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Drought tolerant soil for drought tolerant plants

Are you treating your soil right? Do you give it the love and care it needs to support your California native plant garden? So many of us look at our valley clay with disdain and have dreams of sandy loam. In truth, we are lucky. Santa Clara Valley has been highly productive through decades of agriculture and grassland, shrub-land and forest ecosystems for millennia before that, because of the soil. Our native soil is the perfect medium for growing native plants. Sometimes though, it needs a little help. California native plants have evolved in relationship with native soil microorganisms. Learn about the diversity of life in the soil; the relationships between plants and soil life; and how to encourage and grow beneficial microbes in your soil. Brian will share his experience of turning a typical South Valley lawn, into a thriving native garden that uses very little irrigation water.

This presentation is offered by the Santa Clara Valley chapter of the California Native Plant Society, Santa Clara Valley Chapter.

The event will be held at the Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St
Mountain View CA 94041. No pre-registration required.