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Thursday, March 28, 2019: Sage Against the Machine - a night of California native plant songs and stories: Join us as we welcome the duo ‘Sage Against The Machine’ for a captivating hour of native plant-themed music and stories about living and working with California native plants.  From the punk rock-inspired ‘Kill Your Lawn!’, to the tragic love ballad ‘Your Love is Like A Manzanita’, and the toe-tapping ‘Rare Plant Blues’, native plant horticulturists and musicians Evan Meyer and Antonio Sanchez promise to keep the night lively and fun.  Their unique collection of original songs and stories explore native plant conservation and horticultural themes in a sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking, but always entertaining fashion.  A unique native plant presentation not to be missed!

Sage Against The Machine is a piano/ guitar duo of native plant nerds who joined forces at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in 2013.  Pianist and vocalist Evan Meyer has worked as a professional musician in New England and is currently Assistant Director of the Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden at UCLA.  Guitarist and vocalist Antonio Sanchez has been an amatuer musician for over a decade, and is currently Assistant Nursery Manager at Growing Works Nursery in Camarillo.