Resources to Explore

APLD is an international organization founded in 1989 to uphold the highest standards for landscape design. As a past president and ongoing active member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers Sacramento District, I recommend downloading their handbook "California Watershed Approach to Landscape Design" for a wealth of free earth friendly guidance.

Enjoy a visioning tool for beautiful gardens appropriate for our greater Sacramento area.

Explore our Fair Oak Horticultural Center's workshop schedule. Attend the exciting first-Saturday-in-August Harvest Day educational event.

Find out what plants are native to your site. Just type in your address and discover plants that excel in supporting our native bees, birds and butterflies.

Fun, free, exciting information on the Sacramento gardening scene.

Have fun with this wealth of information on California native plants, pictures and ideas.

Keep up with the newest offerings at this local 55-acre organic, urban farm with produce sales, agricultural education classes & other events.

Our on-line local native plant garden tour. CNPS is a statewide organization that promotes appreciation and understanding of California's native plants. For the Bay area, look at

Inspirations Reads
California Native Plants for the Garden

by Carol Bornstein, David Fross, Bart O'Brien

Gaia's Garden, A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture

by Toby Hemenway

Gardening With a Wild Heart

by Judith Larner Lowry

Grow A Little Fruit Tree

by Ann Ralph

Nature's Best Hope

by Douglas Tallamy

Secrets of the Oak Woodlands, Plants & Animals Among California's Oaks

by Kate Marianchild