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Native Horticultural Symposium: Gardening for Biodiversity in a Climate Crisis

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

$50 – $125

Register here. Early-bird pricing through 8/15

“Garden as if life depended on it.” — Doug Tallamy

The insect Armageddon, the collapse of the western Monarch butterfly, The Sixth Extinction—we are losing species at an alarming rate. Contributors to this crisis include invasive species, the ubiquitous European lawn, non-native landscapes and the loss of wild areas. Landscape professionals and home gardeners can act to turn this trend around. This one-day symposium shows you how to be part of the solution.


  • Douglas Tallamy, Professor of Entomology University of Delaware and author of Bringing Nature Home
  • Angela Laws, The Xerces Society, Monarch and Pollinator Ecologist
  • Liam O’Brien, Lepidopterist, The Green Hair Streak Project
  • Kimberly Chacon, Landscape Design, PhD student UC Davis, Bee Habitat Analysis and Design
  • Bart O’Brien, Director, Director of the Regional Parks Botanic Garden and the co-author of Reimagining the California Lawn


September 21
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
$50 – $125
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Foothill College
12345 El Monte Rd
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022 United States
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