral to any planting design. In this talk we'll see permaculture being integrated into a public habitat garden, and talk about plant communication and value for wildlife.

2:15-3:20pm THE GOTTLIEB NATIVE GARDEN: PLANTING NATIVES CREATED A WILDLIFE OASIS!
Scott Logan (Naturalist with Wild Wings Ecology and Author of the Upcoming Book - “The Gottlieb Native Garden: An Intimate Wildlife Journey”)

Scott will take us on a photographic journey through The Gottlieb Native Garden, a thriving wildlife habitat located directly in the middle of Los Angeles’ urban sprawl.  Hundreds of animals have been documented to date, illustrating that, “If you build it, they will come”.

Photo by Bob Parks

DETAILS

There will be four sessions in all, including an opening address from Bob Allen, Professor, Author and Research Associate in Entomology at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Clayton Tschudy, CEO of CJT Ecologics, will present a comprehensive 100-minute seminar on building a San Diego native plant habitat garden. Afternoon presentations will focus on permaculture principles in the native habitat garden and the day will conclude with a presentation of the Gottlieb Native Garden in Beverly Hills and the wildlife that it has attracted.

  • Ample free parking available in the park

  • Select seeds and books will be available for purchase at the workshop as well as other educational materials for you to take home and enhance the day's knowledge

  • An interactive public engagement display outside the museum

  • Two demonstration native plant garden plots for viewing in the park near the workshop

  • Admission to the exhibits at the Museum of Photographic Arts is complementary for workshop participants

TICKETS

General Registration Online: $45

Door Tickets (if available): $50

Photo by Torrey Neel

NOTES

-FREE PARKING is available in lots in Balboa Park with only a short walk to the event
-We do not offer REFUNDS but your registration can be TRANSFERRED to a person of your choice.

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Escondido Creek - Elfin Forest to Olivenhain Overlook
Jan
19
9:00 AM09:00

Escondido Creek - Elfin Forest to Olivenhain Overlook

DIFFICULTY: Moderate to Hard (Steep Terrain) 4 miles
PLANT KNOWLEDGE: Beginner to Expert. Professionals always welcome!
ACCESS: Free to All, No charge. Donations to the Escondido Creek Conservancy provide valuable support for local native lands.
[RAIN CANCELS THIS EVENT]

This pocket of San Diego County is known locally for it's extraordinary beauty and history. If the Difficulty didn't already scare you off, the dangers are wildfire, rattlesnakes, falls, the vapors, mountain lions, and definitely poison oak. Only a few of those issues should be any concern this time, since we'll be headed up the trail in the San Diego winter (or summer-lite depending on where you are from). The area has a unique history, from the once thriving Harmony Grove spiritual center not far east to the Olivenhain Dam [built 20 years ago] and the ever expanding footprint of San Marcos and Escondido.

I picked this location because late January is the blooming period for Mission Manzanita (Xylococcus bicolor), White coast ceanothus (Ceanothus veroccosus), Southern mtn misery (Chamaebatia australis) [Keir found one in 2013], and White currant (Ribes indecorum). Comarostaphylis diversifolia is also found along the way if we take a very quick detour off the main trail onto the loop trail. Encinitas baccharis (Baccharis vanessae) has been sighted near the top so we'll look for it if there is enough time.

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Seed Banking for the Future: Conserving San Diego’s Native Plants
Jan
15
6:30 PM18:30

Seed Banking for the Future: Conserving San Diego’s Native Plants

  • Balboa Park-Casa del Prado, Room 101 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

with Stacy Anderson and Joe Davitt, San Diego Zoo Global Native Plant Seed Bank

San Diego Zoo Global’s Native Plant Seed Bank has been making seed collections for restoration and conservation purposes since the early 2000’s. The seed bank houses over 750 seed collections from plant populations located throughout the county and beyond. In recent years the program has become an integral part of the California Plant Rescue project (CaPR). Focusing on rare and imperiled plant populations, our seed banking efforts have resulted in over 115 seed collections in the past 4 years, from San Diego’s most endangered plant populations. We’ll discuss our process from collecting, drying, and freezing, to germination testing and propagation research, as well as many of the fascinating species we’ve been working with recently.

Stacy Anderson began collecting seeds for the Native Plant Seed Bank in 2004 as part of a collaboration with the Millennium Seed Bank at the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens in London. Joe Davitt began in early 2015 as the program became making CaPR rare plant seed collections. Both Stacy and Joe were raised in rural sections of San Diego County and native plants and animals hold a special place in their hearts. “We are so happy to be working to conserve the native plants of this important and unique region for future generations, and we’re excited to share our work with you!”

sanderson@sandiegozoo.org

jdavitt@sandiegozoo.org

Joe’s blog page - institute.sandiegozoo.org/science-blog/by-author/6187

California Plant Rescuecaplantrescue.org

6:30pm-7:00pm: NATIVES FOR NOVICES

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“San Diego Natives for San Diegans: How the CNPS-SD Seed and Bulb Committee Can Help You Plant Local”

with Cindy Hazuka, Seeds and Bulbs Coordinator, CNPS-San Diego

The CNPS-San Diego Seed and Bulb Committee acquires, packages, and sells California native seeds primarily from the San Diego area. Hundreds of volunteer hours go into maintaining our inventory of over 100 species which are available to the public for purchase. This talk will cover the steps we take to acquire and prepare our seeds, as the well as how to cross reference the current inventory list with plants that are known to grow close to your home using the “What Grows Here?” tool in Calflora.org.

Cindy Hazuka has been the Coordinator of the CNPS-SD Seed and Bulb Committee since 2016. She has been a member of CNPS since the early 1990s and been involved in many native plant garden and propagation efforts. She holds a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Physiology from Stanford University.

Seed and Bulb Committee webpagecnpssd.org/seeds-and-bulbs
Current list of seeds for sale on Calscapegoo.gl/6Nk3xr and on Calflora: calflora.org//app/ipl?list_id=px419

7:00pm-7:30pm: A time for discussion, camaraderie, visiting, and enjoying the sales table.
7:30pm: FEATURED PRESENTATION

There is no fee to attend these presentations.


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Mission Trails - Fortuna Peak Resolutions Hike
Jan
13
7:00 AM07:00

Mission Trails - Fortuna Peak Resolutions Hike

DIFFICULTY: HARD 7 miles
PLANT KNOWLEDGE: Beginner to Novice, Professionals always welcome!
ACCESS: Open to all, no charge
[RAIN CANCELS THIS EVENT!]

2019 is promising to be one heck of a roller coaster ride and the best way to start that off is to begin hard and fast so the rest of the year doesn't look so bad. For anyone looking to check off one of the Fortuna peaks on the Mission Trails 5 peak challenge, this may be the hike for you. (The hike will probably not last seven hours, but I've provided plenty of buffer in case our pacing slows significantly)

This hike aims to do three things: 1) Help identify and classify native and non-native vegetation communities and their relative sensitivity to urban encroachment, 2) Point out a few of the rare plants found in and around San Diego, even though many will not be in bloom, and 3) Get your new years resolution checked off so that you can get over regretting having made it in the first place. This is a hike with a high difficultly due to the elevation gain and distance we are planning to cover. It is not going be like our normal trips where we stop to identify each native plant that catches our eyes, but I will (try to) answer any questions about those species that interest you along the way.

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Garden Committee Meeting
Jan
9
6:30 PM18:30

Garden Committee Meeting

The Gardening Committee of the San Diego chapter of the California Native Plant Society holds meetings on the second Wednesday of each month. Meetings address a lively array of gardening opportunities, projects, and special events. The location rotates each month amongst private homes and public spaces. They are usually preceded by a potluck dinner.

For location details please email: gardening@cnpssd.org

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Conservation Committee Meeting
Jan
8
5:30 PM17:30

Conservation Committee Meeting

We meet the first Tuesday of every month, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Email conservation@cnpssd.org for details.

If you are interested in this kind of work, you are very, very welcome, as we always need more volunteers. We are happy to train you too, and we have developed training materials. If you know of a project that needs our involvement, we also welcome you. Our goal is to protect California's native plants, and where they are threatened, whether it is by development or climate change, we speak up and advocate for them. 

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Fern Diversity in San Diego County
Dec
18
6:30 PM18:30

Fern Diversity in San Diego County

with Dr. Jon Rebman, Curator of Botany at the San Diego Natural History Museum

With approximately 50 different fern and fern ally taxa documented to occur in San Diego County, this group is well represented locally, but not well known. Come join Dr. Jon Rebman as he presents this fern diversity and goes into depth on many of the taxa that grow in our region. He will also be showing various ferns that might possibly occur in our County, but have not yet been discovered here.

Jon P. Rebman, Ph.D. has been the Mary and Dallas Clark Endowed Chair/Curator of Botany at the San Diego Natural History Museum (SDNHM) since 1996. Dr. Rebman is a plant taxonomist and conducts extensive floristic research on the Baja California peninsula and in San Diego and Imperial Counties of California. He leads various field classes and botanical expeditions each year and is actively naming new plant species from the region. His primary research interests have centered on the systematics of the Cactus family in Baja California, especially the genera Cylindropuntia (chollas) and Opuntia (prickly-pears). However, Dr. Rebman also does a lot of general floristic research and he has co-published the new Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Baja California, Mexico and the most recent edition of the Checklist of the Vascular Plants of San Diego County.

He has over 25 years of field experience with surveying and documenting plants including rare and endangered species. As a field botanist, he is a very active collector of scientific specimens with his personal collections numbering over 35,000. He is the director of the San Diego County Plant Atlas project (www.sdplantatlas.org) and identifies/verifies all of the new specimens (currently over 69,000) coming into the herbarium through this scientific endeavor. As the curator of the SD Herbarium at the SDNHM, he is in charge of this dried plant specimen collection that contains over 270,000 specimens dating back to the 1870s. Rebman published the newest edition of the Baja California Plant Field Guide with co-author Norman Roberts in 2012, and is working on a new bilingual, plant field guide for the Cape region of Baja California Sur. 

Email: jrebman@sdnhm.org

San Diego County Plant Atlas website: sdplantatlas.org / Baja Flora website: bajaflora.org


We will host our annual holiday potluck at the December meeting. Bring a dish to share.


6:30pm-7pm: There will be no NATIVES FOR NOVICES presentation this evening. Share and enjoy the potluck beginning at 6:30.

7:00pm-7:30pm: A time for discussion, camaraderie, visiting, and enjoying the sales table.

7:30pm: FEATURED PRESENTATION

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Garden Committee Meeting
Dec
12
6:30 PM18:30

Garden Committee Meeting

The Gardening Committee of the San Diego chapter of the California Native Plant Society holds meetings on the second Wednesday of each month. Meetings address a lively array of gardening opportunities, projects, and special events. The location rotates each month amongst private homes and public spaces. They are usually preceded by a potluck dinner.

For location details please email: gardening@cnpssd.org

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Moosa Creek Nursery Tour 2018
Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

Moosa Creek Nursery Tour 2018

This year, we've got another late fall / early winter tour of Moosa Creek Nursery in Valley Center, where all the magic happens for many of the native plants you can find at many retail nurseries (Walter Andersen, Mission Hills nursery, City Farmers, more) from San Diego to LA. Last year, Owners Su & Hank Kraus showed our group extraordinary access to the grounds-from the seed shed to the greenhouses, potting/cloning areas, soil/mulch mix, and main nursery grounds. Locations and methods to be seen will be up to the tour guide.

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Board Meeting
Dec
5
6:30 PM18:30

Board Meeting

CNPS-SD Executive Board meetings are always the first Wednesday of the month, except when the 1st Wednesday falls on a holiday. Meetings are held at 4010 Morena Blvd, Suite 100, San Diego. Members are welcome to attend as observers. To add an issue to the agenda, please email president@cnpssd.org

Agenda, December 5, 2018

 

 

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Native Plant Conservation at the Mojave Desert Land Trust
Nov
20
6:30 PM18:30

Native Plant Conservation at the Mojave Desert Land Trust

  • Balboa Park-Casa del Prado, Room 101 (map)
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Speaker, Madena Asbell, Director of Plant Conservation Programs at the Mojave Desert Land Trust in Joshua Tree, CA.

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The Mojave Desert Land Trust was founded in 2006 by a group of local environmentalists. In 2015 the organization moved into an old nursery facility and began restoring it to working order. Over the past 2½years, MDLT has established a native plant restoration nursery, a conservation seed bank, and an herbarium to dedicated to the documentation, preservation and restoration of native plants on its properties. In this presentation, Madena Asbell will discuss MDLT’s mission and plant conservation programs. 



Madena Asbell is Director of Plant Conservation Programs at the Mojave Desert Land Trust in Joshua Tree, CA. She has a background in art and horticulture and has over 15 years of experience working with CA native plants. Prior to joining MDLT, she was director of horticulture at the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants in Sun Valley, CA. 

6:30pm-7:00pm: NATIVES FOR NOVICES

Back Country Land Trust: Protecting Open Space Lands and Restoring Habitat Conditions

with Jon Green, Program & Outreach Director for the Back Country Land Trust

This presentation will introduce our audience to what a Land Trust is, and will discuss the important work that these community-based organizations are doing in San Diego County and around the country to protect open-space lands, restore habitat conditions, and protect public recreation opportunities. The Back Country Land Trust (BCLT) is one of our local, homegrown land trusts here in eastern San Diego County. Based in the semi-rural community of Alpine, this local conservation group has helped to protect over 6,000 acres of critical habitat in eastern San Diego County since 1990. BCLT currently manages 4,000 acres of open-space land from Alpine and Peutz Valley to La Posta and Potrero. Their conservation lands are open to the public for passive recreation opportunities, such as hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. BCLT also endeavors to protect the working landscapes in the East County for their cultural heritage and history of farming and ranching, by working with local communities and tribal groups to identify key historic properties and places of ancient cultural significance to the Kumeyaay people, local settlers, and current residents of the Back Country.

Jon Green is the Program & Outreach Director for the Back Country Land Trust.  Jon has been working on conservation land management and habitat restoration in the East County for the last 7 years. His work with BCLT and other local partner groups in San Diego has increased the visibility of privately owned conservation lands and the need for community-based stewardship in the Back Country. By encouraging residents to take charge of their own community’s future by actively working against inappropriate development and preserving land through a public-private partnership model, Jon’s work with BCLT has built a strong coalition of local residents, partner groups, and wildlife agencies to protect and restore our natural lands and native plants and wildlife. http://backcountrylandtrust.org

7:00pm-7:30pm: A time for discussion, camaraderie, visiting, and enjoying the sales table.
7:30pm: FEATURED PRESENTATION

There is no fee to attend these presentations.

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Garden Committee Meeting
Nov
14
6:30 PM18:30

Garden Committee Meeting

The Gardening Committee of the San Diego chapter of the California Native Plant Society holds meetings on the second Wednesday of each month. Meetings address a lively array of gardening opportunities, projects, and special events. The location rotates each month amongst private homes and public spaces. They are usually preceded by a potluck dinner.

For location details please email: gardening@cnpssd.org

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Tenaja Trailhead - Fall for Bryophytes &amp; Lichens
Nov
11
10:00 AM10:00

Tenaja Trailhead - Fall for Bryophytes & Lichens

DIFFICULTY: Moderate (2 to 5 miles, some bouldering)
PLANT KNOWLEDGE: Novice to Professional

Before I get into the main description, this trip includes driving on Truck Trail dirt roads. Cars can make this trip ok, but bear in mind that mud, rocks, rockslide, and branches are expected hazards on the Truck Trail.

The Santa Ana Mountains will be a new place to pin on our growing list of locations trekked, this one at Tenaja Falls, a Riverside County favorite location to dip in the summer. In the winter, there will (hopefully) be a wide array of lichens, mosses, liverworts, and of course plenty of native vascular plants (ferns included!). Some rare species I hope to encounter are Western spleenwort (Asplenium vespertinum), Rainbow manzanita (Arctostaphylos rainbowiensis), and Fish's milkwort (Polygala cornuta var fishiae). Hopefully the forecast holds and we can get a good early season soaking (maybe not on the plant sale day, but after).

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Board Meeting
Nov
7
6:30 PM18:30

Board Meeting

CNPS-SD Executive Board meetings are always the first Wednesday of the month, except when the 1st Wednesday falls on a holiday. Meetings are held at 4010 Morena Blvd, Suite 100, San Diego. Members are welcome to attend as observers. To add an issue to the agenda, please email president@cnpssd.org

Agenda, November 7, 2018

 

 

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Rose Canyon From University Village Park
Nov
3
8:00 AM08:00

Rose Canyon From University Village Park

In early November, we'll be headed down a little known goat path into the least traveled portion of Rose Canyon, near the 805. There are many environments and habitats down there seldom walked by hikers or bikers. From urban chaparral canyons to coastal sage scrub bluffs and down into the many stepped riparian environments of Rose Creek, we'll aim for a loop down the canyon and back, stopping on what flora and fauna catch our eyes.

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Mt Laguna in the Fall
Oct
21
9:00 AM09:00

Mt Laguna in the Fall

DIFFICULTY: Easy to Moderate 1-3 miles, min. 2 locations w/ driving
PLANT KNOWLEDGE: Any; Experts welcome!

This fall, we're heading up to Mt. Laguna to check out the fall color in the deciduous oaks and other trees and look for late blooming rare species with an emphasis on finding the Laguna Mountain Aster (Dieteria asteriodes var lagunensis), Cliff goldenbush (Ericameria cuneata ssp macrochepala), and the disjunct population of Indian Valley bush mallow (Malacothamnus arboriginum).

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The New California Garden:  A Watershed Approach to Residential Landscapes
Oct
16
6:30 PM18:30

The New California Garden: A Watershed Approach to Residential Landscapes

  • Balboa Park-Casa del Prado, Room 101 (map)
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Speaker: Jodie Cook, Landscape Architect and Designer, ASLA

Watershed Gardens are the future of California home landscaping. Join NatureScape and MyAvantGarden.com creator Jodie Cook to learn how to create a wildlife-friendly, naturally low-water native garden with curb appeal using the watershed approach to landscaping. 

 Our gardens can do so much more than just look pretty – designing with the watershed means creating a garden that flourishes in the face of change. You will be introduced to basic rainwater capture theory and contouring soil for rain.

As a professional landscape designer, instructor and former public garden Director Jodie Cook immerses herself in plants, gardens and landscapes daily. She was certified in Landscape Architecture through the University of California, Berkeley and has trained at the New York Botanical Garden School of Horticulture and Design. Jodie is an EPA Watersense certified Watershed-Wise Landscape Professional, a Watershed-Wise Landscaping Qualified Trainer, a US Green Building Council ‘Sustainable Sites’ Certified Advanced Professional. She has taught Metropolitan Water District’s California Friendly Landscape Workshops.

She operates Jodie Cook Landscape Design, LLC and MyAvantGarden.com, a collaboration with Tree of Life Nursery offering turn-key front yard landscape conversions from turf to native gardens. www.jodiecookdesign.com, www.myavantgarden.com

6:30pm-7:00pm: NATIVES FOR NOVICES 

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Your Natives Love Rainwater: Learn How to Catch and Store Rainwater to Keep Your Native Garden Thriving

with Brook Sarson, Co-owner and CEO of CatchingH2O and H2OME

Brook is co-owner and CEO of CatchingH2O and H2OME. She started H2OME in 2008 with the mission to be a resource to the San Diego Community for water harvesting. She was determined to create change from the ground up by showing homeowners, educators, and policy makers how simple and effective rainwater harvesting and greywater recycling can be. Her continued mantra has been that individual contributions create tremendous impact toward a larger water conservation strategy. @sandiegosaveswater, www.h2o-me.com, www.catchingh2o.com, brook@h2o-me.com

7:00pm-7:30pm: A time for discussion, camaraderie, visiting, and enjoying the sales table.

7:30pm: FEATURED PRESENTATION

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Fall California Native Plant Sale
Oct
13
9:00 AM09:00

Fall California Native Plant Sale

Photo: Chris Hendrickson

Photo: Phillip Roullard

This event is held during the perfect planting season for those starting or supplementing a California native garden. There will be California native plants of just about every description from grasses to trees and shrubs, perennials to annuals, and even some succulents and ferns. 

California native plants are optimal for saving water; attracting native birds, bees and butterflies; and preserving San Diego’s natural heritage.

 

 

The sale will be held in the Balboa Park’s Theater Courtyard between the Casa Del Prado Theater and Casa Del Prado and across from the West entrance of the San Diego Natural History Museum. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.

Here are some more lists of plants available at the upcoming plant sale to aid you in selection.

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“What Do I Do Now – Now that I Have Purchased All of These Plants?” Speaker: CNPS-SD Garden Committee expert, Lee Gordon

Casa del Prado, Room 104 at 1:00 and 2:00pm, Saturday, Oct 13


Photo: Chris Hendrickson

·            250+ different species of California native plants

·            100+ different species of California native seeds and bulbs

·            Books and merchandise for sale

·            Members receive discount of 10% on all plants purchased

·            An Ask Me table of experts to answer your questions

And this year there are two free afternoon workshop sessions: “What Do I Do Now – Now that I Have Purchased All of These Plants?” given by Garden Committee expert Lee Gordon.

Photo: Chris Hendrickson

Photo: Chris Hendrickson

For questions, please email: plantsale@cnpssd.org

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Garden Committee Meeting
Oct
10
6:30 PM18:30

Garden Committee Meeting

The Gardening Committee of the San Diego chapter of the California Native Plant Society holds meetings on the second Wednesday of each month. Meetings address a lively array of gardening opportunities, projects, and special events. The location rotates each month amongst private homes and public spaces. They are usually preceded by a potluck dinner.

For location details please email: gardening@cnpssd.org

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Seed Sorting Party
Sep
23
9:00 AM09:00

Seed Sorting Party

We will hold this one last session to sort and label seed to sell at the October Fall Plant Sale. No experience necessary.  Come join the fun and meet fellow CNPS members while aliquoting, labeling and cleaning seeds.  If you have seeds to donate, please email me at seedsandbulbs@cnpssd.org and bring them with you or arrange to drop them off ahead of time. 

 

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FIELD TRIP: Otay River Valley from Finney Overlook
Sep
22
8:00 AM08:00

FIELD TRIP: Otay River Valley from Finney Overlook

TRAIL Difficulty: EASY +/- 2 miles
PLANT KNOWLEDGE: Beginner to Intermediate

For late summer this year we'll be headed back to school on a Saturday. Finney Overlook is a very discrete, often... overlooked, trailhead into the Otay River Valley in South Chula Vista / North Otay Mesa where we'll be checking out riparian species and coastal sage scrub, with a small peek into some maritime succulent scrub. When I was last here, there was an interesting array of natives from rare species like Palmers grapplinghook (Harpogonella palmeri), San Diego sagewort (Artemisia palmeri), (Cal. boxthorn) Lycium californicum, and some very out of place Sea dahlia (Leptosyne maritima), to the not so rare Willows (Salix sps), Goldenbush (Isocoma menziesii), buckwheats (Eriogonum sps), Beavertails (Oputnia sps), and others.

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Landscape-Quality California Native Plants
Sep
18
6:30 PM18:30

Landscape-Quality California Native Plants

  • Balboa Park-Casa del Prado, Room 101 (map)
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Speaker: Patrick Montgomery, Sales Manager, RECON Native Plants

 

Patrick will speak about using California native plants to connect urban and designed landscapes with our California wild lands.

Patrick Montgomery is the Sales Manager for RECON Native Plants and has a B.A. in Landscape Architecture.

He can be contacted at patrick@reconnativeplants.com

 

 

 

 

6:30pm-7:00pm: NATIVES FOR NOVICES 

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"Creating a Native Plant Display Garden at the San Diego County Fair"

with Elizabeth Hazard



7:00pm-7:30pm: A time for discussion, camaraderie, visiting, and enjoying the sales table.

7:30pm: FEATURED PRESENTATION

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Garden Committee Meeting
Sep
12
6:30 PM18:30

Garden Committee Meeting

The Gardening Committee of the San Diego chapter of the California Native Plant Society holds meetings on the second Wednesday of each month. Meetings address a lively array of gardening opportunities, projects, and special events. The location rotates each month amongst private homes and public spaces. They are usually preceded by a potluck dinner.

For location details please email: gardening@cnpssd.org

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WORKSHOP-Create a California Native Garden: Ready-Set-Go!
Sep
8
9:00 AM09:00

WORKSHOP-Create a California Native Garden: Ready-Set-Go!

  • Sumner Auditorium at UCSD-Scripps (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Photo by James Brugger

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! 

We invite you to join the California Native Plant Society-San Diego Chapter for a special day of speaker presentations from experts in the field of California native gardening. Our Garden Tour this past April presented numerous examples of long-established California native gardens and other gardens that were in-the-making. Now we follow that up with a thorough introduction to the process of putting together a California native garden. Whether you have been inspired to plant your first native garden or already have an established garden, this workshop will offer solid insight into getting it right. We have scheduled this workshop just in advance of the best season of the year to plant a California native garden.

Photo by Jon Nachison

LEARN HOW TO

  • Design a California Native Plant Garden: Scoping your site for exposures, landscaping considerations, soils and drainage, and choosing an aesthetic.
  • Plant Selection: Finding the specific native plants that will thrive in your climate and particular garden environment. Using online tools to help you select.
  • Planting, Watering, and Mulching: An expert panel will explain the techniques and answer your questions.
  • Maintenance and Evaluation: Pruning, weed and pest control, shaping your aesthetic, and how to evaluate what is going right or wrong with your garden.

Photo by Judie Lincer

DETAILS

There will be five sessions in all, including a keynote address from Mike Evans, founder of Tree of Life Nursery. The 4th session of the day will be a moderated panel of experts answering numerous participant questions. The final session will be a co-presentation by two experts in the field.

  • Muffins, coffee, snacks, & university-catered boxed lunches are included with your ticket.
  • Select seeds and books will be available for purchase at the workshop as well as other educational materials for you to take home and enhance the day's knowledge.
  • Native plants available for purchase from Moosa Creek Nursery and Tree of Life Nursery from 8:00am-1:00pm. Representatives from the nurseries can help you select and we can hold your purchased plants for pickup at the end of the workshop.
  • Stroll the coastal native plantings during lunch on the UCSD-Scripps Seaside Forum campus 

TICKETS

General Registration $55

PARKING & CHECK-IN INFO FOR ATTENDEES

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NOTES

-If you require a VEGAN OR GLUTEN-FREE LUNCH please email us at workshop@cnpssd.org after purchasing ticket.
-We do not offer REFUNDS but your registration can be TRANSFERRED to a person of your choice.
-STREET PARKING is available as well as PARKING PASSES issued at designated lots on morning of event.


SCHEDULE

8:00-9:00am Registration, Coffee and Muffins, Plant Sale

9:00am KEYNOTE ADDRESS: A WALK THROUGH YOUR NATURAL GARDEN
Mike Evans (President, Tree of Life Nursery)

10:00am NATIVE GARDEN DESIGN NUTS 'N BOLTS
Clayton Tschudy (Owner of CJT Ecologics and Former Director of Horticulture & Exhibits at Water Conservation Garden)

11:00am NATIVE PLANT SELECTION FOR YOUR GARDEN-THE NATURE RESTORATION APPROACH
Dennis Mudd (Founder of Calscape.com and Winner of San Diego Home and Garden’s Garden of the Year Award in 2012)

12:00pm Lunch (boxed lunch included), Plant Sale continues until 1pm

1:00pm INSTALLATION: THE FUNDAMENTALS OF PLANTING, WATERING, AND MULCHING

A panel of experts moderated by Clayton Tschudy:

-Mike Gonzales (Founding Member, San Diego Pollinator Alliance and Former Chairperson, CNPS-San Diego Garden Committee)
-Lee Gordon (CNPS-San Diego Writer and Committee Champion of Gardening and Propagation best practices)
-Diane Kennedy (Founder, Finch Frolic Demonstration Garden in Fallbrook)
-Don Rideout (Co-Founder and Past President, Anza-Borrego Desert Botany Society and Plant Selection Editor for Calscape.org)                                                             

2:15pm YOUR NATIVE GARDEN: CARE AND MAINTENANCE
A presentation by the co-authors of "The California Native Landscape: The Homeowners’ Design Guide to Restoring its Beauty and Balance" and "The Drought-Defying California Garden"

-Lucy Warren (Author, Master Gardener, and Former Editor of California Garden magazine)
-Greg Rubin (President and Founder of California’s Own Native Landscape Design, Inc., Author, and a Licensed Landscape Contractor)

Photo by Veronica Bowers

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Board Meeting
Sep
5
6:30 PM18:30

Board Meeting

CNPS-SD Executive Board meetings are always the first Wednesday of the month, except when the 1st Wednesday falls on a holiday. Meetings are held at 4010 Morena Blvd, Suite 100, San Diego. Members are welcome to attend as observers. To add an issue to the agenda, please email president@cnpssd.org

 Agenda: September 5, 2018

 

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