Welcome to the California Native Grasslands Association
Celebrating and conserving the ecological richness of California's grasslands

Events Calendar and Registration

CNGA offers an array of workshops, field days, and trips related to California's iconic native grasslands.    Questions? Email us at admin@cnga.org or call 530-902-6009.

Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, March 06, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Putah Creek Lodge at UC Davis Arboretum
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    Landscaping with Nature: Designing, building, and maintaining attractive native landscapes that support wildlife and reduce water usage

    This workshop is suitable for landscape professionals and anyone interested in maximizing habitat values in their landscape.

    Expert instructors from the industry will present cutting-edge methods of design, installation, management, and maintenance including plant selection, soil analysis, evolutionary interactions, habitat features, and irrigation best practices to create a wildlife-friendly landscape & make the most out of every drop of water!

    • Billy Krimmel, Restoration Landscaping Company, Sacramento
    • Pat Reynolds, General Manager, Hedgerow Farms, Winters
    • Haven Kiers, Special Projects Manager at UC Davis Arboretum & Public Garden
    • Jodie Sheffield, Soil & Seed Specialist, Delta Bluegrass Company, Stockton
    • Don Franklin, Hunter Industries, Northern California

    Course fee includes morning refreshments, lunch, and course materials. 

    CEUs: This workshop qualifies for 7.0 CEUs for Bay-Friendly Qualified Professionals and 2.0 hours of QWEL (Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper) CEUs. 

    Landscape Workshop Flyer- Download the flyer to share with your friends and colleagues. 

    Sponsored by: Delta Bluegrass Co, Restoration Landscaping Co., and Horizon Distributors. 

    Additional Sponsors: Hedgerow Farms and The Watershed Nursery

    Image: Saxon Holt

    • Friday, April 20, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 21905 County Road 88, Winters CA 95694
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    11th Annual CNGA Field Day at Hedgerow Farms

    Maximizing Biodiversity & Pollinator Habitat in California Grasslands

    Friday, April 20, 2018

    8:45 AM - 4:00 PM - Morning refreshments start at 8 AM

    We hope you can join us for a day of field tours, expert talks, networking, and beautiful scenery at Hedgerow Farms Inc. in Winters, CA. 

    Flyer available here - Please share with your friends and colleagues. 

    Expert Speakers:

    • Robbin Thorpe, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Entomology and Nematology, UC Davis
    • Val Eviner, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis
    • Jessa Kay Cruz, Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist, Xerces Society
    • Kimiora Ward, Project Manager, Dept. of Entomology, UC Davis
    • Billy Krimmel, Owner, Restoration Landscaping Company, Sacramento

    Walk tours to view Hedgerow Farms’ seed barn, native plant nursery, seed cleaning mill, production fields, demonstration garden and milkweed propagation trials.  

    Driving tours in Hedgerow Farms’ native grass and wildflower production fields and habitat areas and enjoy stops to observe pollinators and raptors.


    The day begins at 8 AM with registration, coffee, a light breakfast, and viewing of displays. Talks begin at 8:45 AM and the day concludes at 4 PM.

    Contact us if you have questions at admin@cnga.org

    We hope you can join us for this fantastic event!

    Spaces are limited so please do not mail registrations without registering on-line first!

Past events

Thursday, February 01, 2018 Grasslands and Prairies Conference Session at 2018 CNPS Conservation Conference
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Grass ID Workshop at the 2018 CNPS Conservation Conference in Los Angeles
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Grassland Session at Cal-IPC Symposium in Palm Springs
Friday, October 20, 2017 October 20 - Field Practices: Hands-on Restoration Implementation and Maintenance
Friday, July 21, 2017 Nuts & Bolts of Restoration and Revegetation: Using Grasses and Graminoids
Saturday, July 15, 2017 Apps and Snaps: Smartphone, Camera, and Online Technology for Grassland Plant Mapping, Tracking, and Identification
Saturday, May 13, 2017 Identifying and Appreciating Native and Naturalized Grasses of California: Bodega Marine Reserve
Friday, April 21, 2017 10th Annual CNGA Field Day at Hedgerow Farms
Friday, December 16, 2016 Pesticide Safety and Herbicide Use in Grassland and Riparian Restoration Projects
Thursday, December 01, 2016 Pasture Walk: Radical New Grassland Management Ideas, Bodega Bay
Thursday, October 20, 2016 CNGA Conference Session & Field Trip as part of the Natural Areas Conference at UC Davis
Wednesday, October 05, 2016 Pasture Walk: Radical New Grassland Management Ideas
Saturday, May 21, 2016 Appreciating and Identifying Native and Naturalized Grasses of California: Bodega Marine Reserve
Sunday, May 15, 2016 Appreciating and Identifying Native and Naturalized Grasses of California: Day 2 Mt. Tam Field Day
Saturday, May 14, 2016 Appreciating and Identifying Native and Naturalized Grasses of California, Day 1 Classroom
Friday, April 22, 2016 9th Annual CNGA Field Day at Hedgerow Farms
Thursday, March 10, 2016 California's New Front Yard: Creating a Low-Water Landscape, Merced Location
Thursday, February 11, 2016 California's New Front Yard: Creating a Low-Water Landscape, Santa Cruz Location
Thursday, October 29, 2015 California's New Front Yard: Creating a Low-Water Landscape, Sacramento Location
Thursday, October 01, 2015 California's New Front Yard: Creating a Low-Water Landscape, Fairfield Location
Thursday, September 17, 2015 Field Practices: Hands-on Restoration Implementation and Maintenance
Saturday, May 16, 2015 Introduction to Grass Taxonomy & Identification
Friday, April 24, 2015 8th Annual Field Day at Hedgerow Farms!
Friday, March 20, 2015 Nuts & Bolts of Restoration and Revegetation: Using Grasses and Graminoids
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2015 Workshops - Coming Soon!
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Planned Grazing: Build Soil, Grassland Health & Profit
Thursday, September 18, 2014 Convert Your Water-Hungry Lawn to a Drought-Tolerant Landscape. Members $25; Non-Members $30
Saturday, June 14, 2014 Introduction to Grass Taxonomy & Identification
Thursday, May 22, 2014 Native Grasses in the Built Environment
Friday, April 25, 2014 7th Annual Field Day at Hedgerow Farms
Friday, March 14, 2014 Grassland Monitoring Methods & Techniques
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