Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Save Water & Build Habitats

Save Water & Build Habitats
Tuesday September 22, 6 p.m.
San Diego, Balboa Park, Casa del Prado, Room 101

6 p.m. "Ask the Experts": Sit down, one on one, with a native plant expert for ten minutes and discuss ideas for your shopping list for our upcoming annual California Native plant sale on Saturday October 17th. Reservations are not required but you are encouraged to RSVP to plantsale@cnpssd.org so we have an idea of how many are coming.

7 p.m. "Mystery Plants Identified": Bring your unknown plant and a representative from the San Diego Natural History Museum will help you learn to identify it.

7: 30 p.m. Speaker Presentation by Mike Evans, from Tree of Life Nursery, www.Californianativeplants.com: Learn about plants you can buy at the California Native Plant sale on October 17th. Many agencies and municipalities are introducing strict measures to conserve water, especially for landscape irrigation. We are told many ornamental plants will "work" to save water; and call them "California Friendly." The plants that will use less irrigation water and also attract wildlife species are California natives. Discussion will include why native plantings are the "friendliest" of the California Friendly" plants, and the crucial need before us to enhance and build wildlife habitat within the human environment.