Saturday, November 3, 2018


Please join us at

Pacific Beach High School

11950 Los Osos Valley Road SLO

(at the Target intersection)

Fall is the perfect time of year to plant natives

Talk with members of the California Native Plant Society about your specific landscaping needs, transplanting tips, and propagation techniques.

Choose the right shrubs, trees, flowers, and seeds for your garden.

Explore and learn this winter with a good book

Our book table includes posters, tee shirts, hats, greeting cards, and an impressive selection of books —

  • Local, California, and National
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Sights and Destinations
  • Gardening

Proceeds support our non-profit

CSPS-SLO works to increase understanding of California’s native flora and to preserve this rich resource for future generations. Our members have diverse interests including natural history, botany, ecology, conservation, photography, drawing, hiking, and gardening.

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.

In 1982, I came to my first CNPS meeting. It was a lot different then, but one thing has always been constant; the Plant Sale. For as long as I have been a member we have had a plant sale. I’m not sure, but I think there are only four other chapters that have consistently had an annual plant sale for so long.

Well, as your plant sale leader its time again to get the show on the road. Suzette and I would once again ask our hard working volunteers to come forth and help at the annual Plant Sale; this year to be held on November 3rd (Saturday), my birthday. Yes, I can’t think of a better way to spend my special day than selling plants.

Our sale is the single most important event for us to spread the word about California native plants. Not only in the garden but also in the wild. Many people are asking questions, especially in our changing climate. We are the only pure California Native plant sale on the central coast. So if you want to help spread that word, I look forward to seeing you as a volunteer at our annual Plant Sale.

If you are interested in helping, please e-mail me at and indicate what hours you can assist as well as if you want light or heavy duty. Or give me the sign-up slip at the October meeting. Until then, please start spreading the word about this annual event and happy gardening.

John Nowak, Plant Sale co-Chairperson.

Prior Native Plant Sales