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Good Fungi, Healthy Roots, Happy Natives

October 20, 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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Day Trip to Willows Anchorage

October 27, 2018

SOLD OUT: The Garden invites you to join us on a special day trip to Willows Anchorage on the south side of Santa Cruz Island.

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Garden Planning with the Experts

October 27, 2018

Make the most out of a visit to our Fall Native Plant Sale and get tips for designing a native, drought-tolerant garden.

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Burning Planet

October 29, 2018

Book Signing & Lecture: Join Andrew Scott as he explores his book, Burning Planet. Hear the dynamic 400 million year story of fire's impact on our planet and considers the challenges we now face.

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Herbal Medicine of Native Trees

November 3, 2018

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

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Volunteer Orientation (November)

November 5, 2018

Celebrate California native plants with us!

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Morning Bird Walk (November)

November 7, 2018

Join our experienced naturalist leader Rebecca Coulter watching the diverse and beautiful bird species at the Garden!

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Teahouse and Garden (November)

November 10, 2018

Visitors and members are welcome to experience our ShinKanAn Teahouse and Garden.

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Graywater 101

November 13, 2018

Join us for an overview of the concepts, design, and best practices for laundry to landscape and shower to flower graywater systems.

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Bringing the Wild Inside

November 16, 2018

Try out different native foliage to create your own floral arrangements to take home right in time for Thanksgiving!

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