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Design It Yourself Native Garden

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Deva Luna discussed designing your own native garden on August 21, 2017.  Handouts from the program are:

Design It Yourself Native Garden (PDF 9.6Mb)

Design Handout with Sample Design (PDF 427Kb)

Tending Your Native Garden Through The Years

presentation by Peigi Duvall at the Los Altos Library on November 2, 2016

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Rain Gardens for Native Plants

  A talk by Madeline Morrow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVW3O2eAo3o&feature=youtu.be

Easy-to-Grow and Drought Tolerant Native Plants

 

Easy-to-Grow and Drought-Tolerant Native Plants by Nancy McClenny. Presented on October 15, 2015, at the Los Altos Library.

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The Distribution and Ecology of Vernal Pools

Want to learn about the ecology of vernal pools, check out this great talk by Carol Witham 

The Distribution and Ecology of Vernal Pools

No Mow Native Lawns: How to Select, Install & Care for Them

Grassby Jodie Sheffield, a Seed Specialist in charge of Research and Development for Delta Bluegrass Company located in Stockton, California.

No Mow Native Lawns: How to Select, Install & Care for Them

The Monterey Pine Forest

The Monterey Pine Forest

The Monterey Pine Forest 

a talk by Nikki Nedeff

A State Of Change

State of Change

A State of Change

by Laura Cunningham,

How I Did It: Creating a Bee-Friendly Native Garden

Bee Garden

How I Did It: Creating a Bee-Friendly Native Garden

By Debbie Ballentine

Biodiversity, Native Plants and You

Biodiversity, Native Plants and You

Biodiversity, Native Plants and You

What a home gardener can do to conserve water, save money, and protect the environment

a talk by Arvind Kumar, California Native Plant Society

How I Did It: Creating a Native Parking Strip Garden

 

How I Did It: Creating a Native Parking Strip Garden

 

Conservation Conference Videos

Many talks from the 2015 Conservation Conference are available on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyHJjt9y0tE3g_hJPApwRH7IwfeJO90i4

 

 

Phytophthora species: life cycle, distribution, dispersal, impacts in California

Phytophthora species: life cycle, distribution, dispersal, impacts in California

Phytophthora species: life cycle, distribution, dispersal, impacts in California

by  Ted Swiecki Phytosphere Research

 

Phytophthora Effects on Native Habitat Restoration

Phytophthora Effects on Native Habitat Restoration  Phytophthora Effects on Native Habitat Restoration

Greg Lyman of City and County of San Francisco. San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, Water Enterprise, Natural Resources and Lands Management Division

Talks about experiences with a restoration that was infected with Phytophthora

Plant pathogen movement: Around the world on planting stock

Plant pathogen movement: Around the world on planting stockPlant pathogen movement: Around the world on planting stock

A study of Phytophthoras moving on nursery stock
by:Susan Frankel,
Plant Pathologist
USDA Forest Service,
Pacific Southwest Research Station
Albany, CA, USA

Exotic Phytophthora species in native plant nurseries, restoration plantings and wildlands

  Exotic Phytophthora species in native plant nurseries, restoration plantings and wildlands

Central CA Native Plant Nursery Network
Karen Suslow
Program Manager
National Ornamental Research Site at Dominican University

Best Management Practices to minimize the risk of Phytophthora introduction into nurseries

Best Management Practices to minimize the risk of Phytophthora introduction into nurseriesBest Management Practices to minimize the risk of Phytophthora introduction into nurseries

by:
Kathleen Kosta
California Department of Food and Agriculture

Phytophthora tentaculata: History, Host Range, and Status in California Nurseries

Phytophthora tentaculata: History, Host Range, and Status in California Nurseries

Responding to an Expanding Threat: Exotic Phytophthora Species in Native Plant Nurseries, Restoration Plantings, and Wildlands
December 2, 2014
Suzanne Rooney Latham

Case Study: Incorporating CDFA BMP’s at a restoration nursery

BMPsCase Study: Incorporating CDFA BMP’s at a restoration nursery

Thoughts about what can be done to reduce the risk of introducing pathogens into wild lands, from the experience of a nursery owner.

By Dianna Benner

Watershed Nursery

Guadalupe Island Regenerating

Guadalupe Island Regenerating by Bart O'Brian    Guadalupe Island Regenerating by Bart O'Brian  
  Volcanic Guadalupe Island, off the coast of Baja California, is the 
furthest outpost of the California floristic province. The focus of 
Bart’s talk will be on the island’s rare, unusual and endemic plants. 

 

Aesthetic Pruning:Pruning Native Plants

Aesthetic Pruning

 

Aesthetic Pruning by Jocelyn Cohen
Techniques for pruning plants in a native garden.

Biodiversity and the Native Plant Gardener

diversity

Biodiversity and the Native Plant Gardener

What makes California a world hotspot of biodiversity? Why should a home gardener care? Learn about the critical role native plants play in a healthy environment, how human pressures are driving them to the brink of extinction, and what you as a home gardener can do to save and celebrate them.

Arvind Kumar has been gardening with native plants for over 12 years and is a past president of our CNPS Chapter.

The Plant - Rock Connection

plantThe Plant - Rock Connection 

Have you ever gone on a field trip to see a rare plant, or even a common plant that you just want to see? Have you ever thought upon being taken to its site, why is this plant in this location, why not some other nearby location?

Attracting Birds

attracting birds

 

Attracting Birds

Starting a Native Plant Garden during a Drought

Starting a Native Plant Garden during a Drought

Starting a Native Plant Garden During a Drought

Have you ever lost a native plant for no apparent reason soon after planting? Starting a native garden during a drought can be even trickier than when there has been good rainfall. Come to this workshop to learn the right way to plant and care for native plants, even during a drought.

Kevin Bryant is a past president of our Chapter of CNPS and works as a native plant landscape consultant.

 

Native Buckwheats, Bonbons for Bees

Native Buckwheats, Bonbons for Bees    a talk by Pete VeilleuxNative Buckwheats, Bonbons for Bees

The buckwheat family is a beautiful group of California Native All-Star plants. Buckwheats are host plants and nectar plants for butterflies and moths, and are a bonanza for bees and other pollinators looking for summer food. As if the wildlife value isn’t enough, buckwheats are highly ornamental plants that are very useful and versatile in the garden.

The Lawn Is Dead, Now What?

Be inspired to create a beautiful, water-wise garden! See a variety of no-lawn landscaping styles and ideas. Get professional tips on removing that brown, weed-filled patch called a lawn, learn to choose climate-adapted native plants, and find out how you might still qualify for landscape rebates. A talk by Deva Luna on July 9, 2014.

The handout for the presentation: Alternatives To Lawns

The video for the presentation.

Graywater for California Native Gardens

A talk by Deva Luna.

The handout for the presentation: Graywater in Your Garden

Watershed Friendly Garden Designs

watershed Friendly DesignThis is a presentation to the Going Native Garden Tour. The links in the slideset will be usefull for folks trying to make the most of rain that falls in your garden

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California Ethnobotany: Historical Uses of Native Plants

Ethnobotany

California Ethnobotany: Historical Uses of Native Plants

Join us for a talk explaining the relationship of California native plants to indigenous peoples and how these plants can be used today. John Kipping will tell us how native plants can be used for food, medicine, and material sources, especially for basketry.

John Kipping is a naturalist with a keen interest in sharing his passion and knowledge of the biosphere with the community

Relevance of California Native Plants in a Water-Tight World

A talk by Sherri Osaka at the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show on March 20, 2014. Handouts for the presentation:

Ten Tips for Saving Gallons of Water in the Garden this Year

California Native Plants for Very Low and Low Water Landscapes -- 2014

Dam the Luck!

Dam the Luck!

Dam the Luck

How the Anderson Dam Seismic Retrofit Has Led to New Insights into the Ecology, Evolution and Conservation of the Coyote Ceanothus (Ceanothus ferrisiae)

Anderson Dam bisects the largest population of the federally endangered coyote ceanothus, a serpentine endemic chaparral shrub. In order to mitigate for impacts to coyote ceanothus from the dam retrofit, a new population must be created.

Janell Hillman is a botanist at the Santa Clara Valley Water District, where she has worked for 15 years.

Winning the War on Weeds

Winning the War on WeedsWinning the War on Weeds  a talk by Deva Luna

download the handout 

 

 

Manzanitas -- Quintessentially California

manzatitasManzanitas -- Quintessentially California

a talk by Pete Veilleux a master designer, nurseryman and photographer.

He can be reached through his web site, eastbaywilds.com

Planning a Rain Garden


Planning a Rain Garden 

by Allen Hackler

Bay Area Native Plants for the Garden

Bay Area Native Plants for the Garden

Bay Area Native Plants for the Garden

a talk by Kevin Bryant

Native Meadows

Native Meadows Native meadows, a talk by Alex Von Feldt 

Landscaping Around Oaks

Landscaping Around Oaks Landscaping Around Oaks

PDF handout

Edgewood Weed Warriors, 25 Years Young

weed WarriorsEdgewood, 25 Years Young, a history by Drew Shell

Creating Year-Round Interest in the Garden: Form, Foliage, Berries and Bark

Creating Year-Round Interest in the Garden:

Creating Year-Round Interest in the Garden: Form, Foliage, Berries and Bark,

a talk by Radhika Thekkath

YearRoundInterest-PlantList.pdf

 

Local Natives For Home Gardens

Local Natives For Home Gardens

Local Natives For Home Gardens

a talk by Arvind Kumar at the Fremont main library

 Local Natives Handout
localnativesforfremont.pdf (118.37 kB)

Native Plant Restoration Lessons for Your Garden,

Restoration at Don EdwardsNative Plant Restoration Lessons for Your Garden,

 a talk by David Thomson

Native Trees & Shrubs for the Garden,

Native Trees & Shrubs for the Garden, a talk by Chris ToddNative Trees & Shrubs for the Garden, a talk by Chris Todd

Native Plants for Bay Area Gardens

Native Plants for Bay Area Gardens   Native Plants for Bay Area Gardens  a talk by Stephanie Morris

Creating an Ecosystem in Your Garden

Creating an Ecosystem in Your GardenCreating an Ecosystem in Your Garden  a talk by James Howard

How to Draw Wildflowers

How to Draw WildflowersHow to Draw Wildflowers  a talk by John Muir Laws

How to Draw Wildflowers by John Muir Laws

The Evolutionary Ecology of Two Local Serpentine Endemics

e serpentine-endemicsEvolutionary Ecology of 
The Evolutionary Ecology of Three “Local” Serpentine Endemics A talk by Justen B. Whittall

Department of Biology
Santa Clara University

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