Gardening in Summer-Dry Climates, with Special Emphasis on California Natives
Speaker: Saxon Holt
Wednesday, October 27, 7:30 pm
Our Bay Area climate, with its dry summers and soggy winters, can be challenging for gardeners. But it’s not just dry or soggy; there are local variations that matter in choosing garden plants. Our speaker, Saxon Holt, will explain how understanding your own local climate and selecting plants that are well suited to it are the first steps toward creating a thriving, largely self-sustaining garden that supports the natural world.
Tesla Park Is Finally Protected
On September 23, after more than two decades of tireless work by conservation advocates, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill permanently protecting Tesla from off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreation and preserving it as a state park. The persistence and dedication of a community of concerned individuals, conservation organizations, tribal leaders, elected officials, and government agencies has assured that Tesla will not become an OHV park, but supporters are still working to more fully protect Tesla as a State Natural and Cultural Reserve.
Moving Our Local Flora Wisdom into the Digital Era
Do you have plant lists, photos, or other written or mental notes about where you’ve observed plants in the East Bay? Are you aware that those notes could contribute to science, help give us a better understanding of our environment, and maybe even be used to help study and determine how we can fight the climate crisis and other important issues? CNPS East Bay and Calflora would like to help you enter your data into Calflora to make it available to others for use in research, education, and many other activities.
Conservation Advocate for CNPS-East Bay Hired!
We have hired a Conservation Advocate for CNPS-East Bay! Álvaro Palacios Casanova has joined the CNPS Conservation Program in a joint appointment as the East Bay and Northern California Conservation Advocate.
Native Here Nursery Resumes Educational Talks
Native Here Nursery is resuming its native gardening educational talks beginning Saturday, October 16, after a hiatus of more than a year due to the pandemic. In light of all the interest in native gardening during this time, our first topic will be how to get started using familiar, well-loved, easy-to-grow native plants.
2021 Chapter Officer Nominations and Elections
Election of officers is one of our chapter’s most important annual activities. The Board typically nominates candidates for the five elected chapter offices—President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, and Treasurer—and will do so again this year. What will be different is how we conduct the election: voting will be electronic this year.