January 12, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hosted by the Los Angeles/Santa Monica Mountains Chapter of the California Native Plant Society
Presented by Genevieve Arnold, Theodore Payne Foundation

California native plant gardens and landscapes restore habitat in urban environments. On the regional scale, how can we further respond to the urgent need for efforts to build habitat and preserve biodiversity more effectively? One important way is to go local, and propagate ethically sourced plants from surrounding wild habitats for use in urban landscapes. Learn about the benefits of locally sourced plants with an overview of Theodore Payne Foundation’s Local Source Initiative and Long Live LA Conservation Seed Bank, as well as other regional efforts. This presentation will include profiles of some locally occurring native plant species and how they can be incorporated into urban landscapes in the Los Angeles area.

Genevieve has been working with and studying California’s native flora and its seeds for many years. A passion for the preservation and conservation of wild habitats as well sustainable gardening drive Genevieve’s work at the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants, where she serves as seed program manager. In addition to its in-house conservation seed bank, TPF’s seed program is involved in regional and state-wide collaborative seed banking efforts.

Information for logging onto the Zoom presentation will be posted on the LA/SMM CNPS website and Facebook 20 hours before the event and announced via email blast from the Chapter. If you are not on the Chapter’s email list, subscribe by clicking here.