THE NEW FRONT YARD:
Prepare your landscape for long-term water conservation with attractive, drought-t0lerant, easy-care, region-appropriate plants including a large selection of California natives and Arboretum All-Stars.
PUBLIC SALE DATES:
Date: Saturdays, April 5, April 26, and May 17
Time: 9 AM-1 PM
Place: UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery: click here for directions.
Parking: Visitor Parking Lot 55: click here for directions to parking. Parking is FREE.
Not a member? Join at the door! All members receive 10% off their purchases and new members will also receive an additional $10 off. The benefits of membership far outweigh your cost! FIND OUT MORE about becoming a member of the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum here!
What else will you find:
- Arboretum All-Star demonstration beds
- Arboretum experts and Master Gardeners
- Knowledgeable sales staff
- Free Parking
- Purchase loading assistance
Watch a video from our Fall 2010 Plant Sale to get an idea of what the sale and selection is like!
The UC Davis California Center for Urban Horticulture (CCUH) is holding a Pollinator Gardening Workshop on March 15th! Workshop presentations will contain the latest research about bee pollinators from experts at UC Davis, as well as information on you to make your landscape more “pollinator friendly.”
SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY: Registration also allows you to shop the UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery, giving you the chance to choose from many pollinator-friendly plants for your landscape.
Registration includes a light breakfast/coffee, and lunch will be catered by lunch box express of Sacramento, which has vegetarian/vegan and gluten-free options (that goes for desserts too). You can register online using the link below. If you do not wish to use your credit card, simply select “payment by check” and then drop a check in the mail (information is on the screen when you register).
Contact Anne Schellman, program manager for the CCUH, directly for any further questions at 530-312-4083.
Bill Jordan, the person who coined the term “restoration ecology,” and one of the founders of the modern discipline of restoration, will be giving a FREE PUBLIC LECTURE as part of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden’s “Thought Leader Series.”
“The Science and Art of Saving the Planet”
Director, New Academy for Nature and Culture
Sponsored by the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden
and the John Muir Institute for the Environment
Who should attend?
Anyone interested in finding out more about how environmental restoration practices—the attempt to guide damaged ecosystems back to a previous, usually more natural condition—can truly be integrated into the everyday life of local people and local communities.
Jordan is engaging the UC Davis community in a conversation about developing a new environmentalism capable of providing the means for negotiating a healthy, sustainable relationship between humans and the rest of nature. Building on the deep need for people to have a “strong engagement with nature,” Bill Jordan is exploring a range of practices—practical, scientific, artistic, therapeutic, and spiritual—that recognize the challenge of helping people orient themselves towards nature, heal themselves, and help build stronger, richer communities while restoring local landscapes.
As director of the New Academy for Nature and Culture and Co-director of DePaul University’s Institute for Nature and Culture, Jordan is guiding new ambitious programs of research, education and public participation that will provide leadership in the urgent task of setting environmentalism on a new course during the critical decade just ahead.