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Gardening for Habitat 
Tuesday, April 25, 2023 07:00pm

Why do we garden? Is it only for beauty and to enhance the curb appeal of houses? Or does the garden also play a role in the local ecology? More and more people are coming to realize that our yards can provide sustenance to wildlife, from butterflies to birds and more, without sacrificing aesthetics. A yard landscaped with well-chosen native plants can not only look good but also provide unparalleled habitat value. Come to this talk to learn the basics of habitat gardening and which native plants in our area are particularly suited for attracting birds and butterflies. A plant list will be available.

A software engineer by training, Arvind Kumar has been growing native plants in his home garden in San Jose for 22 years. He coordinates volunteer workdays at the 2-acre Native Garden in Lake Cunningham Park. He is a board member and former president of our CNPS Chapter.

Location Saratoga Library Community Room, 13650 Saratoga Ave., Saratoga
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Upcoming Events

Mon May 20 @ 8:00AM -
Lake Cunningham Native Garden
Thu May 23 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
CNPS SCV Board Meeting
Fri May 24 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Friday Edgewood Restoration
Fri May 24 @ 7:00PM - 08:50PM
Photography Group - Photo Sharing Meeting
Sat May 25 @ 8:00AM -
Lake Cunningham Native Garden
Sat May 25 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Fountain Thistle Work Party
Sat May 25 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
“Seas of Downingias” Vernal Pool Wildflower Tour
Mon May 27 @ 8:00AM -
Lake Cunningham Native Garden
Tue May 28 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Native Plant ID
Fri May 31 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Friday Edgewood Restoration