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Thursday, October 28, 2021, 7:30 p.m.: "Tending the soil to tend the plants," with Orchid Black: Join us on Zoom for our October meeting, a timely talk by our own Orchid Black. Just in time for the fall planting season — create a soil microbiome that supports California native plants and reduces weeds by using principles inspired by advances in the science of soil health. Discover how plants make mycorrhizae happy and how roots take in and "eat" bacteria — how farmers are putting carbon in the soil and using diversity in plantings to boost diversity above and below ground! Regenerative agriculture and no-till practices offer solutions for happy and healthy native plants.

Orchid Black teaches the Native Palette and Sustainable Garden Practice classes at UCLA Extension, lectures widely on California native plants, is active in CNPS (including past president of our chapter), and is the owner of Native Sanctuary, a garden design practice.

Zoom instructions: This will be a Zoom meeting. To join the meeting, click the following link:
Passcode: 795450
Or by telephone:  +1 720 707 2699 (Denver — long distance charges may apply)
Meeting ID: 822 4861 0074   Passcode 795450