GOING WILD WITH NATIVES: CNPS Bird Park Fundraiser Workshop - Dry Stream Bed Design 101


Featuring Greg Rubin and Leo Hernandez


California’s Own Native Landscape Design

November 13th, 2021, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Bird Park at 28th St and Thorne St., San Diego

*Workshop fee: $35

Includes Lunch – Space is limited


For over 30 years, Greg Rubin, SDHS Horticulturist of the Year 2018, and Leo Hernandez have installed award winning dry stream beds in their native landscapes that have been featured on California Native Plant Society’s Garden Tours. Learn from the masters on how to create a beautiful dry stream bed that looks like it belonged there all along!


Register at this link: Dry Stream Bed 101

In this first ever workshop, Greg and Leo will share their knowledge and design secrets on:


· Why a dry stream bed is important in a water wise landscape

· How to design and structure a dry stream bed

· Choosing the right size rocks and boulders

· Adding the final “Magic Touches” to create a natural look


Spend the morning, afternoon, or the whole day: You will be provided with “hands on” training in creating a dry stream bed with onsite materials. Heavy rocks and boulders will be moved and positioned with equipment and attendees will do the rest!


Who Should Attend: Homeowners, Landscape designers/architects, contractors, and garden societies.


What to Bring: Pen & paper, gloves, shovels, pickaxes, hats, reusable water bottle & folding chair. Please wear a mask if you are not fully vaccinated against Covid-19. You will be asked to sign a waiver at check in.


This event is sponsored by the:

Native Garden Committee


*All workshop proceeds will go towards the purchase of a Friendship Bench, a water feature for birds and more. Scholarships available by contacting nativegardening@cnpssd.org. Tax deductible donations can be made at Bird Park Donations.