General Meetings

Point Lobos – Lizard Tail (Eriophyllum staechadifolium)

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General Meeting ● Thursday, March 12, 2020

Far from being the fire-bombs often depicted in the media, a native landscape can be an ecologically responsible approach to creating effective defensible space. Having had over two dozen properties experience major fire events in San Diego county, not a single home was lost. Intrigued by his success, the US Navy picked Greg’s company to conduct a five-year research study into the effectiveness of California native landscapes as enhanced defensible space. Greg’s Co-Principle Investigator was Dr. Jon Keeley, one of the world’s foremost fire ecologists. Greg will cover the startling conclusions from the research, as well as general principles for successful native landscape design, installation, and maintenance. Designed appropriately, a native landscape may help protect your home in a fire.

 

Greg Rubin founded California’s Own Native Landscape Design, Inc. in 1995, emphasizing a uniquely ecological approach to landscape design, different from ornamental horticulture. Greg (with Lucy Warren) co-authored two best-selling books from Timber Press: The California Native Landscape, and The Drought Defying California Landscape. He has made frequent appearances in television & radio, as well as written articles for (or been featured in) numerous publications. In 2018, he was chosen Horticulturist of the Year by the San Diego Horticultural Society. 1st, 2nd 3rd

 

General Meeting ● Thursday, May 14

Visiting and Book Purchasing from 7:00pm

Meeting and Program Begin at 7:30pm

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

(General meetings are the second Thursday, every other month)

Using Native Plants for Fire Resistant Landscapes 

Speaker: Greg Rubin

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