July 28, 2014

MRT Native Plant Sale, March 23

 

PHOTO BY JOHN BURNAP

MRT Native Plant Sale, March 23

Plants such as this Red Bush Monkey Flower will be available for sale at the Mountains Restoration Trust native plant and gardening festival on March 23 at the Headwaters Corner in Calabasas.

Calabasas, CA—The public is invited to learn about the many beautiful native plants available for home gardens and ways to conserve water at Mountains Restoration Trust's (MRT) native plant gardening festival on March 23.

More than 500 native plants will be for sale and booths will provide gardening technique and landscaping tips. Native plant experts will be on hand to answer questions about plants and home gardening.

Held at MRT's Headwaters Corner Interpretive Center in Calabasas, the festival is ideal for families. Activities for all ages include tours of the historic Masson Homestead House; self-guided nature walks; kids’ scavenger hunt; native tree planting; and art exhibit.

Families can also enter to win a grand prize of four one-day Disneyland Park hopper tickets. Fresh waffles and berries will be available sponsored by Driscoll Berries, along with other refreshments.

Revenue raised from the plant sale and raffle will be used to protect and restore natural resources in the Santa Monica Mountains. Admission is free.

The festival takes place at Headwaters Corner, 3815 Old Topanga Canyon Road, Calabasas, CA 91302, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Additional sponsors of the event include Metropolitan Water District, Community Partnering Program, Trader Joe’s, Calabasas Branch of Chase Bank, and Disneyland.

MRT is a non profit organization that preserves, protects, and enhances the natural resources of the Santa Monica Mountains through land acquisition, habitat preservation and restoration, research and education.

To learn more about MRT or to make a donation, visit www.mountainstrust.org, (818) 591-1701, ext. 202.