Native Plant Workshop
A workshop focusing on the importance of native plants and good selections for local gardens is planned for Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Resort Improvement District, 9126 Shelter Cove Rd., Shelter Cove.
The free event includes talks, information displays, a plant identification walk, a Pampas grass pulling outing, activities for children and native plant sales.
Keynote speakers include:
- Dr. James P. Smith, professor emeritus in botany from Humboldt State University, who will discuss his new book,”Field Guide to Grasses of California.”
- Cheryl Lisin, a local landscape designer, who will discuss 10 excellent native plants for local gardens. Lisin is the author of native plant articles that have appeared in the Redwood Times and Redheaded Blackbelt.
- Monica Scholey, an environmental education teacher, who will discuss the effects of invasive plants and lead a Pampas grass pull. Scholey runs the Mattole Restoration Council’s native plant nursery.
The schedule of events:
- 10 a.m.: Bureau of Land Management Phenology Project – Leisyka Parrott
- 10:20: Ten Great Natives for the Garden – Cheryl Lisin
- 11:15: Invasives awareness campaign launch
- 11:30: Invasive weed talk and Pampas Grass Pull – Monica Scholey
- 12:45 p.m.: All about the California Native Plant society
- 1 p.m.: Grasses in California – James P Smith
- 2 p.m.: Plant Identification walk along Shelter Cove’s upper nature trail – Pete Haggard
Plant sales, information tables and activities for children will be ongoing throughout the day.
The event is sponsored by the Lost Coast Interpretive Association, the BLM King Range National Conservation Area, North Coast Chapter of the California Native Plant Society, Shelter Cove RID, Shelter Cove Arts and Recreation Foundation and the Mattole Restoration Council.
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