April 19th

Friends of the Herbarium Workshop: Designing a Pollinator Garden


Location: Holt 129
Category: Conferences & Workshops


Pollinators are essential for reproduction in a majority of plants worldwide -plants provide food, fiber, medicines, and beauty.

Yet pollinators quite often are rare in our modern urban and suburban landscapes.

Learn how to design a garden to encourage native pollinators by a) using plants that provide overlapping nectar, pollen, and larval food resources, b) providing pollinator nesting habitat, and c) eliminating the use of pesticides that kill nontarget pollinators. We will discuss the various pollinators (and associates) that can be encouraged in our gardens through thoughtful planning. We will also visit some pollinator-friendly gardens to discuss plant selection, placement and care of a garden that cultivates a thriving habitat for a wide range of pollinators and insect life, enriching the color, diversity, and health of your garden!

The instructors for this workshop are John Whittlesey, founder and owner of Canyon Creek Nursery, outside of Oroville, until recently Horticulture Chair of the Mount Lassen Chapter of the California Native Plant Society, and part-time instructor for the California School of Landscape Design, outside of Auburn, and Adrienne Edwards, Adjunct Faculty at Chico State, botanist, ecologist, and arborist. Both are board members of Friends of the Chico State Herbarium.


The workshop will meet Saturday, April 19, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to around 3:00 p.m., starting in Holt Hall room 129 at CSU Chico, and later car-pooling to garden sites. Registration is $65.00 personal, $55.00 for members of Friends of the Herbarium.

Please register in advance; class size is limited to 25 participants, class cancelled without a minimum of 8 participants.

For more information about workshop content please contact JohnWhittlesey at johnccnd@gmail.com or Adrienne Edwards at aledwards@csuchico.edu.

For information about workshop registration please contact the Biology office at (530) 898-5356 or jbraden@csuchico.edu.

Wildcat Softball hosts Sonoma State


Location: University Softball Field
Category: Athletics & Recreation

Chico State vs. Sonoma State 


Students FREE with student ID