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Getting Started with Native Plants 
Wednesday, March 03, 2021 07:30pm

Learn the advantages of incorporating even a few native plants into a Bay Area suburban garden. Whether the homeowner wants to put in three native plants in a small bed or convert the entire front yard, it is never easy to know where to start. This talk takes the fear out of this unfamiliar botanic world. With lots of photos and a list of just 22 plants of varying sizes, colors and shapes, the problem is made tractable. The chosen plants are easy to grow, maintain and water, and do well in the clay soil of our San Francisco Bay Area.

Radhika Thekkath is a retired computer scientist who has been gardening with native plants and has been an active member of our Chapter for over ten years. She recently returned to California after a three year stay in Washington state. Her more recent work includes active forestry management and stewardship as well as sustainable building with cob and straw bale. She is currently completing an in-depth course in permaculture design.

How to attend: Most of our lectures take place Wednesday evening at 7:30pm. Our talks are live- streamed simultaneously to Zoom and YouTube. To view talks, watch our YouTube channel at (no registration needed) or join on Zoom by registering at the Zoom link provided in each lecture’s description. Recordings of past talks can also be viewed on our YouTube channel.

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Upcoming Events

Fri Sep 29 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Friday Edgewood Restoration
Sat Sep 30 @ 8:00AM -
Lake Cunningham Native Garden
Fri Oct 06 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Friday Edgewood Restoration
Sat Oct 07 @ 8:00AM -
Lake Cunningham Native Garden
Tue Oct 10 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Conservation Committee
Fri Oct 13 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Friday Edgewood Restoration
Sat Oct 14 @ 8:00AM -
Lake Cunningham Native Garden
Sat Oct 14 @ 1:00PM - 02:30PM
Master Gardeners Talk: Local California Natives for Your Garden, a talk by Carol Peck
Thu Oct 19 @ 7:00PM -
CNPS SCV Board Meeting
Fri Oct 20 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Friday Edgewood Restoration