Gardening: Saving Water and Bees in San Jose

Limnanthes vinculans (Sebastopol meadowfoam)

For many reasons plants native to California are quickly disappearing, urban development being just one. Citizen groups are encouraging homeowners to use native plants in their landscaping. Not only do these plants look natural and save water, they may be beneficial to birds, butterflies, and play a role in saving the bee population.

“If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man,” – a quote attributed to Albert Einstein.

The Santa Clara Valley Water District has four Saturday workshops where the homeowner can learn to select plants and how to be more efficient with their water use.

One of the workshops will be presented by Rebecca Schoenenberger.
Rebecca, a garden consultant, will discuss how to garden with native plants.

Gardening with Native Gardens:
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Saturday March 20th, 2010
9am to 12 noon
Cost: Free
Call 408-265-2607 (x 2554)
Class size is limited.

Native wildflower Blazing Star (Mentzelia lindleyi)

Pollinators and Native Gardens, with Rebecca Schoenenberger (landscape and maintenance expert)
Learn how to create a habitat garden and encourage pollinators:
Almaden Valley Library
6455 Camden Ave, San Jose
March 23rd, 2010
6:30pm to 8pm

Rebecca Schoenenberger
California Nativescapes
calnativescapes@gmail.com
408-666-1822 (Cell)
408-243-5663 (Office)

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