Landscaping with Native Plants: How to Bring Year-Round, Low-Water Beauty to Your Gardens Saturday, September 10, 2016, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm San Diego, CA. This is the perfect event for garden enthusiasts and landscape professionals to learn how to plant a native garden. In addition to the basics, attendees will learn of the far-reaching benefits of using native horticulture. These benefits include low-water use, low maintenance, and providing habitat for native wildlife including birds and other pollinators. The keynote speaker, Ilisa Goldman, is a landscape architect and CEO of Rooted in Place Landscape Architecture and Consulting which is dedicated to helping communities improve and transform their neighborhood spaces. She is also the president of San Diego Children and Nature (SDCaN). Greg Rubin, CEO of California's Own Native Landscape Design, Inc., will be delivering a comprehensive talk on native plant installation. Greg, a local expert on native gardens, is the coauthor of two well-received native gardening books, with a third book in the works. Additional presentations and hands-on demos throughout the day will address practical issues of design, planting, and maintenance.
The workshop will be held at Girl Scout Headquarters, 1231 Upas St, San Diego, CA 92103 in Balboa Park, from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Hot beverages and muffins will be provided in the morning. Lunch options are available for purchase. Parking is free. Tickets are $35. For registration and further information please visit www.gardennative.org. The San Diego chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) was founded in 1967 with the purpose of studying, gardening with, conserving, and educating others about the unique native plants of San Diego County. Membership has grown to over 800 families and individuals. Monthly meetings are held in Balboa Park with speakers presenting a variety of botanical, horticultural, and conservation topics.