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Celebrate California Native Plant Week

with Lost Foods Native Plant Nursery and Sanctuaries!

Grow Local! Grow Native! Lost Foods.

NATIVE PLANT WEEK

April 11-19, 2015

 A week dedicated to the appreciation, education, and conservation of California’s fabulous native flora.  Brought to you by the California Native Plant Society, protecting California’s native flora since 1965.

SHORT AND LONG WALKS

April 12, Sunday. 2 p.m. Old Town Native Plant Garden. Right there by the sidewalk and parking lot at Second and H Streets, Eureka, you will find a diverse, interesting, and useful garden of native plants. Besides answering questions, garden creator Monty Caid of Lost Foods Nursery will talk about the many uses of the native plants there and the importance of growing and using native plants for food, medicine, and attracting and providing habitat for wildlife like birds, bees, and butterflies. Lost Foods is a local non-profit dedicated to restoring native plant diversity and abundance. 707-268-8447

April 14, Tues. 2 p.m. Lost Foods Native Plant Nursery and Sanctuary, Redwood Acres. Native plants have been thriving in this garden and nursery created by Monty Caid at the edge of the fairgrounds. He will answer questions and talk about the many uses of the native plants there and the importance of growing and using native plants for food, medicine, and attracting and providing habitat for wildlife like birds, bees, and butterflies. Find the nursery and sanctuary at the Redwood Acres Fairgrounds in Eureka, 3750 Harris Street. Enter the fairgrounds at Gate #3 at the end of Harris Street and turn left and follow the road to the garden area. Lost Foods is a local non-profit dedicated to restoring native plant diversity and abundance. 707-268-8447

April 15, Wed. 2 p.m. Ryan House Lost Foods Native Plant Sanctuary. Knowledgeable and experienced native plant gardener Monty Caid, of Lost Foods, created a native plant garden at this historic, Eureka house, 1000 E St. While you enjoy the attractive garden Monty will answer questions and talk about the many uses of the native plants there and the importance of growing and using native plants for food, medicine, and attracting and providing habitat for wildlife like birds, bees, and butterflies. Lost Foods is a local non-profit dedicated to restoring native plant diversity and abundance. 707-268-8447

April 16, Thurs. 2 p.m. . Lost Foods Native Plant Nursery and Sanctuary, Redwood Acres. Native plants have been thriving in this garden and nursery created by Monty Caid at the edge of the fairgrounds. He will answer questions and talk about the many uses of the native plants there and the importance of growing and using native plants for food, medicine, and attracting and providing habitat for wildlife like birds, bees, and butterflies. Find the nursery and sanctuary at the Redwood Acres Fairgrounds in Eureka, 3750 Harris Street. Enter the fairgrounds at Gate #3 at the end of Harris Street and turn left and follow the road to the garden area. Lost Foods is a local non-profit dedicated to restoring native plant diversity and abundance. 707-268-8447

April 18, Sat. 2 p.m. . Lost Foods Native Plant Nursery and Sanctuary, Redwood Acres. Native plants have been thriving in this garden and nursery created by Monty Caid at the edge of the fairgrounds. He will answer questions and talk about the many uses of the native plants there and the importance of growing and using native plants for food, medicine, and attracting and providing habitat for wildlife like birds, bees, and butterflies. Find the nursery and sanctuary at the Redwood Acres Fairgrounds in Eureka, 3750 Harris Street. Enter the fairgrounds at Gate #3 at the end of Harris Street and turn left and follow the road to the garden area. Lost Foods is a local non-profit dedicated to restoring native plant diversity and abundance. 707-268-8447

LECTURES

April 17, Fri. 11 a.m. “The Importance of California Native Plants” by Monty Caid at the Lost Foods Native Plant Nursery.  Find the nursery and sanctuary at the Redwood Acres Fairgrounds in Eureka, 3750 Harris Street. Enter the fairgrounds at Gate #3 at the end of Harris Street and turn left and follow the road to the garden area. Lost Foods is a local non-profit dedicated to restoring native plant diversity and abundance. 707-268-8447

Ongoing: Lost Foods Nursery. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 12 noon-5 p.m. At the Redwood Acres Fairgrounds in Eureka, 3750 Harris Street. Enter the fairgrounds at Gate #3 at the end of Harris Street and turn left and follow the road to the garden area. 707-268-8447

An article I wrote to Eureka Times-standard and was published yesterday!

Native Biodiversity and Healthy Ecosystems can help us prevent, heal, and adapt to Climate Change.

Ecosystems are self regulating, sustainable living systems that provide the needs for life to thrive on all different parts of the earth. Ecosystems clean the air and water, provide food, medicine and wood, recycle waste and nutrients and create soil, regulate the atmosphere, climate and weather, control disease and more. Ecosystems are what make conditions for life on this planet possible for all species.
Ecosystems are made up of diverse groups of native plants and wildlife that have evolved together in a specific region for thousands of years, creating a symbiotic relationship. Every native species has an important role to play in keeping the system healthy. The more native diversity in the ecosystem the more balanced, productive, efficient and sustainable the system becomes. Native biodiversity is what make ecosystems strong and resilient, the more species working together, the more stable and adaptable to climate change, natural disasters and other disturbances. Ecosystems also prevent climate change.
Native plants and the native wildlife that make up these ecosystems, depend on, support and sustain each other. Native plants provide the correct habitats wildlife need to survive, providing the correct foods and shelters wildlife need to eat, live, rest, breed, and raise young. The more plant diversity the more wildlife diversity the ecosystem can support. In turn native wildlife pollinate flowers and disperse seeds of native plants. Native wildlife also control the populations of plant eating insects and herbivores by eating them and the insects and herbivores help control plant populations by eating them. These relationships keep biodiversity high while regulating a healthy population growth of all species.
When biodiversity is damaged the ecosystem is weakened and the balance is lost, and species struggle to survive. One native plant removed from an ecosystem causes a chain reaction of negative events for all the other species that depended on it. When species are removed the connection between various species are broken and the ecosystem is weakened. When too much biodiversity is lost, ecosystems collapse and stop functioning correctly and invasive species and disease move in and native species struggle to survive. When ecosystems stop working the environment becomes less hospitable for diverse life forms and as more native species go extinct the survival becomes more difficult for the remaining species. The human species is also intimately connected to the health of Earth's ecosystems.
California is considered a world hot spot for native biodiversity. Today 96%-99% of California's diverse ecosystems have been severely damaged and many have been completely destroyed. California has the most endangered species of any state, due to habitat loss, caused by deforestation, agriculture, and urban sprawl. In these damaged ecosystems few native species remain and exotic, invasive species are abundant. The native diverse mixed evergreen forests, oak woodlands, meadows, prairies, riparian and wetland ecosystems barely exist, even if some native species are present the native biodiversity is missing, the ecosystem is broken and does not function correctly. Most of these ecosystems are over run with exotic, invasive species, making it hard for diverse native species to recover or even exist.
All over the world ecosystems are being damaged and destroyed, causing the largest extinction event in Earth's history and causing the climate to become unstable. The loss of native biodiversity causes ecosystem collapse which is a major cause of climate change. The weaker our ecosystems, the less balanced the whole world becomes and the harder it will be for the remaining species, including the human species, to adapt and survive climate change. Even without climate change species are struggling to survive and going extinct from the loss of native biodiversity and functioning ecosystems.
Native plants promote biodiversity, which leads to functioning, healthy, strong, and adaptable ecosystems. By growing and using native plants humans can reverse our negative impacts and create a sustainable future before it is too late. The more native species we restore now, the better chance of survival for all life, during climate change or other catastrophes. Humans can learn how to be a beneficial species of Earth's ecosystems by restoring and using our native biodiversity correctly. The more we learn the more we will see that restoring our diverse native plants can solve many of the problems that face the world today. Native Plants can provide diverse nutritious foods for humans using very little resources and do the best job at storing carbon, which can begin to balance the climate.
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Celebrate California Native Plant Week With Lost Foods Native Plant Nursery and Sanctuaries!

Grow Local! Grow Native! LostFoods.org

NATIVE PLANT WEEK April 11-19, 2015

A week dedicated to the appreciation, education, and conservation of California’s fabulous native flora.
Brought to you by the California Native Plant Society, protecting California's native flora since 1965.

SHORT AND LONG WALKS

April 12, Sunday. 2 p.m. Old Town Native Plant Garden. Right there by the sidewalk and parking lot at Second and H Streets, Eureka, you will find a diverse, interesting, and useful garden of native plants. Besides answering questions, garden creator Monty Caid of Lost Foods Nursery will talk about the many uses of the native plants there and the importance of growing and using native plants for food, medicine, and attracting and providing habitat for wildlife like birds, bees, and butterflies. Lost Foods is a local non-profit dedicated to restoring native plant diversity and abundance. 707-268-8447

April 14, Tues. 2 p.m. Lost Foods Native Plant Nursery and Sanctuary, Redwood Acres. Native plants have been thriving in this garden and nursery created by Monty Caid at the edge of the fairgrounds. He will answer questions and talk about the many uses of the native plants there and the importance of growing and using native plants for food, medicine, and attracting and providing habitat for wildlife like birds, bees, and butterflies. Find the nursery and sanctuary at the Redwood Acres Fairgrounds in Eureka, 3750 Harris Street. Enter the fairgrounds at Gate #3 at the end of Harris Street and turn left and follow the road to the garden area. Lost Foods is a local non-profit dedicated to restoring native plant diversity and abundance. 707-268-8447

April 15, Wed. 2 p.m. Ryan House Lost Foods Native Plant Sanctuary. Knowledgeable and experienced native plant gardener Monty Caid, of Lost Foods, created a native plant garden at this historic, Eureka house, 1000 E St. While you enjoy the attractive garden Monty will answer questions and talk about the many uses of the native plants there and the importance of growing and using native plants for food, medicine, and attracting and providing habitat for wildlife like birds, bees, and butterflies. Lost Foods is a local non-profit dedicated to restoring native plant diversity and abundance. 707-268-8447

April 16, Thurs. 2 p.m. . Lost Foods Native Plant Nursery and Sanctuary, Redwood Acres. Native plants have been thriving in this garden and nursery created by Monty Caid at the edge of the fairgrounds. He will answer questions and talk about the many uses of the native plants there and the importance of growing and using native plants for food, medicine, and attracting and providing habitat for wildlife like birds, bees, and butterflies. Find the nursery and sanctuary at the Redwood Acres Fairgrounds in Eureka, 3750 Harris Street. Enter the fairgrounds at Gate #3 at the end of Harris Street and turn left and follow the road to the garden area. Lost Foods is a local non-profit dedicated to restoring native plant diversity and abundance. 707-268-8447

April 18, Sat. 2 p.m. . Lost Foods Native Plant Nursery and Sanctuary, Redwood Acres. Native plants have been thriving in this garden and nursery created by Monty Caid at the edge of the fairgrounds. He will answer questions and talk about the many uses of the native plants there and the importance of growing and using native plants for food, medicine, and attracting and providing habitat for wildlife like birds, bees, and butterflies. Find the nursery and sanctuary at the Redwood Acres Fairgrounds in Eureka, 3750 Harris Street. Enter the fairgrounds at Gate #3 at the end of Harris Street and turn left and follow the road to the garden area. Lost Foods is a local non-profit dedicated to restoring native plant diversity and abundance. 707-268-8447

LECTURES

April 17, Fri. 11 a.m. "The Importance of California Native Plants" by Monty Caid at the Eureka Sequoia Garden Club meeting. First Covenant Church, 2526 J St., Eureka. Bring lunch. 442-1387

Ongoing: Lost Foods Nursery. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 12 noon-5 p.m. At the Redwood Acres Fairgrounds in Eureka, 3750 Harris Street. Enter the fairgrounds at Gate #3 at the end of Harris Street and turn left and follow the road to the garden area. 707-268-8447
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California Native Plant Week

April 11, 2015, 12:00am

Celebrate California Native Plant Week With Lost Foods Native Plant Nursery and Sanctuaries! Grow Local! Grow Native! LostFoods.org NATIVE PLANT WEEK April 11-19, 2015 A week dedicated to the appreciation, education, and conservation of California’s fabulous native flora. Brought to you by the California Native Plant Society, protecting California's native flora since 1965. SHORT AND LONG WALKS April 12, Sunday. 2 p.m. Old Town Native Plant Garden. Right there by the sidewalk and parking lot at Second and H Streets, Eureka, you will find a diverse, interesting, and useful garden of native plants. Besides answering questions, garden creator Monty Caid of Lost Foods Nursery will talk about the many uses of the native plants there and the importance of growing and using native plants for food, medicine, and attracting and providing habitat for wildlife like birds, bees, and butterflies. Lost Foods is a local non-profit dedicated to restoring native plant diversity and abundance. 707-268-8447 April 14, Tues. 2 p.m. Lost Foods Native Plant Nursery and Sanctuary, Redwood Acres. Native plants have been thriving in this garden and nursery created by Monty Caid at the edge of the fairgrounds. He will answer questions and talk about the many uses of the native plants there and the importance of growing and using native plants for food, medicine, and attracting and providing habitat for wildlife like birds, bees, and butterflies. Find the nursery and sanctuary at the Redwood Acres Fairgrounds in Eureka, 3750 Harris Street. Enter the fairgrounds at Gate #3 at the end of Harris Street and turn left and follow the road to the garden area. Lost Foods is a local non-profit dedicated to restoring native plant diversity and abundance. 707-268-8447 April 15, Wed. 2 p.m. Ryan House Lost Foods Native Plant Sanctuary. Knowledgeable and experienced native plant gardener Monty Caid, of Lost Foods, created a native plant garden at this historic, Eureka house, 1000 E St. While you enjoy the attractive garden Monty will answer questions and talk about the many uses of the native plants there and the importance of growing and using native plants for food, medicine, and attracting and providing habitat for wildlife like birds, bees, and butterflies. Lost Foods is a local non-profit dedicated to restoring native plant diversity and abundance. 707-268-8447 April 16, Thurs. 2 p.m. . Lost Foods Native Plant Nursery and Sanctuary, Redwood Acres. Native plants have been thriving in this garden and nursery created by Monty Caid at the edge of the fairgrounds. He will answer questions and talk about the many uses of the native plants there and the importance of growing and using native plants for food, medicine, and attracting and providing habitat for wildlife like birds, bees, and butterflies. Find the nursery and sanctuary at the Redwood Acres Fairgrounds in Eureka, 3750 Harris Street. Enter the fairgrounds at Gate #3 at the end of Harris Street and turn left and follow the road to the garden area. Lost Foods is a local non-profit dedicated to restoring native plant diversity and abundance. 707-268-8447 April 18, Sat. 2 p.m. . Lost Foods Native Plant Nursery and Sanctuary, Redwood Acres. Native plants have been thriving in this garden and nursery created by Monty Caid at the edge of the fairgrounds. He will answer questions and talk about the many uses of the native plants there and the importance of growing and using native plants for food, medicine, and attracting and providing habitat for wildlife like birds, bees, and butterflies. Find the nursery and sanctuary at the Redwood Acres Fairgrounds in Eureka, 3750 Harris Street. Enter the fairgrounds at Gate #3 at the end of Harris Street and turn left and follow the road to the garden area. Lost Foods is a local non-profit dedicated to restoring native plant diversity and abundance. 707-268-8447 LECTURES April 17, Fri. 11 a.m. "The Importance of California Native Plants" by Monty Caid at the Eureka Sequoia Garden Club meeting. First Covenant Church, 2526 J St., Eureka. Bring lunch. 442-1387 Ongoing: Lost Foods Nursery. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 12 noon-5 p.m. At the Redwood Acres Fairgrounds in Eureka, 3750 Harris Street. Enter the fairgrounds at Gate #3 at the end of Harris Street and turn left and follow the road to the garden area. 707-268-8447

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