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General Meeting ● Thursday, September 9th, 2021

Due to ongoing pandemic concerns, our general meetings and programs will take place at 7:30 p.m. via the following Zoom Invite Link: https://cnps-org.zoom.us/j/5108347312?pwd=QU5kd3R0MXhmdGdESjlPU05vNnVVdz09

As has become our custom, the September meeting will focus on the Horticulture of Native plants. In preparation for our October annual Plant sale we will discuss some of the plants that will be available. In looking over the list of plants that we sold in our sale last year… It is an impressive group of Latin words and colorful nicknames. For me a comforting accounting of old friends that conjure memories of places and fragrances and life events. But for many, it is just that, a list of difficult to pronounce words that require an interpreter and beg for descriptions and photographs to have any idea of what it looks like, much less know how it might grow. Sometimes, when looking for new ideas for your own garden, even with a good concise description and a picture, many of these plants remain a mystery and feel like a risk not worth taking. What we often need is a friend who has grown the plant in their garden and can recommend it from their experience, to give us the confidence to give it a try.
Well, we would like to offer a group of friends to do just that. Our September 9th General meeting will include a panel of CNPS members who have discovered the joys (and agonies) of Native Plant gardening. Each will present 5-10 plants that they particularly like and have grown in their own gardens.
Good photographs will be complemented with comments about why they like the plant, where they have grown it and extra tidbits that might include the origin, the natural history, good companions for that plant and any cautionary notes. (For example: don’t prune a Flannel bush and then rub your eyes to get the “dust” out) Our Panel of gardeners includes Peigi Duvall, Amy Essick, Pat Regan and Loren Walden who have all gardened in a variety of California microclimates and had a full spectrum of successes and failures that will benefit your plant selecting this fall.

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Because the Chapter is still observing the COVID-19 directives to avoid large gatherings of people, we’ll have a presentation using Zoom in lieu of a regular chapter meeting at the Pacific Grove Museum. You can watch the lecture at home on your computer.

The Zoom link will be posted on the website, https://chapters.cnps.org/montereybay/ and sent a day or two in advance in an eblast. The Zoom presentation will start at 7:30 and you’ll need to login to the web link with the instructions that will be available on the Chapter website and sent in the eblast. As there is a waiting room at our Zoom meeting, please come early!

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Our Panel includes Peigi Duvall, Amy Essick, Pat Regan and Loren Walden who have all gardened in a variety of California microclimates and had a full spectrum of successes and failures that will benefit your plant selecting this fall.

Monterey Bay Chapter General Meeting:

A Few of Our Favorite Things

Speakers: Peigi Duvall, Amy Essick, Pat Regan and Loren Walden
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General Meeting ● Thursday, July 8th, 2021

Due to ongoing pandemic concerns, our general meetings and programs will take place at 7:30 p.m. via the following Zoom Invite Link: https://cnps-org.zoom.us/j/5108347312?pwd=QU5kd3R0MXhmdGdESjlPU05vNnVVdz09

Jake Reisdorf’s visionary retail store and education room has come to life in Carmel By-the-Sea. But at his core, there’s more to Jake than just honey and hives. Through his “Jake Gives Back” campaign he visits schools and community groups educating others about honey and bees. This CEO is empowering current and future generations to make positive decisions concerning honey bee health, habitat and pollination. Remember: No Bees, No Food, No People.

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Because the Chapter is still observing the COVID-19 directives to avoid large gatherings of people, we’ll have a presentation using Zoom in lieu of a regular chapter meeting at the Pacific Grove Museum. You can watch the lecture at home on your computer.

The Zoom link will be posted on the website, https://chapters.cnps.org/montereybay/ and sent a day or two in advance in an eblast. The Zoom presentation will start at 7:30 and you’ll need to login to the web link with the instructions that will be available on the Chapter website and sent in the eblast. As there is a waiting room at our Zoom meeting, please come early!

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Named California Small Business of the Year, CSUMB Startup Challenge Main Street Division Winner and SCORE’s National Young Entrepreneur of the Year is just the beginning for Jake. He is the Owner and Operator of Carmel Honey Company. What began six years ago as a 5th grade homework assignment has now grown into a sweet family business. Learn more about this Carmel High School Senior and how he started a business in middle school, but also about the importance of bees to our ecosystem and the truth about real raw honey.

Monterey Bay Chapter General Meeting:

No Bees, No Food, No People.

Speakers: Jake Residorf

Details of prior general meetings can be found in the Events archive: