PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA

Tripp Mikich

A native way of life

The true harbinger of spring arrives this Saturday, April 4, with the annual Spring Native Plant Sale by the El Dorado Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (EDC CNPS). The biannual sale (there’s another in the fall) offers a tantalizing, even irresistible selection of California native trees, shrubs, grasses and perennials from some of […]

Spring seeds big doings

With the annual Spring California Native Plant Sale just around the corner on April 4, the El Dorado Chapter of the California Native Plant Sale is gearing up for a busy year of public talks, workshops, field trips, Rare Plant Treasure Hunts and field surveys in the King Fire burn areas in the Eldorado National […]

Tibetan Monks return to county

El Dorado County has a very special tradition to begin the new year with, a tradition now in its 12th year and perhaps unique in the nation. Here in the foothills, backed by snow-covered Sierra Nevada peaks, residents begin each year with a two-week visit by the Tibetan monks of Gaden Shartse Monastery. With its […]

Placerville Friends of Tibet present film

Placerville Friends of Tibet presents “When the Iron Bird Flies: Tibetan Buddhism Arrives in the West” on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Cozmic Café, 594 Main St. in Placerville. The film showing is a benefit for the Jan. 2-15, 2015 residence in Placerville by six Tibetan monks of Gaden Shartse Dokhang Monastery in […]

From weeds to garden

El Dorado Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) presents “Rising from the Weeds: Transforming the Landscape for a Native Plant Demonstration Garden,” a talk and slide show by El Dorado Chapter CNPS board member and University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Master Gardener Alice Cantelow. The talk highlights the development and planning process […]

A busy year for El Dorado Native Plant Chapter

The 50th anniversary of the California Native Plant Society kicks off this January with a statewide Conservation Conference in San Jose and the El Dorado Chapter can look with pride on its growth and accomplishments over the past year. “We’ve been active in many areas, including horticulture, education, weed abatement, rare plant identification and even […]

Native Plant Sale — perfect fall event

What: Fall Native Plant Sale Who: El Dorado Chapter California Native Plant Society Where: El Dorado County Center on Fair Lane in Placerville When: Saturday, Oct. 4, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Information: eldoradocnps.org or call 530-748-9365   Fall brings many things, not the least of which is the hard-fought containment of the King Fire. With the fire finally under control, […]

Learn about Sierra Foothill perennials and shrubs

What: California Perennials and Shrubs for Sierra Foothill Gardens Who: El Dorado Chapter of the California Native Plant Society Where: Planning Commission Room, Building C, El Dorado County Government Center, 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville When: Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. Cost: Free Information: 530-748-9365 or e-mail [email protected] El Dorado Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (EDC CNPS) […]

Discover butterflies of the Sierra Nevada

What: “Butterflies of the Sierra Nevada and Their Plant Interactions” Who: El Dorado Chapter of the California Native Plant Society Where: Planning Commission Room, Building C of the El Dorado County Government Center, 2850 Fairlane Court in Placerville When: Tuesday, July 22 at 7 p.m. Cost: No charge Information: facebook.com/eldoradocnps or eldoradocnps.org The El Dorado Chapter of the California […]

Native by Design

Karin Kaufman loves her work. Whether it’s talking about her early social work with migrant communities or her graduate certificate in landscape architecture from University of California, Los Angeles, or her recent Nevada City downtown seating area project, or even a simple native penstemon, Kaufman radiates real love for what she does. Landscape architecture is […]

Go native

For 20 years, one thing has been certain come April in El Dorado County and we don’t mean taxes. We’re referring to the annual Spring Native Plant Sale by the El Dorado Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (EDC CNPS). This year’s sale marks the 20th year since the chapter was founded in 1994 […]

Spring wildflowers beckon

Ever wonder where the best places in El Dorado County are to catch the most colorful displays of spring wildflowers? Well, the El Dorado Chapter of the California Native Plant Society has the answer to that question in their Tuesday, March 25 presentation “Spring Wildflower Wanderings in El Dorado County.” The presentation is at the […]

Native plant sale — a fall tradition

The Fall Native Plant Sale of the El Dorado Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) takes place Saturday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the El Dorado County Government Center, 330 Fair Lane in Placerville. This annual fall plant sale (another chapter plant sale takes place in the […]

Planting tips for success

Fall planting is a strategy that will increase the success rate, resulting in more living, thriving plants, than those planted at any other time of year.   Here’s why 1. All newly planted plants need to be watered often. Fall and winter rains can do at least some of the job. 2. New transplants are […]

Learn about successful meadow restoration

On Tuesday, Sept. 24 the El Dorado Chapter of the California Native Plant Society welcomes local native plant grower and landscaper Steve Dowty for a talk on “Meadow Restoration and Management.” Dowty is a long time grower of California native plants in the area, specializing in plants for meadows. Some years ago, he began work […]

Native plant expert to speak

Dan Gluesenkamp is the executive director of the California Native Plant Society, with headquarters in Sacramento and 34 chapters throughout the state, including the local El Dorado Chapter. The El Dorado County group is presenting an evening with Gluesenkamp on Tuesday, July 23 at the El Dorado County Library, 345 Fair Lane in Placerville, at […]

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