Desert Garden Community Day

What: 12th annual Desert Garden Community Day

When: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28

Where: UCR Palm Desert, 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert

Details: Gardening experts cover topics from irrigation to what to plant in the desert to vermiculture and butterfly gardens; seminars, exhibits, demonstrations, sales, kid’s activities, food, movie

Cost: FREE

Hosts: Desert Horticultural Society of the Coachella Valley, UCR Palm Desert, UCCE Master Gardeners, UC Cooperative Extension.

Information: Tracy Merrigan, (310) 428-9500 or contact us

Hometown Habitat Screening

Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home

A 90-minute environmental, education documentary focused
on showing how and why native plants are critical
to the survival and vitality of local ecosystems.

Hometown Habitat features renowned entomologist Dr. Douglas Tallamy, whose research, books and lectures on the use of non-native plants in landscaping, sound the alarm about habitat and species loss. Tallamy provides the narrative thread that challenges the notion that humans are here and nature is someplace else. “It doesn’t have to, and shouldn’t be that way.” Inspiring stories of community commitment to conservation landscaping illustrate Tallamy’s vision by showing how humans and nature can co-exist with mutual benefits.

The message: All of us have the power to support habitat for wildlife and bring natural beauty to our patch of the earth.

The goal: Build a new army of habitat heroes!

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