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Welcome to the Sanhedrin Chapter of the California Native Plant Society serving Inland Mendocino and Lake Counties.

Be sure to visit the Sanhedrin CNPS table at the Mendocino College Fall 2014 Plant Sale on Friday October 3 and Saturday October 4. Friday hours are 9 to 5 and Saturday hours are 9 to 3. We will also be offering a selection of books on native plant gardening

 

We have a New Meeting Space for Sanhedrin CNPS Programs & Speakers!

We have rented the Ukiah Garden Club House for the year and are happy to affiliate with this local gardening organization. We will be able to have monthly programs here and welcome members’ideas for future speakers and topics. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Our First Program is Native Plant Gardening for the Drought  

A special presentation by Ken Montgomery - Thursday, October 16, 2014, 7 PM at the Ukiah Garden Club House, 1203 W. Clay Street, Ukiah. Free and open to all. 

 

 Upcoming Field Trips and Events

Sanhedrin Chapter Field Trips 

Field trips are free and open to members and non-members. Beginners and botanists are invited to attend and learn more about the flora of Mendocino and Lake Counties. 

  • Oak Identification Walk in Low Gap Park - October 11, 2014 - 10 am.  We'll wander the trails through woodland, forest, and chaparral observing the high oak diversity found in the park and observe as many as 9 oak species and several hybrids. Meet at the picnic tables next to the parking lot at 10 am. Leader: Kerry Heise  (707) 462-4533  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  
  • Plant Habitat Walk in Low Gap Park - Sunday November 9, 2014. Meet 10 am at picnic table near tennis courts. Learn how two major geological units in the park show how the Coast Ranges were formed and see the different plant habitats growing on them. Several minor rock habitats will be pointed out and most local types of rocks identified. About 3 hours easy walk. Leader: Chuck Williams (707) 462-8984.

 

Other Local Events

  • Eel River Clean Up - Saturday, October 11, 2014, 9 AM at the Pioneer Bridge (past Potter Valley). Contact Beb Ware at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Hopland Area Russian River Clean Up - Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9 AM. Ken Johnson is organizing a Hopland area cleanup along sections of the Russian River. Volunteers will meet at the Real Goods parking lot at 9 am. They will meet back at the Real Goods Pond around noon where free lunch and beverages will be provided by the cleanup's sponsors. The Hopland Cleanup will provide bottled water, garbage grabbers and bags, but encourages volunteers to bring gloves. For more information contact Ken at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 570-0226.

 

CNPS Statewide Field Trips 

 

Rare Plant Treasure Hunt events calendar.

 

 

October Native Plant Sales

Local Plant Sale! The Mendocino College Fall 2014 Plant Sale will be on Friday October 3 and Saturday October 4. Friday hours are 9 to 5 and Saturday hours are 9 to 3. 

The Milo Baker Chapter's  43rd Annual Plant Sale is on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Santa Rosa Vets Building.

 

The Sanhedrin Chapter now has native plant books & posters

Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , call 462-2018, or you can pick them up at these events:
-Oct. 3rd & 4th CNPS table at College Plant Sale
-Oct. 11 Oak Walk in Low Gap Park
-Oct. 16 CNPS program on "Gardening with Native Plants" at the Ukiah Garden Club House

Native Plant Books for Sale:

  • California Native Gardening: A Month by Month Guide
  • California Native Plants for the Garden
  • California Wildlife Habitat Garden
  • Oaks of California
  • Wildflowers of Northern California's Wine Country and North  Coast Ranges

And Native Plant Posters: 

  • CNPS California Wildflower Posters:
    • Spring Wildflowers, Coast Wildflowers, Redwood Forest, Desert, Sierra Nevada, and Shrubs of the Coast Ranges
  • CNPS Grass Poster Placemat sets, laminated (4 per set)

  

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Click on the first photo below to view the slide show of local plants taken by our members.  

 

Founded in 1965, the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is a science‐based nonprofit dedicated to increasing understanding and appreciation of California’s native plants, and to conserving them and their natural habitats.