Originally formed in 1965, the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is a statewide non-profit organization of amateurs and professionals with a common interest in California's native plants. The Society seeks to increase understanding of California's native flora and to preserve this rich resource for future generations. Membership is open to everyone.
Don't Miss These Upcoming Events by the Bee Aware Initiative!
Thursday, June 18th, 7:00 pm Plants That Attract Bees & Tour of the Library’s Demonstration Bee Garden
A Talk/Slideshow & Tour by Jaime Pawelek, the Library’s Bee Garden Designer
All kinds of bees––honey bees and native bees––depend on flowering plants for food. The variety of plants that attract bees is enormous––ornamental, fruit, nut, and vegetable plants, shrubs, and trees. The library’s demonstration garden focuses on drought-tolerant, native plants, as well as other plants that grow well in our climate and that attract different types of bees. Jaime Pawelek will give some highlights about her plant selections before touring the library’s newly established demonstration bee garden. Pawelek owns Wild Bee Garden Design and also works at the University of California’s Urban Bee Lab. The program and garden design is provided as part of a Book to Action (State Library) grant, and the garden was developed with the support of the St. Helena Beautification Foundation and others.
Martha Walker Garden Volunteer Work Group
Weekly work group meets every Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. to noon. Rain cancels.
Join our group of volunteer gardeners and learn about native plants while helping maintain the Garden.