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A California native plant meadow in spring in the garden of Phil Van Soelen. Photo: Saxon Holt/PhotoBotanic.com

Almost one year ago, on October 15th and 16th, 2016, the Pacific Horticulture community gathered for a horticulture summit in Santa Rosa, Ca. The Changing Times, Changing Gardens Summit was focused specifically on "exploring the power of gardens in the context of their natural surroundings.” It featured nationally renowned speakers from across the horticultural horizon and offered visits to superb gardens that respect the region’s watershed and other ecological forces and systems. It was described as being targeted at an audience of "anyone eager to support the environment within the context of engaging, lively and resilient landscapes.”

 

California Coastal Range with oak trees near Novato, California. Photo: Saxon Holt/PhotoBotanic.com

Now those very landscapes we were gathering and learning in are on fire. The Luther Burbank Center, where we met, has sustained serious damage, as have many many homes, gardens...

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