The Sacramento Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society serves Sacramento, Yolo, Colusa, Sutter, and Yuba Counties, and parts of Placer and San Joaquin Counties.
The mission of CNPS is to increase understanding and appreciation of California’s native plants and to conserve them and their natural habitats, through education, science, advocacy, horticulture and land stewardship .
Our chapter meetings are free and the public is invited to attend. Meetings are start at 7pm on the 2nd Wednesday of the month (January - June and September - November) at the Shepard Garden and Arts Center, McKinley Park, 3330 McKinley Blvd, 95816. GOOGLE MAP
A wide selection of books and Sacramento Valley Chapter t-shirts are available for purchase at meetings. Refreshments are always provided!
Wednesday, September 9th, 7:00pm
Life Beyond a Lawn Presented by Landscape Designer Bernadette Balics
You stopped watering your lawn because of the drought and because you wanted something new. What to do? Come to this talk and be inspired to create a beautiful, water-wise garden. See a variety of no-lawn landscaping styles and ideas. Get professional tips on removing that weed-filled patch called a lawn, and learn to choose climate-adapted native plants. You’ll see how to have a lush landscape without that waterhogging grass.
Bernadette Balics, owner of Ecological Landscape Design, specializes in ecologically-oriented residential design. She enjoys creating landscapes that reduce water use, require less maintenance, and provide a connection to the natural world.