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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)
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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 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: Bring lunch to picnic in the Park or dine at your choice of seven nearby 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 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 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

-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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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)
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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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California Native Gardening Demonstration Winter Workshop: See How It’s Done!
Feb
10
9:00 AM09:00

California Native Gardening Demonstration Winter Workshop: See How It’s Done!

Photo by Jeff Silva

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

Please email us at specialevents@cnpssd.org if you'd like to get first word and offers on all upcoming special events. 

You're invited! Please join us for a day of speaker presentations and hands-on sessions with field experts. This is a great opportunity for you to gain important knowledge about native gardening. The workshop is held in perfect timing for late winter/spring planting.

LEARN HOW TO

  • Propagate natives from seed & cuttings
  • Successfully plant, irrigate and maintain native gardens
  • Participate in a tour of the Garden's native plant preserve including explanations of San Diego's wildlife ecology, diverse plant populations, ethnobotanical uses of native plants such as food and medicinal uses, dyes, Kumeyaay dwellings, etc.
  • Learn about installing raptor nest boxes and other forms of gopher control for your garden

DETAILS

There will be 5 presentations, hands-on seminars, and demos in which attendees will be invited to participate. A couple of sessions will break into two smaller groups for easier hands-on participation and in the following session the groups switch place. Everybody gets to participate in all sessions! We will wind up the day with an expert panel. 

Throughout all sessions attendees will learn ways in which to plant and maintain natives, how to lessen inevitable damage from gophers and the far-reaching benefits of using native horticulture. These benefits include low-water use, low maintenance, and providing habitat for native wildlife including birds and other pollinators.

  • Breakfast, Snacks, Starbucks coffee & Lunch 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.
  • Stroll the grounds with free admission to the SD Botanic Garden after the workshop.

Photo by Stephen Rosenthal

SCHEDULE

8:15-8:45 am Registration and Breakfast

9-9:50 am Propagation Using Cuttings and Seeds
Su and Hank Kraus (Owners, Moosa Creek Nursery)

10-11:50am Hands-on Native Horticultural Plant Garden & Native Plant Preserve Tour
Lucy Warren and Greg Rubin (Co-authors of two books on California native gardening)
Tony Gurnoe (Horticultural Director, SD Botanic Garden)

11:50am Lunch

12:10pm Irrigation Explored
Mike Evans (Founder, Tree of Life Nursery)

1:00-2:30pm Barn Owl/Kestrel Box Demo & Gopher Trapping
Danny Sedivec (Founder & Executive Director, The Raptor Institute)
Tony Gurnoe (Horticultural Director, SD Botanic Garden)

2:45-3:30pm Experts panel answering participant questions

MORE DETAILS

  • This is a sustainable event. Please bring a refillable water bottle and coffee cup. We will have water available throughout the day
  • We encourage carpooling. Free parking is included. 
  • The event is held Rain or Shine-come dressed for the outdoors!    

REFUNDS
We don't offer refunds. However, your registration is transferable to another person.

Photo by Jeff Silva

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