General Meetings

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General Meeting ● Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Due to ongoing pandemic concerns, our September 10 meeting and program will take place at 7:30 p.m. via the following Zoom Invite Link: https://cnps-org.zoom.us/j/2945183480?pwd=V0RjeklXSVdtUWVUMzdGdjMwZVJmZz09   

After brief chapter announcements, our Horticultural Chair Pat Regan will introduce our exciting and much anticipated annual fall Native Plant Sale, which this year will take place online at the CNPS Store site. There will be time for a few questions, but you may want to wait until after our speaker, CNPS Horticultural Outreach Coordinator Maya Argaman, leads us through a demonstration of how the virtual Store will work.

The Sale is scheduled to officially open on Sept. 21 at 9:00 a.m. and continue until Sept. 27 at 5:00 p.m., when it officially closes.

As Pat said in the newsletter, this is a departure from our usual 1-day, 3-hour sale and has the advantage of additional time to choose your plants. To help with your selection process, we have provided a “draft” list of the plants, most with brief descriptions that we anticipate will be available. The list which you can access by clicking below is not an order form, it is reference only). http://chapters.cnps.org/montereybay/online-plant-sale/

All orders and purchases must go through the CNPS Store. More details will be sent closer to the Store opening date. And here is a hint: This year’s selections are extensive, fabulous, and diverse!

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)

Monterey Bay Chapter General Meeting: Virtual Plant Sale Primer
Speakers: Pat Regan and Maya Argaman

Using Native Plants for Fire Resistant Landscapes 

Speaker: Greg Rubin

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