CNPS to present workshop on native plants and gardens

Shirley Smith

The California Native Plant Society is presenting a one-day event, “At Home with Natives 2013: Sustaining California with Native Gardens,” on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Saddleback College from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., hosted by the college’s horticulture and landscape design department.

Well-known speakers in the industry will inform and motivate educators, students and the general public in the use of native plants in the garden as well as culinary uses.

According to the CNPS Orange County chapter website, “Our presentations focus on sustainable, California native plant garden design. Native plants need far less water, care, pesticides, fertilizers, and overall maintenance than conventional landscape plants.”

A buffet lunch to illustrate, will be prepared by the Saddleback College culinary arts department and served in the college’s greenhouse. Lunch is provided with registration to the event, which is $55 per person or $25 for students with ID.

For a list of speakers, to register, or for more information, visit http://occnps.org/gardening-with-natives/events/267-at-home-with-natives-2013.html.

For programs within the Saddleback curriculum, including horticulture and landscape design (http://www.saddleback.edu/atas/horticulture) and culinary arts (http://www.saddleback.edu/atas/culinary-arts-foods-food-services-nutrition), click the links for further information.

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