California Native Plants and Maintenance Online Class

We are so excited to be launching our first online course! Welcome to the California Native Plants and Maintenance class. In this class we teach you how to create a low water, low maintenance landscape that is good for the climate, the environment and your pocket book.

  • Why California native plants really are the easiest for your pocket book and your landscape   
  • Change the climate in your own backyard
  • Select the right kind of native plants for your yard
  • Encourage birds and butterflies into your yard
  • Design a colourful year-round native plant garden
  • Create a garden that doesn’t require automatic irrigation
  • Build the foundation of a healthy garden in four steps
  • Avoid these nine deadly mistakes when planting
  • The best and worst months to plant (if you are hoping to keep your plants alive!)
  • Maintain your native garden with little work as possible

Sign up now and get the early bird price of $29. This offer will expire at 9pm on December 9th, 2016.



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Diane Downey and Sheri Menelli specialize in earth-friendly landscaping practices, including vegetable gardening, rainwater capture, soil health, native plants, and efficient irrigation. Diane is a professional landscape designer with over 10 years’ experience, and Sheri is a certified permaculture designer with a six-year-old food forest in her backyard. Combined, they have over two decades of teaching experience. Their classes are taught to the public in the classroom, in the field, and via one-on-one garden coaching sessions.
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