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Sage Against the Machine - A Night of California Native Plant Songs and Stories

  • Balboa Park-Casa del Prado, Room 101 1600 Village Place San Diego, CA, 92101 United States (map)

Guest: Sage Against the Machine (Evan Meyer, Antonio Sanchez, Nicole Calhoun)

An hour of native plant-themed music and stories about living and working with California native plants. From the punk rock-inspired ‘Kill Your Lawn!’ to the tragic love ballad ‘Your Love is Like a Manzanita’ and the toe-tapping ‘Rare Plant Blues’, native plant horticulturists and musicians Evan Meyer, Antonio Sanchez, and Nicole Calhoun promise to keep the night lively and fun. Their unique collection of original songs and stories explore native plant conservation and horticultural themes in a sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking, but always entertaining fashion. A unique native plant presentation not to be missed!

Sage Against the Machine started as a piano/guitar duo of native plant nerds who joined forces at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in 2013. Pianist and vocalist Evan Meyer has played music professionally in New England and is currently Assistant Director of the Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden at UCLA. Guitarist and vocalist Antonio Sanchez has been an amateur musician for over a decade, and is currently Assistant Nursery Manager at Growing Works Nursery in Camarillo. Cellist and bassist Nicole Calhoun recently joined the band and is the owner of Artemisia Nursery in Los Angeles.

6:30-7:00pm: First Presentation:

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More Than Meets the Eye - Exploring California Native Plants with All Our Senses

with Nicole Calhoun, Gardener, Naturalist, and Owner of Artemisia Nursery

Join Nicole Calhoun of Artemisia Nursery for an exploration into the extravisual qualities of California's native plants.

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


There is no fee to attend these presentations.

Earlier Event: August 14
Garden Committee Meeting