Who we are
The California Native Plant Society is a diverse mix of scientists, gardeners, students, conservationists, and horticulture experts. Together, we’re each doing our part to save and celebrate California’s incredible native plant heritage.
Long Beach resident, Blanca Diaz, is changing her community’s connection to plants and the natural world. Through her organization Flora y Tierra and an inspiring Instagram presence, she’ invigorating a movement between Southern California indigenous cultures and the plants that make it home.
From the Blog
Eco-cultural restoration led by Native women invokes societal roles held since time immemorial while also offering a unique perspective of the environment, including land tending and care.
In order to restore native ecosystems that are resilient against climate chaos, many Indigenous practitioners continue to utilize Traditional Cultural Practices such as cultural burning.
Julia Cordero-Lamb of the Coastal Band of the Chumash Nation explains how Traditional Indigenous regenerative horticulture is the science of discerning what the plants tell us they need.