Learn how to remove or reduce your lawn, and choose native plants that can thrive and enrich your new landscape. The program’s presenters will also share special insights about designing landscapes with native plants. See images of many locally native plants, even a native grass lawn, as well as native plant landscapes that were once just lawn.

Colorful native perennials and annuals, with a background of swaying native grasses
Colorful native perennials and annuals including orange California poppies, purple penstemon, and white common yarrow, against a background of swaying native deergrass. Photo by Nancy Gilbert.

This program by the local California Native Plant Society’s Redbud Chapter on how and why convert your lawn to a native landscape was a big hit in Roseville in August. Now they are bringing it to Nevada County by including more plants local to this county (and still covering Placer County). 

Save water, beautify your yard, and support our local birds and butterflies by converting your lawn to a native landscape! It’s a free public workshop (preceded by a short Redbud chapter meeting.)

Both Chrissy Freeman and Tece Markel are active in the Redbud Chapter, as well as members of Master Gardener programs.

Event details: https://chapters.cnps.org/redbud/2023/09/03/october-28-2023/

The Redbud Chapter of the California Native Plant Society serves western Nevada and Placer Counties. They offer native plant sales, programs on native plant-related topics, field trips, a hands-on propagation group, grants to local schools and non-profits for education and restoration projects, a quarterly newsletter, and ongoing advocacy and conservation projects. Most activities are free and open to the public.

To become involved or join, email RedbudChapter@gmail.com. Website: https://chapters.cnps.org/redbud/ 

Who: California Native Plant Society’s Redbud Chapter

What: From Lawn to Native Landscape: Back by popular demand!

When: October 28, 2023 2 p.m.

Where: Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way, Nevada City