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September 2019

September 28 - November 4
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93105 United States
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Santa Barbara Botanic Garden meadow. Credit Kristen Hehnke.

With thousands of plants from the many habitats of California, the Garden’s annual sales dwarf all other native plant events on the Central Coast. Considering replacing your lawn or some of your water-loving planting beds? Most California natives are drought resistant. Speak with our knowledgable staff about what plants are best for your garden or come to some of our weekend workshops. You can also visit our Natives in Your Garden page for an abundance of information that will help you prepare and…

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October 2019

Landscape Expo

October 23 - October 24
Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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The Landscape Expo is a regional trade show and educational conference for landscape professionals from all facets of the industry. Featuring hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of attendees every fall for the past 60 years, the Landscape Expo is the premier event for landscape professionals in the western United States. CNPS South Coast Chapter will be exhibiting and Kristen Wernick hold a native plant seminar.

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Theodore Payne Foundation Plant Sale

October 24 - October 26
Theodore Payne Foundation, 10459 Tuxford Street
Sun Valley, CA 91352 United States
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Just in time for fall planting, Theodore Payne Foundation offers its widest assortment of the year, including native plants, bulbs, and seeds — all at discounted prices! Thurs, Fri & Sat, Oct 24, 25 & 26, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Members: 15% off plants, seed, bulbs, and TPF gear Non-members: 10% off plants, seed, bulbs and TPF gear Join at the door to support Theodore Payne Foundation and get a great deal! TPF members at and above the Contributor…

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2019 Baja Conservation Field Trip

October 24 - October 28
Baja, CA CA United States + Google Map

Invasive plants are spreading across the U.S. Southwest and Baja. Are you interested in learning more about conservation efforts in rural Baja? Are you curious about how you can get involved? Now's your chance! The CNPS Mission is “To conserve California native plants and their natural habitats…” and you can contribute to their goals on this field trip. The tamarisk, an aggressively invasive tree that threatens to take over significant desert and riparian habitats in the California Floristic Province and…

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Fieldtrip: East Weaver Creek, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Weaverville

October 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Redding’s Placer Street Holiday Market, 3315 Placer St
Redding, CA 96001 United States
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We will enjoy fall color on this 4-mile roundtrip walk along East Weaver Creek. Dogwood, big-leaf maple, and California hazelnut will provide some of the color. We should also see various fruits of the season in this Douglas-fir–ponderosa pine– incense-cedar forest. Dogs welcome on this walk! Bring water and a snack; we’ll finish before lunch. Meet at Redding’s Placer Street Holiday Market parking lot near CVS at 8 am for carpooling, or at Holiday Market in Weaverville at 9 am.…

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Fountain Thistle Work Party (San Mateo)

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Lessingia Court, Lessingia Court
San Mateo, CA United States
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Join Don Thomas for the return to our ongoing restoration work at this site, at the intersection of I-280 and Hwy. 92. Our work at this site is a restoration success story. Once almost completely displaced by jubata grass (Andean pampas grass), the federally endangered fountain thistle (Cirsium fontinale var. fontinale) has largely recovered, as a result of the work done by CNPS volunteers. Fountain thistle grows in an unusual specialized habitat, serpentine seeps, and is only found here and…

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Making a Native Wreath for Fall a talk by Deva Luna

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
 Sunnyvale Public Library, 665 W. Olive Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94086 United States
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By selecting a variety of native foliage and berries from your garden, you can create a beautiful fall wreath and recycle materials that you have on hand. Come watch while the speaker discusses what types of native plants to use, shows how to secure your greenery to a frame, and then demonstrates how to tie a big beautiful bow before hanging it up.

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Field Trip Del Monte Forest Hike of Carmel to Poppy Hills

October 31
Del Monte Forest Trail, Carmel Way
Pebble Beach, CA 93953 United States
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This nicely shaded lollypop loop begins in Carmel and leads into the quiet Monterey pine forest of Pebble Beach. Lunch gives us the option of purchasing a Poppy Hills sandwich, yum! ±6 miles, ±750 feet ascent with flora & fauna stops. Arrive early; we depart on time. Led by Lynn Bomberger Register here: https://www.meetup.com/The-Monterey-Bay-Area-Hiking-Group/

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November 2019

Annual Foothills Festival

November 1
River Ridge Ranch, 37675 Balch Park Rd.
Springville, CA United States
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Come and gather with community for the Annual Foothills Festival at River Ridge Ranch in Springville. Families can enjoy: Live Music Wine and Beer Art Native Plant Sale Walking Tours Walk a Labyrinth Crafts & Activities  

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San Gabriel Mountains Plant Sale

November 2 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Eaton Canyon Nature Center, 1750 N Altadena Dr
Pasadena, CA 91107 United States
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A good variety of reasonably priced California native plants and wildflower seeds appropriate for gardens in the Los Angeles basin will be available, including plants for attracting birds and butterflies to your home garden. Knowledgeable chapter members will be on hand to answer questions.

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