Marin Master Gardeners
University of California
Marin Master Gardeners

Gardening with California Natives

Date: December 14, 2018

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Contact: Arline Rowe at

Sponsor: Marin Master Gardeners

Location: San Rafael Public Library

Event Details

Program: There are thousands of native California plants and Marin County's Mediterranean climate is the perfect place for many of them. Learn why and how using native plants in your landscape is a way to help make up for habitat lost to development. Because native plants have co-evolved with native birds, butterflies, bees, other beneficial insects and mammals, planting them in your gardens helps maintain these populations. By using native plants, you can build a beautiful landscape that uses less water and fewer chemical fertilizers and pesticides.

Speaker: Bob Mauceli has been a Marin Master Gardener since 2014. He lives on a north Novato hillside with 21 Tuscan olive trees and a landscape of native trees, shrubs, ground covers and perennials. Bob is also a member of the California Native Plant Society, and is a birder. He has built natural habitats in all the places he and his family have lived.

Cost: None

Contact: Arline Rowe at or 415-473-4202

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