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Deva Luna conducted a half-day seminar on Lawn Removal & Native Garden Installation on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Evergreen Valley College, San Jose.

Aesthetic Pruning and Design for the Native Garden

Aesthetic Pruning and Design for the Native Garden

Rather than pruning plants into abstract forms, learn how the Japanese design with local plants to create some of the most natural looking gardens in the world. The lecturer will pull from her memoir, Cutting Back—My Apprenticeship in the Gardens of Kyoto, to illustrate how the Japanese use primarily a native plant palate, how the gardens of Japan evoke the wild landscape, and the tricks Japanese garden craftsmen use to design with native plants over time. She will show images of Kyoto gardens in historic buildings, monasteries, private homes and an emperor’s villa.

 

 

 

Design it Yourself Native Garden presentation page 1

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)

 

 

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

presentation

 

 

 

 

  A talk by Madeline Morrow

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

 

 

 

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

PowerPoint slides

 

 

 

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

The Distribution and Ecology of Vernal Pools

 

 

 

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 

a talk by Nikki Nedeff

 

 

 

State of Change

A State of Change

by Laura Cunningham,

 

 

 

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

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

 

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

by  Ted Swiecki Phytosphere Research

 

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 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

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 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

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

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 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

 

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

 

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.

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

 

 

 

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    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.

 

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.

 

A talk by Deva Luna.

The handout for the presentation: Graywater in Your Garden

 

 

 

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

Slideset

 

 

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

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

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 WeedsWinning the War on Weeds  a talk by Deva Luna

download the handout 

 

 

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 

by Allen Hackler

 

 

Bay Area Native Plants for the Garden

Bay Area Native Plants for the Garden

a talk by Kevin Bryant

 

 

 

Native Meadows Native meadows, a talk by Alex Von Feldt 

 

 

 

 

Gray to Green

Gray to Green, native plants in parking strips and side yards

a talk by Carrie Jensen

 

 

 

Landscaping Around Oaks Landscaping Around Oaks

PDF handout

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

a talk by Arvind Kumar at the Fremont main library

 Local Natives Handout
localnativesforfremont.pdf (118.37 kB)

Color from Native Perennials and Groundcovers, a talk by Stephanie Curtis

Color from Native Perennials and Groundcovers, a talk by Stephanie Curtis

 
 
 
 
 
 

Restoration at Don EdwardsNative Plant Restoration Lessons for Your Garden,

 a talk by David Thomson

 

 

 

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  a talk by Stephanie Morris

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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