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.
Native Plant Sale & Fundraiser
Saturday November 4 | 9am-2pm
Pacific Beach High parking lot (next to Target)
Local native plant enthusiasts are hosting a sale of water-thrifty California Native Plants. Tips and advice for all garden situations available at no additional charge.
It’s the annual event you’ve been waiting for
Create your drought-tolerant native garden with help from CNPS-SLO!
Hundreds of plant varieties for yards and gardens will be available. Many are excellent for attracting birds and butterflies to your garden. Native plants are adapted to this area so they save water, and reduce the need for pesticides and fertilizers.
ANNOUNCING THE CNPS 2018 CONSERVATION CONFERENCE – SAVE THE DATE!read more
PROPOSED CLIMATE CHANGE WORKING GROUP David Chipping (email@example.com) The CNPS Chapter Council elected to explore how we might deal with issues associated with climate change, and a statewide working group is starting up with me as Chair. One thing I would love...read more
NEW VEGETATION COMMITTEE BEING FORMED Are you interested in vegetation sampling? Do you have a favorite plant community, alliance or association? Then please contact Melissa Mooney, chair of the newly-enlivened Vegetation/Plant Communities committee of our SLO Chapter (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). We’ve been in touch with Julie Evens and Jennifer Buck of the State CNPS Vegetation Program, and will be coordinating with the folks in the East Bay Chapter who are doing similar work. First order of business will be to prioritize what communities need focus for possible assessment and mapping and lay out our goals. Serpentine communities? Morro manzanita maritime chaparral? Valley Oak Savanna? Get those ideas coming and lets do some sampling!
- 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.