Mojave Desert Land Trust Cordially Invites You To Its Fall 2016 Gratitude Gathering
Highlighting our Native Plant Restoration Nursery & Seed Bank
and the role of native plants in protecting and connecting our desert ecosystems
Please join us for our 2nd Annual Fall Gratitude Gathering open house and native plant sale on Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 9am-2pm.
This gathering marks our 10-year anniversary of protecting and connecting the Mojave Desert. A central theme of this event is the establishment of a Native Plant Restoration Nursery and Seed Bank, and the day will center around celebrating native plants and exploring their role in the desert ecosystem.
To showcase the importance of native plants to the desert’s unique biodiversity, there will be programming centering around native plants presented by Douglas Tallamy, Professor of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, and author of the book Bringing Nature Home. Professional Botanist & Wildlife Biologist, Robin Kobaly will present her signature Discovering The Ancients program and Anthony Madrigal, Jr. will discuss the traditional and ceremonial uses of native plants and biological resources that are utilized by the Chemehuevi/Cahuilla people.
Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the nursery and purchase locally sourced native plants that have been grown in the facility. Other highlights of the day include educational displays covering topics such as rare and endangered plants and plant-animal relationships; discovery and information stations hosted by guest-partners from the Native American Land Conservancy and California Native Plant Society; live square-dancing entertainment and a Salvage Saturday donation-sale, featuring a treasure-trove of relics salvaged from MDLT’s desert clean-up efforts. We hope to see you there!
A catered chili and cornbread lunch will be available at noon for $10. To see a detailed agenda VISIT OUR EVENT PAGE.
To RSVP and purchase your lunch ticket in advance click the button below.
[Limited lunch tickets will be available for purchase on event day.]