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Why Don't We Just Buy Plants to Restore the Parks?

Why We Grow Our Own Plants

By Betty Young
Director, Native Plant Nurseries

Some have asked: Why don’t we just buy plants from our local nurseries to restore the park? In short, the Parks Conservancy grows native plants from seed because such a practice increases the chances of the plants’ survival.

Volunteers help us collect seed from close-by... more >>


July 2012 | Leave a comment

How a Seed Gets on the Move

How a Seed Gets on the Move

If you’ve been out in the Golden Gate National Parks walking your dog recently, you may have noticed that your furry friend was covered in burrs. Plants are relentless in spreading their future generations far and wide—even going so far as to hitch a ride on your pet. In the... more >>


June 2012 | Leave a comment

Native Plant Nurseries Build Bridges of Natural Habitat

Native Plant Nurseries Build

With the build-up to the joyous celebration for the Golden Gate Bridge’s 75th Anniversary, I can’t help but think of what this amazing icon means and the role it plays in our beloved Golden Gate National Parks. What does this beautiful landmark bridge?

The naturalist in me thinks of the... more >>


May 2012 | Leave a comment

The Hunt for Bulbs in Redwood Creek Watershed

Plant Bulb

The Spring Equinox is almost upon us and it’s the time of year when we all wait for the rains to get the wildflower show started. At the Redwood Creek Nursery, though, we are collecting something a little different this year.

This year we are on the hunt for bulbs, specifically... more >>


April 2012 | Leave a comment

Fifteen Years and Growing Strong: Oceana High School Native Plant Nursery and Garden Project

Oceana Nursery Program

Tucked behind the concrete walls, florescent lights, and sprawling hallways of Oceana High School in Pacifica, there is a small outpost where natural light and mist meet lush green vegetation.

Fifteen years ago, seed funding from a National Park Service grant helped to fund the... more >>


April 2012 | Leave a comment

 

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