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California Native Plant Society

Santa Clara Valley Chapter

Native Horticultural Symposium - 2019

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Gardening for Biodiversity in a Climate Crisis

Date and Time: September 21, 2019, 9am - 5pm.

"Garden as if life depended on it." -- Doug Tallamy

The symposium featured keynote speaker, Douglas Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home, and Bart O’Brien, Director of the Regional Parks Botanic Garden and the co-author of Reimagining the California Lawn.

2019 Symposium Flyer


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 showed you how to be part of the solution. 

Videos of the presentations at the 2019 symposium are linked below:

Venue: Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Rd, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

We have a new benefit this year: attendees will be able to preorder plants from the CNPS SCV Nursery for pickup at the Symposium.
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