2019 Banquet

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California Native Plant Society – San Luis Obispo Chapter

Annual Potluck Banquet

Saturday, January 12, 2019

5:30-9:30 pm

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CNPS-SLO Banquet 2018

CNPS-SLO Banquet 2018



California Native Plant Society – San Luis Obispo Chapter

Annual Potluck Banquet

Saturday, January 20, 2018

5:30-9:30 pm

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Report on the 2017 Annual Banquet and Awards

Report on the 2017 Annual Banquet and Awards

Glen HolsteinThis year we were delighted to hear an excellent presentation by Dr. Glen Holstein, Chapter Botanist for the Sacramento Valley Chapter of CNPS. In his talk, Rediscovering and Conserving California’s Prairie Landscapes, Glen spoke of how California’s grassland landscapes in the Central Valley are actually heavily dominated by native wildflower species as opposed to perennial grass species. (more…)

CNPS-SLO Banquet 2017

CNPS-SLO Banquet 2017

California Native Plant Society – San Luis Obispo Chapter

Annual Potluck Banquet

Saturday, January 21, 2017

5:30-9:30 pm

$10 per person, plus a pot luck item for the dinner

Morro Bay Community Center

1001 Kennedy Way, Morro Bay

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Social Hour – 5:30 pm

Buffet Style Potluck Dinner – 6:30 pm

Chapter business – 7:30 pm

Program: “Rediscovering and conserving California’s prairie landscapes” – 8:00 pm

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PROGRAM

Our banquet speaker this year will be Dr. Glen Holstein , Sacramento Chapter Botanist

Glen is Chapter Botanist for the Sacramento Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society. He’s a graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, with a degree in biology, and from there to botany graduate school at UC Davis. Glen took a few years off to help found the California Natural Diversity Data Base, participate in creation of the Cosumnes, Cold Canyon, Nipomo Dunes, and Carrizo Plains reserves, and to write a chapter on riparian biogeography for Warner & Hendrix’s California Riparian Systems. Following that he finished his botany Ph.D. at Davis with a dissertation on climatic influences on plant physiognomy in world biomes.

As a botanist consultant he saw much of California and its rare plants. He has been a CNPS member continuously since soon after it was founded. Retirement has enabled him to devote much more time to CNPS as Botanist and Council Delegate for the Sacramento Valley Chapter while also serving on several allied conservation organization boards. One of his projects was guest-editing and writing three articles for the 2011 Fremontia issue on California’s prairies and grasslands.

TICKETS

Tickets are $10 per person – You may reserve your spot with credit card or PayPal by clicking the Tickets button, or if you prefer, you may send payment to D. Krause, 2706 Newton Drive, Cambria, CA, 93428. You may print this form to include with your check.
Questions? Contact David Krause  at dkincmbria@aol.com or 805-927-5182

Tickets

POTLUCK DETAILS

CNPS will be providing the beer, wine, coffee, tea, and assorted beverages included with the cost of the banquet. Plates, glasses, cups, and napkins will be available; we ask that you bring your own eating utensils, although plastic utensils will be available.

For the dinner potluck, we are asking those with last names beginning with the following letters to bring the suggested item (and serving utensils). However, if you have a dish you especially want to share with the group, please feel free to bring it or contact Lauren (805-460-6329, lbrown805@charter.net) for alternative suggestions.

A to H: main meat or veggie dish
I to Q: salad (with dressing) or side dish
R to Z: dessert

Please put your name on a label or piece of tape on your serving items so they can be returned to you.

DIRECTIONS

Exit Hwy 1 at Morro Bay Boulevard. At the “roundabout” turn right onto Quintana Road, and left onto Kennedy Way (after Albertson’s). Go ½ block. Community Center is on the right.

If you have any questions, please contact Lauren at lbrown805@charter.net, or 805-460-6329.

Hope to see you there!

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CNPS-SLO Banquet 2016

CNPS-SLO Banquet 2016

California Native Plant Society –

San Luis Obispo Chapter

Annual Potluck Banquet

Saturday, January 23, 2016

5:30-9:30 pm

$10 per person, plus a pot luck item for the dinner

Morro Bay Community Center

1001 Kennedy Way, Morro Bay

Social Hour – 5:30 pm

Buffet Style Potluck Dinner – 6:30 pm

Chapter business – 7:30 pm

Program: “Native Plants and Bees, and Beyond” – 8:00 pm

Program: Dr. Gordon Frankie

Our banquet speaker this year will be Dr. Gordon Frankie, Professor and Research Entomologist at the University of California, Berkeley.  He’s co-author of California Bees and Blooms (http://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=15602).  The book will be available for purchase and signing at the banquet.

Tickets are $10 per person – You may reserve your spot with credit card or PayPal by clicking the Tickets button, or if you prefer, you may send payment to D. Krause, 2706 Newton Drive, Cambria, CA, 93428. Questions? Contact David Krause  at dkincmbria@aol.com or 805-927-5182 Tickets

Potluck suggestions: CNPS will be providing the beer, wine, coffee, tea, and assorted beverages included with the cost of the banquet. Plates, glasses, cups, and napkins will be available; we ask that you bring your own eating utensils, although plastic utensils will be available.

For the dinner potluck, we are asking those with last names beginning with the following letters to bring the suggested item (and serving utensils). However, if you have a dish you especially want to share with the group, please feel free to bring it or contact Lauren (805-460-6329, lbrown805@charter.net) for alternative suggestions.

A to H: salad (with dressing) or side dish
I to Q: dessert
R to Z: main meat or veggie dish

Please put your name on a label or piece of tape on your serving items so they can be returned to you.

Driving Directions: Exit Hwy 1 at Morro Bay Boulevard. At the “roundabout” turn right onto Quintana Road, and left onto Kennedy Way (after Albertson’s). Go ½ block. Community Center is on the right.

If you have any questions, please contact Lauren at lbrown805@charter.net, or 805-460-6329.

Hope to see you there!

 

CNPSSLO Banquet 2015

California Native Plant Society —

San Luis Obispo Chapter

Annual Potluck Banquet

Saturday, January 24, 2015

5:30-9:30 pm

Morro Bay Community Center

1001 Kennedy Way, Morro Bay

 

Social Hour – 5:30 pm

Buffet Style Potluck Dinner – 6:30 pm

Chapter business – 7:30 pm

Program: “Preserving California’s Pristine Lands” – 8:00 pm

Program:  David Myers, Executive Director of  The Wildlands Conservancy (Windwolves Preserve)

David will speak about the role of the Conservancy in preserving some of California’s most pristine land. He will tell the story of the Conservancy’s crucial conservation , majestic preserves, and award-winning programs through beautiful photography.

Tickets are $10 per person – You may reserve your spot with credit card or PayPal by clicking the Tickets button, or if you prefer, you may send payment to D. Krause, 2706 Newton Drive, Cambria, CA, 93428. Questions? Contact David Krause  at dkincmbria@aol.com or 805-927-5182 Tickets

Potluck suggestions: CNPS will be providing the beer, wine, coffee, tea, and assorted beverages included with the cost of the banquet. Plates, glasses, cups, and napkins will be available; we ask that you bring your own eating utensils, although plastic utensils will be available.

For the dinner potluck, we are asking those with last names beginning with the following letters to bring the suggested item (and serving utensils). However, if you have a dish you especially want to share with the group, please feel free to bring it or contact Lauren (805-460-6329, lbrown805@charter.net) for alternative suggestions.

A to H: dessert
I to Q: main meat or veggie dish
R to Z: salad (with dressing) or side dish

Please put your name on a label or piece of tape on your serving items so they can be returned to you.

Driving Directions: Exit Hwy 1 at Morro Bay Boulevard. At the “roundabout” turn right onto Quintana Road, and left onto Kennedy Way (after Albertson’s). Go ½ block. Community Center is on the right.

If you have any questions, please contact Lauren at lbrown805@charter.net, or 805-460-6329.

Hope to see you there!

 

Annual Banquet 2014

San Luis Obispo Chapter of the

California Native Plant Society

Annual Potluck Banquet

Saturday, January 25, 2014

5:30-9:30 pm

Morro Bay Community Center

1001 Kennedy Way, Morro Bay

*5:30 pm Social Hour

6:30 pm Buffet Style Potluck Dinner

7:30 pm Chapter business

8:30 pm Program

*Please note, banquet events begin a half hour earlier than previous years

Program: John Rebman, Ph.D., will provide a presentation on the natural history of the Baja Peninsula. He is a plant taxonomist and conducts extensive floristic research in Baja California and in San Diego and Imperial counties. Dr. Redman has been the Mary and Dallas Clark Endowed Chair/Curator of Botany at the San Diego Natural History Museum since 1996. He leads various field classes and botanical expeditions each year and is actively naming and describing new plant species from our region. His primary research interests have centered on the systematics of the Cactus family in Baja California, especially the genera Cylindropuntia (chollas) and Opuntia (prickly-pears). However, Dr. Rebman also does a great deal of general floristic research and has co-published the most recent edition of the Checklist of the Vascular Plants of San Diego County. Dr. Rebman recently finished a new edition of the Baja California Plant Field Guide with co-author Norman Roberts that was published in June 2012. He is in the process of finishing another book titled Ferns and Lycophytes of San Diego County that is co-authored with Annette Winner.

Tickets are $10 per person – You may reserve your spot with credit card or PayPal by clicking the Tickets button, or if you prefer, you may send payment to D. Krause, 2706 Newton Drive, Cambria, CA, 93428. dkincambria@aol.com or 805-927-5182 Tickets

Potluck suggestions: CNPS will be providing the beer, wine, coffee, tea, and assorted beverages included with the cost of the banquet. Plates, glasses, cups, and napkins will be available; we ask that you bring your own eating utensils, although plastic utensils will be available.

For the dinner potluck, we are asking those with last names beginning with the following letters to bring the suggested item (and serving utensils). However, if you have a dish you especially want to share with the group, please feel free to bring it or contact Lauren (805-460-6329) or lbrown805@charter.net to get alternative suggestions.

A to H: salad (with dressing) or side dish
I to Q: dessert
R to Z: main meat or veggie dish

Please put your name on a label or piece of tape on your serving items so they can be returned to you.

Driving Directions: Exit Hwy 1 at Morro Bay Boulevard. At the “roundabout” turn right onto Quintana Road, and left onto Kennedy Way (after Albertson’s). Go ½ block. Community Center is on the right.

Hope to see you there.  If you have any questions, please contact Lauren at lbrown805@charter.net, or 805-460-6329.

Thank you, the Banquet Committee

 

 

 

 

Annual Banquet 2013

San Luis Obispo Chapter of the California Native Plant Society Potluck Banquet

Saturday, January 26, 2013, 6-10 p.m.

Morro Bay Community Center, 1001 Kennedy Way, Morro Bay

6 p.m. – Social Hour 7 p.m. – Buffet Style Potluck Dinner 8 p.m. – Chapter business
Program 8:30 p.m.

Kat Anderson will speak on “Salinan Ethnobotany and Associated Land Stewardship.” Ms.
Anderson is author of Tending the Wild: Native American Knowledge and the Management of
California’s Natural Resources. This publication will be available for purchase and signing
during the social hour.

Potluck suggestions: CNPS will be providing the beer, wine, coffee, tea, and assorted
beverages included with the cost of the banquet. Plates, glasses, cups, and napkins will be
available; we ask that you bring your own eating utensils, although plastic utensils will be
available.

For the dinner potluck, we are asking those with last names beginning with the following letters to bring the suggested item (and serving utensils). However, if you have a dish you especially want to share with the group, please feel free to bring it or contact Lauren (805-460-6329) or lbrown805@charter.net to get alternative suggestions.

A to H: dessert

I to Q: main meat or veggie

R to Z: salad (with dressing) or side dish.

Please put your name on a label or piece of tape on your serving items so they can be returned to you.

Directions: Exit Hwy 1 at Morro Bay Boulevard. At the “roundabout” turn right onto Quintana Road, and left onto Kennedy Way (after Albertson’s). Go ½ block. Community Center is on the right.

Thank you, the Banquet Committee

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Dr. Anderson’s talk, “Salinan Ethnobotany and Associated Land Stewardship,” will highlight some of the rich Salinan uses of our native plants for basketry, cordage, foods and other purposes, gathered from John P. Harrington’s field notes and her own ethnobotanical research conducted among the Salinan in the oak savannahs, chaparral, marshes and other vegetation types of west-central California in what is now Los Padre National Forest, Salinas Valley, and Fort Hunter- Liggett.

She will explore the rich stewardship practices that the Salinan applied to wilderness areas to influence plants and ecosystems for cultural purposes, and the potential associated ecological effects that might have resulted from these techniques. Kat Anderson is an ethnoecologist of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and a lecturer in the Department of Plant Sciences at UC Davis. She is also associate ecologist with the Agriculture Experiment Station.

She reconstructs the plant uses, harvesting strategies, and land management practices of indigenous peoples in the United States with an emphasis in California. This work involves the use of both qualitative and quantitative research methods.

A unique feature of her research is the use of the western scientific experimental approach to simulate indigenous horticultural practices and assess their potential ecological effects on the productivity and yield of wild plant populations. This information in turn can be used to assess the potential application of traditional ecological knowledge for restoring traditional gathering sites, and the biodiversity of degraded ecosystems.

Kat received a Masters and Doctorate in Wildland Resource Science from the University of California at Berkeley and Bachelors in Environmental Planning and Management from the University of California at Davis.

2012 Banquet

2012 Banquet

San Luis Obispo Chapter of the California Native Plant Society

Morro Bay Community Center

1001 Kennedy Way, Morro Bay

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Social Hour 6:00

Pot Luck Dinner 7:00

Chapter Business 8:00

Program begins 8:30


Program

The Life of an Oak

Click to view in bookstore

Native plants shine as the perfect answer to recreating local habitats in home gardens. By selecting the right plants for the right place, according to guidelines from local ecosystems, gardens become oases of beauty with a minimum of care and maintenance. Our featured guest, Glenn Keator, will highlight this concept.

Designing California Native Gardens, Keator and Middlebrook

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Dr. Glenn Keator is a freelance botanist, writer, and teacher specializing in native plants and related floras. He received his doctorate in botany at UC Berkeley and currently teaches at San Francisco Botanical Gardens, Regional Parks (Tilden) Botanic Garden, and Merritt College in the Landscape Horticulture department. Glenn has had a life-long interest in growing plants and has many trips to various parts of Mexico over the last 35 years.

He has written several books on California natives as well as others including The Life of an Oak: an intimate portrait, Introduction to Trees of the San Francisco Bay Region, Complete Garden Guide to Native Perennials of California, and Complete Garden Guide to Native Shrubs of California. His most recent book, co-authored with Alrie Middlebrook, is Designing California Native Gardens: The Plant Community Approach to Artful, Ecological Gardens.

Here are some pictures of our 2012 Annual Banquet

Thank you

to Nancy Shearer and Marti Rutherford

and Mardi Niles and Kristie Haydu

for submitting these photos