As California continues to grow, new development takes a heavy toll on our remaining wild spaces, affecting the biodiversity of native plants and the life that depends on them. Now is the time to protect what we have—and reclaim some of what we’ve lost.
Imagine a world where the beautiful colors of native plants are everywhere: in the front yard of every house in your neighborhood; adorning the medians and roadsides of state highways; lining the walkways at your library, grocery store, and doctor’s office. Picture the shapes, textures, and colors of oak, sage, manzanita, fuchsia, deer grass, dudleya, monkeyflower, and redbud! Surrounding ourselves with native plants—where we live, work, and relax—isn’t a far-fetched dream.
We can transform the built environment into a place where native plants thrive, as they feed our souls and support the web of life. Native plant gardens aren’t just good for us. Native plants are fundamental to biodiversity everywhere—from canyons to containers.
The seeds of this “habitat revolution” have been planted across the state—and with your support they can grow. Your donation can:
* Give gardeners the information and inspiration they need to create lush native plant habitats and transform lawns into waterwise and fire-resistant yards.
* Allow students to explore the science and beauty of native plants in vibrant school gardens.
* Help growers and nurseries build the supply chain for native plants to meet consumer demand.
One garden at a time, we can create the corridors that connect wild things to wild places. Instead of soulless acres of grass, our roadsides, parks, and public spaces would burst with wildlife and color. Migrating birds, butterflies, bees, and forest animals would find an oasis of food and shelter as they move between wild spaces.
You can be part of the solution!