Thursday, October 27, 2016, 7:30 p.m.: The Hahamongna Native Plant Nursery, with Nick Hummingbird: Hahamongna Native Plant Nursery is a grassroots non-profit nursery ran by the Arroyo Seco Foundation producing native plants propagated from sustainably-collected seeds and cuttings within the Arroyo Seco watershed.
Being largely volunteer driven, the nursery has become a place of community where people from all walks of life and from all over the Los Angeles area gather to learn about the native flora and fauna of the area, plant propagation, seed collection and storage, among many other aspects of horticulture and the benefits of native plants. The plants propagated at the nursery are used both for restoration projects as well as landscaping in both public areas and private homes. With over 10,000 plants and approximately 200 species on the quarter acre site, Hahamongna Nursery is a sanctuary that brings serenity to the rush of daily life as well as a haven for the many species of animals and insects that reside alongside the plants.
Nicholas Hummingbird is the manager and driving force behind the Hahamongna native plant nursery. Formerly employed with the National Park Service, Nick now works with the Arroyo Seco Foundation to provide much needed outreach and restoration support for the Arroyo Seco watershed. Hahamongna is proudly the first California native plant nursery in Southern California that bears an indigenous name and is run with indigenous management, fostering stewardship of the land that we all call home.