An in-person, 5-week introductory course on the basics of native plant propagation.
Topics covered include: propagation, pre-treatment, cuttings, succulents, and divisions. As with the MiniNature Reserve culture, food will be provided (and feel free to bring something!)
Upon completion, participants will have a basic understanding of how to propagate native plants, along with several other special benefits.
Antonio Sanchez is the nursery manager and restoration volunteer outreach coordinator for SAMOFund in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, and has been working around native plants for nearly 2 decades. He is co-founder and lead singer of the native plant band Sage Against the Machine (@nativesageagainstthemachine), and was lead organizer for the California Native Food Symposium, the Southern California Monarch and Milkweed Conference, the first Ventura County Native Plant Symposium, and the California Native Sage Festival. Antonio has worked at various native plant institutions around the state, and has managed the nurseries at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, worked as a landscaper at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, worked as a nursery technician at the Theodore Payne Foundation for Native Plants, and co-founded and ran Nopalito Native Plant Nursery in Ventura, CA, with a good friend and a cousin, for nearly 4 years. He believes in making native plants fun and approachable to all, learning about and teaching old and new ways with native plants, and that Hummingbird Sage is probably the prettiest California native sage, but Salvia pachyphylla is a close second.
MiniNature Reservist Native Plant Propagation Certificate
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Attendance is required
Must be at least 13 years old
Must sign waivers and photo consent