How to Propagate Native Plants: Seed & Cutting Exchange
Deanna Giuliano discussed starting native plants from seed and cuttings on November 10, 2016. Handouts from the program are:
Tending Your Native Garden Through The Years
presentation by Peigi Duvall at the Los Altos Library on November 2, 2016presentation
Rain Gardens for Native Plants
A talk by Madeline Morrow
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.
The Distribution and Ecology of Vernal Pools
Want to learn about the ecology of vernal pools, check out this great talk by Carol Witham
No Mow Native Lawns: How to Select, Install & Care for Them
by Jodie Sheffield, a Seed Specialist in charge of Research and Development for Delta Bluegrass Company located in Stockton, California.
The Monterey Pine Forest
a talk by Nikki Nedeff
A State Of Change
by Laura Cunningham,
How I Did It: Creating a Bee-Friendly Native Garden
By Debbie Ballentine
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
Conservation Conference Videos
Many talks from the 2015 Conservation Conference are available on YouTube
Phytophthora species: life cycle, distribution, dispersal, impacts in California
by Ted Swiecki Phytosphere Research
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
A study of Phytophthoras moving on nursery stock
USDA Forest Service,
Pacific Southwest Research Station
Albany, CA, USA
Exotic Phytophthora species in native plant nurseries, restoration plantings and wildlands
Central CA Native Plant Nursery Network
National Ornamental Research Site at Dominican University
Best Management Practices to minimize the risk of Phytophthora introduction into nurseries
California Department of Food and Agriculture
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
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
Guadalupe Island Regenerating
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 by Jocelyn Cohen
Techniques for pruning plants in a native garden.
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
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?
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 Veilleux
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
This 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
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:
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.
Manzanitas -- 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
by Allen Hackler
Bay Area Native Plants for the Garden
a talk by Kevin Bryant
Native meadows, a talk by Alex Von Feldt
Gray to Green
a talk by Carrie Jensen
Landscaping Around Oaks
Landscaping Around Oaks
Edgewood Weed Warriors, 25 Years Young
Edgewood, 25 Years Young, a history by Drew Shell
Creating Year-Round Interest in the Garden: Form, Foliage, Berries and Bark
a talk by Radhika Thekkath
Color from Native Perennials and Groundcovers
Native Trees for the Home Garden, a talk by Barrie Coate
Handout calif native trees talk.pdf
Native 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 Todd
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 Garden a talk by James Howard
How to Draw Wildflowers
How to Draw Wildflowers a talk by John Muir Laws
The Evolutionary Ecology of Two Local Serpentine Endemics
e Evolutionary Ecology of
The Evolutionary Ecology of Three “Local” Serpentine Endemics A talk by Justen B. Whittall
Department of Biology
Santa Clara University