October 13, 2015 – 7:30 - 9:00pm First United Methodist Church, Santa Monica California Register of Big Trees Presenter: Matt Ritter
November 10, 2015 – 7:30 - 9:30pm Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd. Encino Landscape Connectivity Presenter: Miguel Ordenana
Programs are free to the public. Refreshments will be served. For event details and directions, see our latest Newsletter.
California Native Plant Sale
OCTOBER 24 & 25, 10AM TO 3:00PM
Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino (west of Hayvenhurst)
MEMBER PRE-SALE AT 9:30am-10am Saturday only
ALL CNPS MEMBERS GET 10% OFF PLANTS & BOOKS*
With over 1000 plants of over 50 California native species, there is a plant that can fill your garden's needs — from hot and dry to moist and shady. Many native plants can survive quite well with natural rainfall once they get established. Sale items include seeds, irises, mints, sages, berries, hummingbird and butterfly plants, shrubs, perennials, and trees. Ten species of bulk wildflower seeds available for purchase. Also for sale are natural history and native gardening books, field guides, posters. Visit displays and exhibits by local environmental agencies and non-profits. Refreshments and lunch will be available for purchase.
During the sale, experienced CNPSers can assist you in selecting plants that are suitable for your garden! Proceeds from the plant sale help support the activities of the Los Angeles / Santa Monica Mountains Chapter of the California Native Plant Society.
Featuring FREE Native Plant Gardening Talks:
Saturday - Noon
Orchid Black – Native Sanctuary
Orchid will present a designer's array of native plants that serve as groundcovers for spaces large or small, on flat land or slopes. Orchid Black is the current Chair of the CNPS Chapter Council, President of the San Gabriel Chapter of CNPS and is the owner of Native Sanctuary (nativesanctuary.wordpress.com) a firm that provides native plant consulting, habitat creation and sustainable garden design services in the greater Los Angeles area.
Sunday - Noon
REVITALIZING YOUR YARD WITH NATIVE PLANTS:
WHY IT'S ESSENTIAL AND HOW TO DO IT
Lisa Novick – Theodore Payne Foundation
This program covers the ecological rationale for landscaping with native plants AND the nuts and bolts of actual implementation. First, water, energy and biodiversity issues are explored, followed by some basic types of native plants with photos of the birds, butterflies and other animals those plants support. Next Lisa will show the conversion of a yard from Bermuda grass to native plants and illustrate how to use the Theodore Payne Foundation website (www.theodorepayne.org) to figure out appropriate plant choices to support biodiversity. This lively and engaging presentation will not fail to inspire! Lisa Novick is Director of Outreach and K-12 Education at the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants.
*to receive member discount, CNPS members must show CNPS ID card.
SAT 10/17 8:30am La Sierra Preserve Restoration of a Hidden Gem
SAT 10/24 9am–4pm Temescal Canyon Park Temescal Canyon Pacific Palisades Native Plant Garden Restoration
Regular Weeding Opportunities
SUNDAYS 9am-noon Malibu State Beaches Beach restoration activities every Sunday at Malibu State Beaches. Come and enjoy a fabulous opportunity to get up close and personal with the pocket beaches. 9am to noon. Call 213-481-8552 for info on which beach. (Leave your number S-L-O-W-L-Y and distinctly.)" (This is Mike O’Brien’s ongoing war on invasives and coastal sage scrub restoration. Always included is a tour of the amazing diversity that you can find if you look.)