IN THE FIELD: Fungi Walk
Date: February 11, 2023 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Yuba Rim Trail
Join us in partnering with Bear Yuba Land Trust for a walk full of fungi! Shane Hanofee will be leading a hike…
Redbud sponsors lectures, presentations, meetups, and other events from time to time throughout the year. All are welcome — Redbud and other CNPS members as well as the general public. We are “Passionate About (Native) Plants” and hope that you will be, too!
We now offering some Redbud events in person. If you can help make these available via Zoom also, please contact Redbud. Some events will be solely on Zoom.
Check out our dedicated Plant Sale page!
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Invitations to and from the Garden: Cultivating Places & People
March 11, 2023 2 p.m.
Location: Peace Lutheran Church, 828 W. Main Street, Grass Valley
Presenter: Jennifer Jewell
Tickets: $20 Purchase online (starting January 25)
Come hear one of the leading voices on the interconnectedness…
Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change — A 25-Year Journey
April 13, 2023 6 p.m.
Presenters: Rob Badger and Nita Winter
Internationally acclaimed conservation photographers Rob Badger and Nita Winter take you behind the scenes of their 27-year journey photographing…
Using Native Bees for Orchard Pollination
May 17, 2023 7 p.m.
Location: Auburn Library, 350 Nevada St, Auburn
Presenter: Steve Peterson, Ph.D.
Steve Peterson, Ph.D., runs Foothill Bee Ranch in Foresthill. He has many years of experience managing blue orchard bees and alfalfa leafcutting bees…
Creating Bird-Friendly Landscapes
Sept 21, 2022 6 p.m.
Presenter: Nancy Gilbert
Online via Zoom and via YouTube Streaming
This PowerPoint presentation created by Nancy and Ames Gilbert includes many photos of birds interacting with native plants, as well as essential information on how to…
Title: Darlingtonia Conservation & Ecology
Presenter: Jameison Chilton
Date and time: Jan 27, 2022 6 p.m.
Desc.: For many, hearing of carnivorous plants calls to mind distant tropical environments. Jungles. Swamps. The sorts of environments one might not associate with the typically drought-prone,…
Member Meeting + Program: Adventures in Native-Plant Gardening
Presenters: Jeanne Wilson, Chrissy Freeman, Carol Thompson, and Darlene Ward
Virtual Event – 7 p.m. – October 28, 2021
This is the first of two Zoom member meetings related to chapter officer elections. At this…
In Conversation with Shane Hanofee: Wildflower Walk & Identification
Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 4 PM PDT
Tickets available online at
$10, Free to Members of the Center
Runtime: approximately 45minutes to an hour.
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/351035989653371/
Nevada County is home to nearly 2000 species of…
So Many Columbines: Connecting Genetic and Ecological Factors Spurring Speciation in Columbines
Presenter: Dr. Evangeline Ballerini
Virtual Event: 6 p.m. April 22, 2021
The genus Aquilegia has undergone a rapid radiation, evolving 70-80 species with diverse floral morphologies and habitats, in the past…
Redbud Chapter Growing Native Plants Panel Discussion
We will be hosting a panel of Redbud Chapter members with extensive experience growing our local native plants to answer your questions covering any topic you may want to ask about. Whether you want…
“Rainwater Harvesting and Rainscaping Strategies for Healthy Watersheds.”
Presenters: Nancy and Ames Gilbert.
Virtual Event. September 23rd 2020 6:45pm
Nancy, our chapter Horticulture Chair, and Ames also a long-time active Redbud volunteer, have been implementing permaculture and regenerative forestry and gardening practices on…
What Makes Gardening with Natives Special?
Presenter: Chrissy Freeman
Virtual event. Saturday, September 19, noon
Explore how gardening with California native plants differs from gardening with regular nursery plants, with Redbud member and Nevada County Master Gardener Chrissy Freeman. We’ll cover how native…
Putting Passion into Action: Advocating for What We Love
Presenter: Leslie Warren, Redbud Conservation Advocacy Co-Chair
Virtual Event, Wednesday, September 17, 7 pm (Postponed from Sep. 9 because of PSPS)
Decisions made by our local elected officials impact our lives significantly. Leslie will talk…
Redbud Chapter Meeting
Virtual event. Wednesday, September 16, 7 p.m.
Get up to date on Redbud activities, including the October virtual plant sale, conservation advocacy opportunities in Nevada and Placer Counties, and more!
We’ll announce winners of our festival-long Redbud Treasure Hunt…