Lawn Alternatives: Do-It-Yourself Native Plantscaping

The theme of this one-day class is how to design, install, and care for native plant gardens — to save money, save water, and save the environment, all at the same time. Topics range from garden design and plant selection to lawn removal, garden installation, and maintenance with a focus on specifics, practical steps, and how to information.  If you are a homeowner looking to do it yourself or a landscap professional wanting to hone or refresh your skills, this event if for you.

The speakers are accomplished professionals and authors:

  • Peigi Duvall of Indig Design
  • Deva Luna of EarthCare Landscaping
  • Sherri Osaka of Sustainable Landscape Design
  • Nancy Bauer, author of The California Wildlife Habitat Garden
  • Helen Popper, author of California Native Gardening: A Month-by-Month Guide

A program of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS), Santa Clara Valley, an organization dedicated to the understanding and appreciation of California’s native plants, and how to conserve them and their natural habitats. It is hosted by the Foothill College Environmental Horticulture Department, and sponsored by the Bay Area Water Supply Conservation Agenda and Santa Clara Valley Water District

Location: Lecture Hall 8338
Foothill College
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

See the special Lawn Alternatives page on the CNPS website for additional information and to register.

Fees: By September 15: $85 general, $75 CNPS members; after September 15: $95 general, $85 CNPS members; at the door $100. The program includes refreshments, lunch, and a reception. Books and plants will be available for sale.