Don Rideout Part of Expert Panel at CNPS–San Diego

Installation: Planting, Watering, and Mulching

Create a California Native Garden: Ready-Set-Go!
A panel of 4 experts moderated by Clayton Tschudy

California Native Plant Society-San Diego Chapter
workshop@cnpssd.org

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Sep 08, 2018 9:00 AM
UCSD-Scripps Sumner Auditorium in La Jolla, CA

After you have spent time planning and designing your California native garden and have selected the plants that you believe will work in harmony with your yard’s soil types and exposures proper installation is essential. Putting plants in the ground so that they can make best use of water in the ground and develop mycorrhizal networks with other plants will set them up for success in the years to come. Watering properly both at installation and afterwards will insure that your native plants have just what they need and not what they can’t use. Also, mulching your plants properly, without smothering the soil, will help protect their water resources, prevent weeds, and feed the soil.
 
This panel of experts will answer your questions about all of the above. The session will begin with some moderated questions curated from past workshops and then open up to an extended period of questions from the audience. Whatever you want to know more about on this subject--get your questions ready!

  Mike Gonzales,  Natural Resources Project Manager

Mike Gonzales, Natural Resources Project Manager

   Don Rideout,  Co-Founder and Past President, Anza-Borrego Desert Botany Society and Plant Selection Editor, Calscape.com

 Don Rideout, Co-Founder and Past President, Anza-Borrego Desert Botany Society and Plant Selection Editor, Calscape.com

  Diane Kennedy,  Founder, Finch Frolic Garden Permaculture

Diane Kennedy, Founder, Finch Frolic Garden Permaculture

  Lee Gordon,  CNPS-San Diego Writer and Committee Champion of Gardening and Propagation best practices

Lee Gordon, CNPS-San Diego Writer and Committee Champion of Gardening and Propagation best practices

Birgit Knorr Receives the Prestigious Golden Poppy Award

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The Golden Poppy Award recognizes outstanding individuals, corporations, and organizations for their contributions of leadership, time, and/or financial resources to protecting and enhancing state parks and the California environment. One of this year's honorees is Birgit Knorr an active member of the Botany Society. 

Here are the comments about her award from the Volunteers Gala: "Birgit Knorr has dedicated so much to the Botany projects of the park, continued in effective leadership of the Botany Society, and has shown relentless passion and support in all her projects and presentations. She has spent countless hours documenting Mason Valley Cholla, the herbarium database, contributions for the cabinets, and recent work in Canebrake on tamarisk leading a community effort to export the efforts of the park into private land. Her dedication has spanned many changes of the Society and program. She continues to serve on the Steering Committee meeting as a seasoned and knowledgeable contributor. Her work continues this season in guiding weekly plant science discussions in Botany Study group and providing valuable input for the Certification Course planning."

Terry Hunefeld Receives a Golden Poppy Award

 Eschscholzia californica

Eschscholzia californica

The Golden Poppy Award recognizes outstanding individuals, corporations, and organizations for their contributions of leadership, time, and/or financial resources to protecting and enhancing state parks and the California environment. Botany Society member Terry Hunefield is one of this year's honorees.

Here are the comments about his award from the Volunteers Gala: "Terry Hunefeld was an invaluable contributor to the Botany program last year; namely showing up to nearly almost every class lecture/field trip, teaching lectures, mentoring new members, weighing in on important decisions and training development, photographing identifying and uploading hundreds of park plant observations to iNaturalist to a database both the SD Natural History Museum and the Park can use for management use, identifying and reporting new populations of invasives, leading plant walks, and generally inciting enthusiasm, curiosity, positivity and motivation in all new and old members to learn new plants and make observations. This season his contagious enthusiasm and high quality work has continued and spread in other ABDSP programs in naturalist society and outreach at the VC. He was recently elected as a Botany Society Steering Committee member for the 2018-2019 year."

Robin Connors To Speak at Botany Society Lecture Series in April

 Robin Connors,  Associate State  Archaeologist

Robin Connors,  Associate State  Archaeologist

Robin Connors is scheduled to provide a public lecture at the Botany Society Public Lecture Series. Her talk, Archaeology: From Agave to Zea Mays, complements her research on correlations between higher status habitation sites and the midden remains of larger and more sought-after marine mollusks. She will share her insights into the relationship between Anza Borrego's Native American peoples and their environment.  Robn will discuss how the Kumeyaay and Cahuilla used plants for food, clothing, medicine, shelter, fodder, fuel, furniture and even weapons.

Robin received her MA degree in Anthropology from San Jose State University after a career in public health laboratory services.  She is currently an Associate State Archaeologist for the California Department of Parks and Recreation, Colorado Desert District.  Her archaeological research focuses on the roles of gender and status in food procurement activities.

She enjoys thinking about, discovering and marveling at the adaptations and interactions of human beings with the extraordinary diversity of the life forms and landscapes that sustain them.

Who:     Robin Connors, Associate State Archaeologist, Colorado Desert District
What:    Botany Society Public Lecture Program
When:   Monday,  April 9, 2018; 10:00AM
Where:  Discovery Lab, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park® Visitor Center
Cost:     Free to the public

Birgit Knorr Is Recognized for Her Botany Work

  Cylindropuntia fosbergii

Cylindropuntia fosbergii

Birgit Knorr, a stellar active member of the Botany Society, was highlighted in a recent Observation of the Month by the San Diego Natural History Museum. 

Birgit has contributed over 200 observations of the elusive Mason Valley Cholla (Cylindropuntia fosbergii) using the digital application iNat on her smartphone.. Her observations constitute nearly half of all 450 observations of Mason Valley Cholla in San Diego County on iNat.

Birgit's observations, and others, help to refine the extent of the range of this narrow endemic which is on the California Native Plant Society Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants. As she has stated that she is "fascinated by Cylindropuntia fosbergii and wanted to map its range."

Huzzah Birgit!

This link will take you to Birgit's "observation of the month." 
Information courtesy of Millie Basden