Can you help with outreach in April?

Outreach is an easy and pleasant way to inform the public about our chapter’s existence, programs, and goals. People are interested in gardening with native plants and the right posters make it easy to open a conversation about conservation. There’s no need to worry about not being able to answer all their questions, because you’ll be working with an experienced person. You do not have to sign up for the whole time; crowds are usually larger in the early part of an event. If you can help at any of the following times and places, please write to Lesley Hunt at to work out the details.

Friends of San Leandro Creek, Saturday April 9, noon–2 pm: A mixture of gardening and conservation. You’ll be working with an experienced chapter board member. It would help a lot if you could pick up the display materials and some display plants and a small table and two chairs, from Native Here Nursery either Friday or Saturday morning and transport them to the event. Transportation of the materials to the event on Saturday would be a big help even if you can’t help with the outreach itself. Location is Root Park in San Leandro.


Sunol Wildflower Festival, Saturday April 9, 11am-4 pm: EBRPD’s annual wildflower festival at Sunol Regional Park. Help me work this booth for a couple of hours or longer. Lunch is usually available from food trucks or you can bring your own.

Pleasant Hill Instructional Garden, Sunday April 17, 1-4 pm: A smaller event with the accent on native plant gardening. I’ll be giving a brief talk and need someone to cover the table at least during that period. This is a good chance to reach people in an area where our CNPS chapter is not so well known.

Wild Birds Unlimited, Saturday, April 30, 10 am-4 pm: The focus here will be on gardening with native plants, especially bird-friendly aspects. Lunch is included for participants. The location is just north of Sun Valley Mall. Again, a chance to raise our profile in an area where we are not so well known.

April is our busiest month because of Earth Day. We’d really appreciate your assistance. Please contact me at if you can help.

Lesley Hunt