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April 2019

Native Plant Week with San Gabriel Mountains Chapter

April 13 - April 21
Eaton Canyon Nature Center, 1750 N Altadena Dr
Pasadena, CA 91107 United States
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Saturday, April 13, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Native Plant Week Symposium, Wildflower Show, Plant and Book Sale at Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 W Magnolia Blvd, Encino, CA 91436, offered by the LA/Santa Monica Mountains chapter of CNPS and the Theodore Payne Foundation. The Symposium will feature the following speakers: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., Tim Becker: “How Native Can the Garden Get? Embracing Localism in the Landscape” 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m., David Newsom: “Wild Yards Project: The New Wilderness…

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May 2019

CNPS Garden Ambassadors | Redlands Conservancy, Day 1 Presentation

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gateway Ranch and Outdoor Education Center, 31313 Live Oak Canyon Rd.
Redlands, CA 92373 United States
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CNPS Garden Ambassador Linda Richards and Outreach Education Coordinator with Redlands Conservancy, Kathy Havert, will be giving a presentation, "Why Native Landscaping."  This is day one of a two day event.

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Firewise Landscaping: Can Native Plants Help Save Our Homes From Fire?

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway City
Sausalito, CA 94965 United States
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Photo courtesy of Audubon Canyon Ranch.

Presentation and talk by Greg Rubin, President, California’s Own Native Landscape Design, Inc. Far from being "fire bombs," a landscape of California native plants may actually contribute to fire safety around your home—it's all in the approach. Greg will explore the factors that encourage fire resistance in native landscapes, including design, irrigation, and maintenance, and will share actual case histories from a number of major fire events. Although there is no guarantee that a native landscape will save a home…

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Restoring Plants, Soil and Water: Nature Wants to Help

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway City
Sausalito, CA 94965 United States
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Presentation and talk by Judith Schwartz, Environmental Journalist. Discussions of climate have largely been driven by physics and a focus on fossil fuels. But the constellation of phenomena that we call climate also reflects biology. The problem isn’t carbon per se, but that there’s too much carbon in the air rather than in the ground. Due to erosion and tillage, our soil has lost much of its carbon: 50–80% of the world’s cultivated soil has lofted its carbon into the…

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June 2019

Insect and Plant Life-Cycle Disruption from Climate Change and Other Factors

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Placer County Library, 350 Nevada St
Auburn, CA 95603 United States
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Butterflies on Deerweed Photo: Tony Tubbs

Art Shapiro, UC Davis Professor Emeritus and Matt Forister, Professor, University of Nevada, Reno. Socializing begins 6:30pm

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