WORKSHOP: Integrating Sustainable Practices Into Your California Native Garden
CNPS-San Diego is excited to present a day-long workshop that includes five presentations on understanding symbiotic relationships in your native garden and incorporating sustainable and regenerative practices. Topics include bringing wilderness into your backyard, harvesting rainwater, understanding and regenerating your soil, permaculture and agroecology, and tips and tricks from design to install from a recent landscape installation. The workshop will be held in the beautiful, contemporary auditorium of the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park. An extended 80-minute lunch hour will allow you to picnic or dine in the park as you discuss and absorb the morning presentations. Nearby exhibit native gardens will be available for viewing.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
-Impacts your yard can have on biodiversity and revamping our wilderness spaces
-Passive and active methods for harvesting rainwater
-Permaculture and agroecology methods to incorporate into your native garden
-How the soil system works and the importance of caring for your soil
-Real world applications of bio-swale rain water retention systems and other sustainable design concepts recently implemented into a landscape installation
8:15am REGISTRATION AND CHECK IN
9:00-9:50 am NOT GARDENS BUT GUARDIANS - THE RISE OF THE ENLIGHTENED YARD
*David Newsom (Founder Wild Yards Project)
Long employed as decorative status symbols at best and lifeless after-thoughts of exotic, green filler at worst, the home garden has done more to divorce us from our indigenous landscapes than bring us closer to them. But now, with the entire spectrum of animals in steep decline and wilderness increasingly reduced to bite sized parcels of eco-tainment, its time to regard the native garden for what it can be: our "last, best hope", sanctuaries of "defiant compassion that help preserve and protect our remaining natural resources as they connect us to one another and the land weve left behind.
10:00-10:50 am YOUR NATIVES LOVE RAINWATER
*Brook Sarson (Co-owner and CEO of CatchingH2O and H2OME)
Learn how to catch and store rainwater through both passive and active methods to keep your native garden thriving.
11:00-11:50am THE BIG EXCHANGE
*Joe Brisbois (Kiss the Ground Soil Advocate and Digital Producer, Designer, & Strategist)
Healthy soil plays a pivotal role in the health of our land, our air, and our water. Discover how soil works and how a regenerative approach to soil management can create an environmental situation that is worthy of sustaining.
11:50 am LUNCH: Bring lunch to picnic in the Park or dine at your choice of seven nearby Park restaurants and cafes.
1:10-2:00pm PERMACULTURE IN THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT GARDEN
*Colin H. Richard (Educator, Storyteller and Sustainable Designer)
Learn about permaculture, a holistic system of sustainable living, and how it can be lived out in your own backyard. Featuring examples from around the world, join Colin Richard for a discussion about the roots of this inspiring concept and how it can become a part of your life and garden.
2:10-3:00pm INTEGRATIVE DESIGN USING NATIVE PLANTS - A CASE STUDY
*Ari Tenenbaum (Founder Revolution Landscape)
Ari will share an in-depth analysis of a recently completed landscape installation from the design phase through completion. This project included California native plants, bio-swale rain water retention, and other sustainable design concepts that can be applied to many residential landscapes throughout San Diego County.
There will be five sessions in all, including an opening address from David Newsom, Founder of Wild Yards Project. Ari Tenenbaum, Founder of Revolution Landscape, will present an analysis on the design to installation of a recent local sustainable landscape install. Mid-day presentations will be deep-dives on certain areas of sustainable principles to incorporate into your native garden, including rainwater harvesting, soil maintenance, and permaculture and agroecology.
-Ample free parking available in the park
-Select seeds and books will be available for purchase at the workshop as well as other educational materials for you to take home and enhance the day's knowledge
-Two demonstration native plant garden plots for viewing in the park near the workshop
-Admission to the exhibits at the Museum of Photographic Arts is complementary for workshop participants
San Diego Artist Molly Paulick will be selling California native plant paintings and cards at the Winter Workshop. Visit her exhibit. Learn more about her painting at mollypaulick.com
General Registration Online: $50
Door Registration (if available): $50
Student Registration (with proof of ID at door): $25
Note: The venue can accommodate a mid-sized capacity. Thus, we expect tickets to sell out, so buy quickly!
-FREE PARKING is available in lots in Balboa Park with only a short walk to the event
-We do not offer REFUNDS but your registration can be TRANSFERRED to a person of your choice.
Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park (View)
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|