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Rosewood Medicinal Native Garden, a talk by Radhika Thekkath 
Wednesday, June 09, 2021 07:30pm

This talk will feature an in-depth visit to the Rosewood Medicinal Native Garden, one of the gardens on the 2021 Going Native Garden Tour. Come on a tour to a suburban garden stocked with native plants valued for their medicinal value. The Rosewood Palo Alto garden is about 12 years old, converted from non-native grass to native plant areas. The garden features a pond with waterfall and bathing area for birds and wildlife, a native pollinator meadow, edible fruits, and a compost area. The tour will be followed by a question and answer session with the garden owner. This talk is part of the 2021 Going Native Garden Tour, which started in April, and is providing virtual tours throughout the year. Register for the tour at to receive updates on upcoming tour activities.

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.

This talk will be live streamed on YouTube and Zoom (requires advance registration).

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Upcoming Events

Thu Jun 20 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
CNPS SCV Board Meeting
Fri Jun 21 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Friday Edgewood Restoration
Sat Jun 22 @ 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Lake Cunningham Native Garden
Sat Jun 22 @ 9:00AM - 12:30PM
“Power to the Pollinators” Summer Native Plant Community Tour
Sat Jun 22 @ 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Community Work Day at the Native Plant Garden in Kirk Park
Sun Jun 23 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Bird and Plant ID Walk at Lake Cunningham Park (San Jose)
Tue Jun 25 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Native Plant ID
Fri Jun 28 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Friday Edgewood Restoration
Fri Jun 28 @ 7:00PM - 08:50PM
Photography Group - Photo Sharing Meeting
Sat Jun 29 @ 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Lake Cunningham Native Garden