Environmental News

A curated set of environmental news stories brought to you by the Gottlieb Native Garden team.


Diane Shader Smith

OCC continues water conservation efforts as California’s drought worsens

Orange Coast College addresses water conservation through student awareness, along with environmentally influenced decision-making as California’s drought grows more severe at an alarming rate.

Malibu, Make Your Home More Green With Drought-Friendly Plants

The California Native Plant Society’s fall plant sale will run through Saturday, offering native plants from mint and sage to trees.

Native Plant Program Teaches Homeowners How to Help Wildlife

Declining wildlife and plant populations threaten ecosystems that have thrived for centuries

Third annual “Desert Tortoise Week” kicks off in October

Local, federal and nonprofit organizations throughout the entire range of the Mojave desert tortoise are coming together to raise awareness and promote recovery of one of the desert’s most iconic species through a series of events starting in October.

Gallery at 48 Natoma explores nature’s beauty

Three artists will be featured in the next exhibit at the Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom with Randy Honerlah showcasing his large, stylized paintings, floral watercolors by Judy Lew Loose and Lutz Hornischer’s wood sculptures.

Fall Planting Season Begins October 1 at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Starting, Friday, October 1, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (SBBG) is excited to kick off the fall planting season. 

Spreading Native Plant Seeds for the Future of Urban Landscapes

UC Davis Partnering on Project to Give Seeds to Locals

California Natives for Fall Planting

By planting from mid-September through mid-November, roots of all plants have a chance to grow during fall and most of the winter without having to supply nourishment to the leafy portion of the plant. 

Are all invasive species objectionable?

California’s iceplants exemplify a dilemma. To someone unfamiliar with the origin of iceplants, the spreading blanket of healthy vegetation might seem a horticultural dream.

Help North State pollinators: Turn your garden into a California wildflower wonderland

Decide which wildflowers are going to work best with the bulbs you planted.