What we know, we come to care for.
In addition to providing beauty and a place to gather with friends and family and connect with nature, public gardens and stewardship organizations offer a broader perspective and valuable insight into the world beyond our personal gardens.
Feature highlights of the fall issue include:
The task of growing and conserving California native plants from throughout the state and the California Floristic Province is no small undertaking. Contributor Stephanie Penn chats with working gardeners at Regional Parks Botanic Garden about their work—in the garden and in the wild.
Public landscapes, natural areas, and generously shared private gardens, nurture our wellbeing and strengthen our communities. A concept that is beautifully expressed in our story about a nature-based program designed to enhance health and healing at the Bloedel Reserve in western Washington.
A dedicated group of environmental stewards are tending hearts and minds, along with trees and native plantings on Stanford land, looking to “…secure a future in which we, our gardens, and subsequent generations of both, flourish.”
“Re-oak Wine County,” an except of a story that first appeared in Flora, a publication of the California Native Plant Society, recounts how Californians answered the call to save acorns for oak restoration in fire-damaged regions.