Julie Becker

Book on Placer, Nevada county wildflowers gets update

   Ten years after the completion of their comprehensive “Wildflowers of Nevada and Placer Counties, California,” members of the California Native Plant Socie ...

Guiding the way through foothill trees and shrubs

Seven years ago the California Native Plant Society’s Redbud Chapter published a book cataloging wildflowers of Placer and Nevada counties. Now the group has put together fou ...

Lots of choices for going native

Native plants are a colorful sight on hillsides and along canyon trails.   They’re also a great choice for the home garden. The Redbud Chapter of the California N ...

Author uses native plants as tasty treats and healthful remedies

When the new year rolls around, thoughts turn to losing weight or exercising more. But author Alicia Funk has embarked on a different journey. “My challenge was to eat something ...

Native Gardening Festival to offer cornucopia of plants, information

Learn all about native plants and then take a few home with you at the Native Gardening Festival being held Saturday at the Sierra College campus in Rocklin, Sponsored by the Redb ...

Author shows how to ‘live wild’

She makes flour from acorns and sugar from manzanita berries. A typical family dinner in spring might include yarrow leaf salad or fir tips sorbet. For local author Alicia Funk, g ...

Spring’s arrival means wildflowers are on the way

This is the time of year when members of the California Native Plant Society’s Redbud Chapter bring out the hiking boots and shine the binoculars. Spring arrives Friday and wild ...