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Volume 6, Issue 97  | December 3, 2021


ENC to hold Fall Native Plant Sale and Walk

On Saturday, Nov. 13, the Environmental Nature Center (ENC) is holding a Fall Native Plant Sale from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and a Native Plant Uses Walk from 1-3 p.m.

Fall is planting season in Southern California, so ENC has stocked up on some great landscape quality species from Tree of Life Nursery including California sagebrush, Wooly leaf ceanothus, Ladyfingers, Sticky dudleya, California buckwheat, Coyote Mint, Showy Penstemon, White sage and Cleveland sage.

ENC to hold white sage

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White sage (Salvia apiana) is among the native plants for sale

ENC’s horticulture interns have also been busy propagating species like Eriogonum gigantea (Queen Anne’s lace), Beach strawberry, Woodland strawberry, Bladderpod, Arroyo Willow and more. Purchase beautiful and engaging native plants to enjoy year-round. They will provide habitat and encourage birds and butterflies to visit your yard. Proceeds benefit environmental education in the community. ENC members receive a 10% discount. For more information and a list of native plants for sale, go here.

Following the native plant sale, come join the walk when herbalist William Broen will discuss traditional and modern uses of plants as well as how a plant’s survival tactics affect how they are used by us, how we can tell a lot about plants through our senses, plant folklore and other related topics.

ENC to hold Broen

Bioregional herbalist William Broen leads the Native Plant Uses Walk

Broen’s walks are informative, interactive, accessible, fun and understandable. He is always happy to share his knowledge of botanical medicine with interested people.

A bioregional herbalist (one who focuses on local California plants), Broen integrates knowledge and concepts from many world traditions. He has been conducting lectures on medicinal and edible plants of California and the Southwestern United States for 20 years. For more information and to register, go here. Pre-registration is required.

Environmental Nature Center is located at 1601 E.16th St., Newport Beach.

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