Native Plant Workshop

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Come learn about the native plants of the area and beyond. Saturday, May 16th from 9 am – 3 pm at the Shelter Cove RID building, 9126 Shelter Cove Road, in Shelter Cove. A great selection of native plants from local nurseries will be for sale.

Talks include:
* Dr. James P. Smith, emeritus professor of Botany from Humboldt State University, will speak about grasses and his new book, Field Guide to Grasses of California.
* Cheryl Lisin will show you 10 great natives for the garden. She is a landscape designer and author of native plant articles appearing in the Redwood Times and Redheaded Blackbelt.
* Monica Scholey will discuss the effects of invasive plants and lead us in a Pampas grass pull. Monica runs the Mattole Restoration Council’s native plant nursery and teaches environmental education.

There will also be short presentations, information tables, a plant ID walk along the Shelter Cove Upper Nature Trail, kid’s activities and more.

10:00 BLM’s Phenology Project – Leysika 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 All about the California Native Plant society
1:00 Grasses in California – James P Smith
2:00 Plant Identification walk along Shelter Cove’s upper nature trail – Pete Haggard

Plant sales, information tables and kid’s activities will be ongoing throughout the day.
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