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Bring the Wild Home: Best Native Plants for Sonoma County Presentation including a Tour of New Nursery
Join us for a Sunday afternoon all about native plants, creating wildlife habitat in your yard and larger-scale restoration efforts in the watershed. Native plant and restoration experts from the Milo Baker Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) and the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation will give a presentation in Heron Hall followed by a tour of the native plant landscape and our newly expanded native plant nursery, a collaboration of CNPS and the Laguna Foundation. Learn how to create habitat in your own landscape and bring in birds and butterflies. Then learn how habitat in the wild is restored, what plants belong in this amazing wetland and riparian corridors of the Laguna, and how that is being accomplished by the Laguna Foundation and its partners. Hot drinks and light snacks will be provided.
Dr. Wendy Trowbridge is Laguna Foundation’s Director of Restoration and Conservation Science Programs. With a PhD from UC Davis, Wendy is a wetland plant ecologist who has worked in a variety of systems in California and Nevada to rangelands in Western China, and she was a research faculty member at the University of Nevada. Terry Loveton is the owner of Earthgirl Gardens, offering native plant based garden design and installation, garden consultations and skilled garden maintenance. She worked at Emerisa Gardens for several years, served on the board of the California Native Plant Society, volunteered for Partners for Sustainable Pollination and Harvest for the Hungry. Brent Reed is Laguna Foundation’s Ecological Program Manager. With a degree in Natural Resources Management from Cal Poly, Brent has been involved in ecological restoration projects since 1989. Betty Young, after completing her Plant Science degree from UC Davis, spent 35 years managing nurseries and growing plants for landscape, the last 20 years of which managing the native plant restoration at the six nurseries in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Cost: $12. Purchase in advance. Non-refundable