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Presentation: Drought Tolerant Gardening with San Francisco Native Plants

a partnership with the California Native Plant Society, Yerba Buena Chapter
Saturday, 9/25/2021
1:00 - 2:00

We discuss drought-tolerant native San Francisco plants, including drought-tolerant plants that thrive in pots.


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Water conservation is essential to create lovely livable gardens that can survive California’s droughts. Drought tolerant landscapes match plant needs to weather-based water supply with minimal additional watering.


Local San Francisco native plants are beautiful, drought tolerant, adapted to our varied soils, adapted to our varied weather and co-evolved with our local pollinators.


Susan Karasoff gardens in San Francisco’s clay soil. Karasoff is a member of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) - Yerba Buena (San Francisco) chapter. Karasoff has an “only the easiest plants survive” approach to gardening and grows a buffet of colorful native edible and pollinator plants, specifically gardening to feed caterpillars, bees, hummingbirds and people.


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Cultivate your green thumb.

This program is sponsored by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

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