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February 8 Chapter Meeting 7pm

Title of Talk: Botanical Nature Printing February 8, 2023 at 7:00 PM Register here to receive the Zoom meeting information. Summary – A brief history of botanical nature printing – The accessibility of botanical consciousness through creativity – Demonstration of the printing and hand-coloring process Speaker Bio Latifat Apatira is a plant enthusiast and artist.

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January 11 Chapter Meeting 7pm

Title of Talk: #Califloragami. Intersections of Art, Math and California Native Plants January 11, 2023 at 7:00 PM Register here to receive the Zoom meeting information. Summary During the pandemic, Esme Cabrera turned to her life-long pastime of origami to puzzle out new folding sequences resulting in representations of California native plants. Having just moved

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November 9 Chapter Meeting 7pm

Title of Talk: A 27 Year Wildflower Journey: The Making of Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change   November 9, 2022 at 7:00 PM Register here to receive the Zoom meeting information. Summary Rob Badger and Nita Winter take you behind the scenes on their 27-year journey photographing wildflowers throughout California and

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October 12 Chapter Meeting 7pm

Title of Talk: Container Gardening with Natives October 12, 2022 at 7:00 PM Watch the recording of the presentation here. Summary In 2020, Derek moved to Sacramento and took his bonsai collection with him, learning so much more about native plant care along the way! The move gave Derek some great opportunities to share his

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September 14 Chapter Meeting 7pm

September 14, 2022 at 7:00 PM Watch the recording of the two presentations here. Title of Talk: If You Build It, They Will Come: A 10-Year Garden Journey Summary In 2012, Lesley started transitioning her Sacramento garden from a typical suburban lawn to a pollinator oasis. Her garden incorporates more than 150 different native plants

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Diogenes' Lantern

May 11 Chapter Meeting 7pm

Title of Talk: Community Science: Getting started with California Fire Followers! May 11, 2022 at 7:00 PM   Summary The ecology of California’s native vegetation is intricately bound with our dry summers and the occurence of fire. The CNPS California Fire Followers is a community science program initiated to help document plants seen before and

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April 13 Chapter Meeting 7pm

Title of Talk: Cultivating Joy, Food and Inspiration with the Del Paso Heights Growers’ Alliance April 13, 2022 at 7:00 PM Watch the recording here. Summary DPHGA is a grass-roots organization advocating for social, environmental, and economic justice for disadvantaged communities through educational programs, community gardens, and urban greening efforts in Sacramento. Join us to

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March 9th Chapter Meeting 7pm

Title of Talk: Jewels of the Garden: California Native Bulbs, Corms & Rhizomes March 9, 2022 at 7:00 PM Watch the recording here Summary This photo-intensive presentation will highlight the reasons for growing our beautiful California native geophytes, what makes them special and the benefits they provide. Attend and learn what is the difference between

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February 9th Chapter Meeting 7pm

Title of Talk: Between Scylla and Charybdis—a high elevation botanical holiday in the Ionian Basin of Kings Canyon National Park February 9, 2022 at 7:00 PM Watch the recording here. Summary The Ionian basin is a rarely visited, remote, trail-less, and alpine region of Kings Canyon National Park.  Michael Uhler’s presentation will illustrate his backpacking trip

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January 12th Chapter Meeting 7pm

Title of Talk: California Dogface Butterfly  the California State Insect   January 12, 2022 at 7:00 PM Watch the recording here. Summary Celebrate the 50th anniversary and hear the story of how the California Dogface came to be named the State Insect. Learn about an unusual native plant and its unique role in conserving our

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November 10th Chapter Meeting 7pm

Title of Talk: Pollinators and climate change – building climate resilience into habitat restoration in California November 10, 2021 at 7:00 PM The recorded video of this meeting is unavailable. Summary Recent studies have highlighted declining abundance and diversity of insects. Threats including habitat loss, pesticide use, and climate change are all contributing to declines in

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October 13th Chapter Meeting 7pm

Title of Talk: Practicing minimum tool at the Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve (SCCR) – Preserving the ecological integrity of an important education tool.   October 13, 2021 at 7:00 PM The recorded video of this meeting is unavailable. Summary Although the mission of the UC Davis Natural Reserve System (NRS) is centered on the facilitation

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Homegrown Habitat

Propagation Volunteers

The nursery leadership team is looking for volunteers who are interested in propagating local native plants. If you would like to learn more, please contact Chris at cnpschris@gmail.com.

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Stewardship

Propagation Volunteers

The nursery leadership team is looking for volunteers who are interested in propagating local native plants. If you would like to learn more, please contact Chris at cnpschris@gmail.com.

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