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
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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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 Susan Gottlieb 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 bird, insect, 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 OPENING ADDRESS: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN INSECTS AND CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANTS
Bob Allen (Adjunct Professor of Biology, Santiago Canyon College & Orange Coast College and Research Associate in Entomology, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Co-author of “Wildflowers of Orange County and the Santa Ana Mountains”)

10:00-11:40 am BRINGING SAN DIEGO HABITATS HOME TO THE GARDEN
Clayton Tschudy (Owner of Tschudy Ecological Designs and Former Director of Horticulture & Exhibits at 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: Picnic in the Park or dine at your choice of six Park restaurants and cafes

1:00-2:05 pm USING PERMACULTURE TO INTEGRATE CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANTS INTO YOUR HABITAT GARDEN
Diane Kennedy (Founder, Finch Frolic Garden Permaculture) & Miranda Kennedy (Native Plant and Wildlife Expert and 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 WILDLIFE OF THE SUSAN GOTTLIEB NATIVE GARDEN
Scott Logan (Naturalist and Author of the Upcoming Book The Gottlieb Native Garden: An Intimate Wildlife Journey”)

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, owner of Tschudy Ecological Designs, 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 Susan 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 gardens for viewing in the park near the workshop

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

TICKETS

Early Bird Registration through January 3 : $40

General Registration after January 3: $45

Door Tickets (if available): $50

Photo by Torrey Neel

NOTES

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

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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 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, 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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 & 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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 and is founder of the NatureScape Turf-to-Native-Garden program, a water agency turf removal initiative.

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)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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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

Click here

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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Conservation Committee Meeting
Sep
4
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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Tecolote Canyon in High Summer
Aug
11
8:00 AM08:00

Tecolote Canyon in High Summer

TRAIL Difficulty: EASY +/- 1 mile
PLANT KNOWLEDGE: Beginner to Intermediate

This high summer walk is an in depth look at a wide number of native and non-native species in one of our urban natural parks: Tecolote Canyon. This canyon has a long history of development and recreational use, and is home to many endangered species of birds and plants like the coastal barrel cactus (Ferocactus viridescens), White coast ceanothus (Ceanothus verrucosus), and Nuttall's scrub oak (Quercus dumosa). This area is near and dear to many in this group and San Diego CNPS because it is where we have been independently assisting in restoration, education, and volunteering for the City of San Diego parks for a few years now.

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Conservation Committee Meeting
Aug
7
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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Islas Revillagigedo, Remote Pacific Islands-a California Connection and Tropical Extremes
Jul
17
7:00 PM19:00

Islas Revillagigedo, Remote Pacific Islands-a California Connection and Tropical Extremes

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

Speaker: Tom Oberbauer, Chapter President CNPS-San Diego

The Revillagigedo Islands are a remote group of islands that consist of three islands and a large rock that range from 250 miles to 435 miles south and southwest of Cabo San Lucas. The largest is Socorro which ranges to over 3,300 feet in elevation and is 51 square miles in area. Clarion, the farthest out, is 7.6 square miles and San Benedicto, the closest one is 3.86 square miles. The rock is Roca Partida, a large sea stack far out in the ocean. They are semi-tropical but also have plants that are related to those in California and of course, southern Baja California. They all formed as the result of volcanic activity. San Benedicto violently erupted in 1952 and caused the extinction of an endemic form of rock wren. 

All the islands support endemic species of plants and birds, and Socorro and Clarion were subjected to extensive sheep grazing for approximately 100 years. The impact was extensive but the removal of the sheep by the Grupo de Ecología y Conservación de Islas and their partners including Island Conservation Ecology Group, has allowed the islands to make progress toward recovery.

In February 2017 an expedition was made to the Revillagigedo Islands, stopping at a series of other islands on the way: Acunsion, San Roque and Magdalena Islands along the Baja California coast. Tom will provide a visual description of these fascinating, remote and little visited islands. He will describe the vegetation and many of the endemic species that inhabit the islands as well as some of the birds that utilize the islands as breeding areas.

Tom Oberbauer is a third generation native San Diegan with a life-long passion for Baja California and, in particular, the nearby islands. Beginning while at San Diego State University, Tom worked for the County of San Diego for 35 years while indulging in visits to nearly all of the islands off the coast of Southern California and Baja California. His interests emphasize native and rare plants, but they also include all birds, mammals, and reptiles that inhabit the region.

Note: There will be no NATIVES FOR NOVICES this month

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

7:30pm: FEATURED PRESENTATION

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Old Town Native Plant Landscape Work Party
Jul
14
9:30 AM09:30

Old Town Native Plant Landscape Work Party

Have you ever been to the Old Town Native Plant Landscape? It is our CNPS Chapter's most enduring public native plant landscape. It is viewed by thousands of people every year. 

You can become a part of the Chapter's successful outreach by volunteering. Park for free in the State Park lot at the corner of Calhoun and Taylor Streets. Meet under the sycamores. Bring water & have sun protection. Also bring gloves and your favorite gardening tools, or use the Chapter's.

Questions? contact Kay or Peter at oldtownlandscape@cnpssd.org

 

 

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Garden Committee Meeting
Jul
11
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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Punta Colonet & San Quintin Bay, Baja California - MEXICO!
Jun
23
to Jun 25

Punta Colonet & San Quintin Bay, Baja California - MEXICO!

Very special destinations on a cross border camping adventure! CNPS San Diego, in coordination with the CNPS Baja California Chapter will be joining for an international field trip on the Colonet Mesa and about the Northern Baja California Coastal Peninsula. With Josue Campos of RECON and Sula Vanderplank as our guides, we'll be taking a look at the maritime succulent scrub, vernal pools, and salt marsh areas around San Quintin, South of Ensenada.

Read more and RSVP here...

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