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Exploring Native Plants at Home Ground Habitats

  • 18 Mar 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Home Ground Habitats
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  • For EFM Lifetime Members, Guardian Level Members, and Benefactor Level Members.
  • EFM Members at the Advocate and Supporter Levels
  • EFM Steward Member Level

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Learn strategies to support biodiversity in your own yard during this in-person experience at Home Ground Habitats, with guide Charlotte Torgovitsky. We will explore seed cultivation, native plant selections, habitat values, and more. Bring your questions and enthusiasm! 

Starting From Seeds

Seeds are one of the miracles of nature! Starting plants from seeds is an act of faith in nature and presents a world of new opportunities within reach of a curious and inquisitive gardener. We’ll take a quick look at a variety of seeds – different types, shapes, and sizes. We’ll also discuss soil mixes, a variety of components and amendments, and different types and sizes of containers. You will learn one of a most counter-intuitive techniques which will help ensure your success with seeds!

Each participant will get a choice of one free seed packet – ready to start a new addition to their own garden!

Native Plant Tour

We’ll tour the various garden areas and explore some of the most valuable California natives and habitat plants, their associations, and needs. We’ll also discuss the specific habitat values of many of the plants we look at. Highlighted plants will include – Coyote Bush, Sticky Monkeyflower, Elderberry, Currants, Coffeeberry, Toyon, Buckwheats, Bunch grasses, Milkweeds, and various Salvias and Ceanothus species hybrids and cultivars

Guide: Charlotte Torgovitsky | Bio

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