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Gardening for Monarch Butterflies, a talk by Shelkie Tao

July 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Monarch butterfly perched on woollypod milkweed (Asclepias eriocarpa); Image: Vivian Neou

Since the 1980s, the Western monarch butterfly population has declined by more than 90%. In this talk, we will take a look at the Western monarch butterfly, why its population has declined, and most importantly – how we can help them right now – by gardening using the right native plants.

Shelkie Tao is a landscape designer and founder of, an online landscape design business that excels in low-water and native garden designs. She is the Landscape Committee chair of Valley Water. Prior to Water Efficient Gardens, Shelkie worked for over 10 years in the high-tech industry in Silicon Valley. She received her Certificate of Achievement in Environmental Horticulture and Design from Foothill College and an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA.

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