Dedicated to the preservation of California's native plants
The mission of the California Native Plant Society is to increase understanding and appreciation of California’s native plants and to conserve them and their natural habitats through education, science, advocacy, horticulture and land stewardship.
I chose the Pismo clarkia because it grows in the area surrounding Mardi’s home and nowhere else. It grows naturally in about 20 occurrences from the southern Edna Valley, south through the foothills and valleys of the Southern San Luis Range, ending east of Pismo Beach and Arroyo Grande (Huasna Valley).read more
by Marti Rutherford. You have probably wandered the nursery isles looking for the ever more popular native plants being sold. Do you ever consider how those plants have been propagated? Many, if not most, native plants in the nursery trade are propagated by cuttings. The nursery person knows what the plant will look like and behave likeread more
Join us for a day on the Morros and learn which plants grow on each of these volcanic plugs. Ascend one, two, or more.read more
2018 has been a surprisingly good year for spring wildﬂowers. Except for the January deluge and some good March storms, this has been a fairly dry year. In late September, 2017, several spot ﬁres burned along Rucker Rd. just north of Mission Hills near Lompoc, California. In spite of sparse rainfall, there has been encouraging regrowth on trees and shrubs and blooming of wildﬂowers.read more
I know it seems too early to be thinking seeds. Many of my plants are just starting to bloom. I just wanted to remind those who are interested that the seed exchange is going to take place ate the October meeting before the main program. Let a few of your garden...read more
A Commentary by John Nowak, Plant Sale co-Chairperson
The other day, while checking out at the grocery store, the cashier noticed my CNPS hat and asked me, “How do you become an environmentalist?” I thought for a moment and then I told him “I would start at home.”read more
What you are seeing is a display of the underlying geology manifested in the soils that lie above the bedrock. The browning grasslands are ﬂoored with ‘melange’ of the Franciscan Formation, a unit composed of sheared shale and bits and pieces of the ancient seaﬂoor that were squished into a subduction zone… kinda like what happens if you try and push a slice of pizza under a door.read more
Submitted to SLO Tribune At the San Luis Obispo city Planning Commission meeting of Jan. 24 regarding the proposed continuing care facility known as Villaggio at the Froom Ranch, several commissioners wondered aloud if the project was not “a good project in the wrong...read more
Wild pigs are again active in Morro Bay, causing damage while rooting for the tuberous reeds in the brackish freshwater seep zones close to the high tide line. This time they are at Shark Inlet. We last saw them in 2015 on both sides of the South Bay Boulevard bridge, and neither of the locations appear to have recovered.read more
- 0505.October.Thursdayhttp://cnpsslo.org/event/chapter-meeting-tbd/SLO Vets Hall801 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA
The October meeting of the California Native Plants Society will take place on Thursday evening, October 5th, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the SLO Vets’ Hall, 801 Grand Ave. in San Luis Obispo.
The first half of the meeting will be devoted to a California native seed exchange. If you have an interest in planting native seeds and/or have native seeds to share with others, you are asked to come prepared to participate. During the meetings, seed traders will share their tips on how to plant the seeds and grow the plants, they brought to share.
The second half of the meeting will feature presentations by local members, reporting on botanical places of interest they visited during the summer. Join us for refreshments (please bring a dessert to share) and some exciting photographs and stories of forays into the wild. If you would like to present some of your tales of discovery out in nature, bring your photos in a viewable format to the meeting, on a thumb drive, or you can e-mail your photos to David Chipping (email@example.com), 24 hours before the meeting. Dave can also answer any questions about formatting your photos.
- 0707.October.Saturdayhttp://cnpsslo.org/event/nipomo-native-garden-plant-sale/Nipomo Native Garden927-999 Osage St, Nipomo, CA 93444, USA
NIPOMO NATIVE GARDEN FALL PLANT SALE
Saturday, October 7th, 9AM to 1 PM
Nipomo Native Garden Parking Lot on Osage. Take 101 to Tefft to Pomeroy, left on Camino Caballo. Right on Osage.
There will be a wide variety of landscaping plants, many drought tolerant grasses, shrubs, trees. Also –
- Tee Shirts & Caps
- Information and advice
- Great Plants – Great Prices
Plus Grand Opening of Little Free Library!
For more information 929-3589 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- 1717.October.Tuesdayhttp://cnpsslo.org/event/growing-grounds-farm-plant-sale-10-17/Growing Grounds Farm Wholesale Nursery3740 Orcutt Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA
Growing Grounds Farm is a non-profit wholesale nursery located in San Luis Obispo. Growing Grounds offers California natives, Mediterranean perennials, succulents, restoration and mitigation plants, a wide variety of grasses, and a selection of perennial herbs.
Growing Grounds Farm is a wholesale nursery and does not sell directly to the public except on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m
- 2222.October.Sundayhttp://cnpsslo.org/event/inaturalist-workshop/San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden3450 Dairy Creek Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405, USA
Sunday, Oct. 22nd, 2:00-4:00 pm, iNaturalist Workshop, San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden
Have you ever thought about keeping track of your own nature observations in an organized way so you could refer back to them? What if you could easily do that, as well as share your observations and photographs taken in nature, with a group of like-minded people online? Would you like to make meaningful contributions to scientific research? “Citizen science” is ordinary people contributing to scientific research and iNaturalist is the place to get started with any or all of the above.
Join us to discuss how to use the iNaturalist website and mobile applications, what the options are, and how to customize your iNaturalist account for your personal interests. This workshop, led by Damon Tighe and Bill Waycott, will be a combination of hands-on classroom and field work.
In preparation for the workshop, please sign up for an iNaturalist account online and create your profile. If you plan to use your mobile device(s), download and install the mobile app(s) on Android and IOS, prior to the workshop. After the classroom component, we will visit the garden to use iNaturalist in real-time. The SLO Botanical Garden is located in Chorro Regional Park, off of Hwy 1, across from Cuesta College and adjacent to the Dairy Creek Golf Course.