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CNPS – California Native Plant Society

This is a GREAT group, there are outings, meetings, hikes, newsletters and so many fun ways to get involved. There is a house tour of Native Gardens in the spring. If you want to learn more, start with the newsletter. — the editor

The January-February 2015 issue of the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of CNPS Blazing Star newsletter is now online!

Coming up this Friday night (1/23), join us for Keying with Natives from 6:30 to ­ 8:30 pm at the Peninsula Conservation Center in Palo Alto.   We will learn and practice methods of identifying the native plants of our region (aka keying).  From beginners to more advanced, there are challenges for all.  Bring in plant samples if you have some or just come and work with the materials provided.  We discuss the various plant books and practice keying with them.  Microscopes are also available. (Please see the Blazing Star for directions.)

And next Friday, January 30, we will have our very popular Member’s Night program at the Los Altos Library.  If you¹d like to share photos or other materials, please RSVP by Sunday, January 25 by emailing Kevin Bryant at mtngreen17@gmail.com or calling (408) 348-9470, and let him know how many photos/what type of materials, and approximately how many minutes you¹d like.  Time allotted per person will depend on how many participants RSVP.  Whether you have photos to share or not, please join us for a fun mid-winter celebration of native plants.

The Future of Food, MOVIE Night 10/21, 7-9:30

WATCH this free movie, and learn what you need to know!!! Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are sprouting up throughout our food supply.

Movie night, in Palo Alto:

Peninsula Conservation Center
3921 East Bayshore Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303-4303
Meanwhile, government and agribusiness are like foxes guarding the hen house – promoting more GMOs while completely ignoring the potential risks.

It’s time to act! On October 21, we’ll be showing “The Future of Food,” a powerful and influential film on what has happened to our food supply. In follow-on discussion, we’ll let you know about the efforts to label GMOs and how you can get involved.

“The Future of Food is a compelling, eye-opening documentary that I consider a “must-see documentary” by anyone who eats food (which probably includes you). Even if you think you know everything worth knowing about your food, there’s still a dark secret the biotech companies believe U.S. consumers should not be allowed to know: That many foods are genetically engineered with dangerous pesticides and foreign DNA, and there is currently no U.S. law requiring their labeling as such.”
–Mike Adams, NaturalNews.com