Bay Friendly Yards

Bay Friendly Yards
with Master Gardeners, Linda Shotwell and Nicki Edwards
Saturday, April 8 from 1 PM – 2 PM,
followed at 2 PM with a free docent-led tour.

April_BayFriendly_by FredMoorePlanning a beautiful and colorful garden in windy, sandy, and sea sprayed coastal communities on the central coast can be tricky.  We have some tips for creating a home garden in harmony with the natural environment that also helps preserve the health of our sensitive estuary!  Join us on Saturday, April 8 at 1PM at the SLO Botanical Garden as we collaborate with the Morro Bay National Estuary Program’s “State of the Bay” event to learn how you can create a sustainable home garden that helps preserve the beauty of our bay, presented by local Master Gardener, Linda Shotwell and Nicki Edwards. Presentation is followed by a free docent-led tour of the Garden at 2PM.

Presentation is $5 for Garden members/$10 non-members. No reservations are needed. For more information contact education@slobg.org.

Linda Shotwell founded Landsystems and Associates landscape and consulting firm in 1986. A career milestone was the design, specifications and field construction administration for a 400-acre watershed restoration. The project was implemented in conjunction with the Morro Bay National Estuary Program, under the jurisdiction of the Environmental Projection Agency and the Regional Water Quality Control Board. Linda specializes in a broad spectrum of professional landscape services that include local residential and commercial design, site and space planning for large rural properties, plant procurement, construction and maintenance commissioning, planting and irrigation plans.

 

Getting to know your Palms

This lecture is designed to give participants an introduction to plant morphology, systematics, anatomy, ecology, and conservation of palms in a botanical garden setting. We will cover basic palm biology, including vegetative and reproductive form and function, the global diversity of palms, and their relationships.  Finally, we will learn how to recognize the most widely planted palms in California.

 

Dr. Jenn Yost is a botany professor at Cal Poly in the biology department.  She is the Director of the Hoover Herbarium.  She teaches general botany courses and the upper division plant taxonomy and field botany courses. She studies the genus Dudleya, little succulent plants found on rocky outcrops, and the genus Lasthenia, or goldfields. She is an evolutionary biologist who tries to understand how new species are generated. Jenn received her PhD from UC Santa Cruz where she studied cryptic species on serpentine outcrops throughout California.

Getting to know your Palms

This lecture is designed to give participants an introduction to plant morphology, systematics, anatomy, ecology, and conservation of palms in a botanical garden setting. We will cover basic palm biology, including vegetative and reproductive form and function, the global diversity of palms, and their relationships.  Finally, we will learn how to recognize the most widely planted palms in California.

 

Dr. Jenn Yost is a botany professor at Cal Poly in the biology department.  She is the Director of the Hoover Herbarium.  She teaches general botany courses and the upper division plant taxonomy and field botany courses. She studies the genus Dudleya, little succulent plants found on rocky outcrops, and the genus Lasthenia, or goldfields. She is an evolutionary biologist who tries to understand how new species are generated. Jenn received her PhD from UC Santa Cruz where she studied cryptic species on serpentine outcrops throughout California.

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