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Santa Barbara Beer Garden

March 24, 2018

Save the Date! The fifth annual Beer Garden takes place on Saturday, March 24, 2018

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Native Trees & Shrubs Design 101

March 25, 2018

You’ve got them home, now what do you do? Join Nursery Technician, Patrick Wiley, in a tutorial on planting and early care of your new plants.

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Good Fungi, Healthy Roots, Happy Natives

March 31, 2018

Join author, Robert Kourik, as he discusses the amazing beneficial fungi that promote the healthiest roots of native and ornamental plants. 

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Domecar Botanic Day Trip

April 14, 2018

A rare glimpse of some of the last original native coastal landscape in Southern California

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Herbal Medicine of Desert Plants

May 5, 2018 - December 5, 2018

Many of our California native plants have traditional uses. Join local herbalist, Emily Sanders, and learn about some of the medicinal uses of native desert plants.

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CNPS Channel Islands Meeting (May)

May 15, 2018

This month: 15 Minutes of Native Plant Fame: Local speakers share their inspiring presentations from the 2018 CNPS Conservation Conference in Los Angeles

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Native Herbs of Sage Scrub Chaparral

July 7, 2018

Many of our California native plants have traditional uses. Join Emily Sanders and learn about some of the medicinal uses of native plants in the sage scrub chaparral plant community.

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CNPS Channel Islands Meeting (July)

July 17, 2018

This month: Plant diversity at a biogeographic crossroads: the first flora of Tejon Ranch

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Herbal Medicine of Riparian Plants

September 1, 2018

Join local herbalist, Emily Sanders, and learn about some of the medicinal uses of native riparian plants.

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CNPS Channel Islands Meeting (September)

September 18, 2018

This month: Impacts of Crystaline Iceplant (Mesembryanthemum crystallinum) on the plant and arthropod diversity of San Nicolas Island

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