Bristlecone, here I come!

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Inyo-Mono Master Gardener Program

The Bristlecone Chapter is partnering with the Master Gardeners in Bishop this weekend for a Water Wise Gardening Symposium. I’ll be speaking, along with local experts on irrigation, and other topics.

Katie Quinlan took on the organizing efforts for the chapter and with tight deadlines, we have got the program off and running!






Baja California chapter’s first Native Gardening Simposio

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Jose, Paula, Brenda

Our team of organizers


Plant ID samples


Scrub Oaks for students


Happy students at Ensenada UABC campus


Standing in line to get in!


More students at Tijuana symposia


Classroom at Otay Mesa UABC campus

César Garcia, Paula Pijoan and a bunch more of the Baja California chapter’s members put on a great Native Gardening Simposio this past weekend. The event was held Saturday in Tijuana and Sunday in Ensenada. UABC, the local university, hosted our groups and the outpouring of interested students was wonderful!

We had packed classrooms both days, with a lively discussion level and really interested and dedicated enthusiasts. This will certainly drive memberships for the chapter, although César won’t have a final count on increases until the membership applications are processed.

César gave an introduction to the plant communities and specific plants, I talked bout garden design principles and how to select natives, install ten and maintain them over time, and Paula gave overviews on how to propagate natives, since there is a shortage of available plants in their marketplace.

I’ll post more info, including a video clip testimonial, shortly.