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Sat, Feb 10


B st. Parking Lot Entrance

MiniNature Reserve Installation

An MNR is a native garden in a public park, school, parkway, or small business storefront. MNRs are our way of restoring and preserving nature in urban environments.

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MiniNature Reserve Installation
MiniNature Reserve Installation

Time & Location

Feb 10, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

B st. Parking Lot Entrance, Heritage Square


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What is a MiniNature Reserve?

A MiniNature Reserve (MNR) is a native garden planted by volunteers in a parkway, school, local park, or other small area. A MiniNature Reserve Installation is the event in which we do the planting.

What are we doing at this event?

Under the guidance of the lead volunteer, we will be digging holes and transplanting plants to their new home.

What should I bring with me?

-Gardening gloves


-Sun Protection

MiniNature Reserve will provide spare water, snacks, orange safety vests, and tools.

What should I expect?

We will be outdoors for this event. Dress comfortably and be ready to get dirty! Before participating, you MUST sign a waiver, you MUST wear an orange safety vest (we will provide), and you MUST wear gloves. We will be digging holes, putting plants in the ground, working with tools, & more. There are NO RESTROOMS on site. If you need a restroom, there may be a nearby business with public restrooms.

Who is MiniNature Reserve?

MiniNature Reserve 501(c)(3) is a Gen Z-led native plant conservation and community garden nursery. Our mission is to reestablish native plants in the urban environment.

What is the age requirement for MiniNature Reserve Installations?

Participants must be at least 18 years old in order to sign a waiver.

Participants under the age of 18 are welcome with the presence of their legal guardian/parent for the duration of the event.

Are there bathrooms at this event?

There are no restrooms on site, however, neighboring businesses may have an available public restroom.

What if there is rain forecasted?

In case of rain, we will provide rain ponchos.

Who do I contact if I have questions or concerns?

Please reach out to or contact Diego at (805) 816-8732.

Are there accommodations for people who need it?

Please contact us for further information.

Can I bring my youth organization or school group? Please contact us for further information. We need legal guardians/parents to sign waivers.

Can I plant my own plants in this MiniNature Reserve?

Yes, we would absolutely love that! If you would like to bring a plant to put in the ground or some seeds to spread, we will take any of the following species for this MiniNature Reserve Installation:

-Coastal sagebrush

-Purple sage

-Black sage

-Bush sunflower

-CA buckwheat

-Conejo buckwheat

-Ashy leaf buckwheat

-Cliff buckwheat

-Golden Bush

-Black Sage

-Monkey Flower

-California Fuschia

-Bladder pod

-Silver Bush Lupine

-Coyote bush


-Golden yarrow



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