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Sat, Jan 06



shtakuk MiniNature Reserve

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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shtakuk MiniNature Reserve
shtakuk MiniNature Reserve

Time & Location

Jan 06, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Oxnard, Oxnard, CA, USA


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What is a MiniNature Reserve Installation?

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

What are we doing in this workshop?

Weeding. Digging holes. Putting in coastal sage scrub species. 

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 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.

Where is it?

To receive exact location, you must RSVP. We will send out the location A few days in advance, the day prior, and the day of.

What does "shtakuk" mean?

Most people know this plant by the name Chaparral Yucca. The Chumash peoples named this plant "shtakuk." To this day, the plant's stalk, fruits, seeds, and petals make up an important part of Chumash cuisine and cultural dishes. In addition, the leaves provide fibers for cordage. The cultural significance of this plant to the First Peoples is why we choose to dedicate this MNR to this very tall & beautiful plant.

Should I bring anything?

-Gardening gloves


-Sun Protection

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 garden:

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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