Previously, this area was used as a bio-intensive vegetable garden where local residents could learn new methods of planting that would require the use of less water and energy. Today, the garden is filled with plants native to San Luis Obispo County’s North Coast including California Fuschia and Bishop Manzanita.
The new iteration of the Greenspace garden was overseen by Greenspace board member Amanda Darling Gowdy. The Native Plant Demonstration Garden serves as a point of reference for Cambria residents, allowing them to become familiar with Cambria’s native plants to grow in their own gardens.
As more community members elect to grow native plants in their personal gardens, we will see positive changes that improve the health of the overall ecosystem, such as the attraction of native insects. Garden plants were propagated by Amanda Gowdy and/or purchased from the California Native Plant Society and the Cambria Nursery.
Greenspace Vice President and Plant Expert Amanda Gowdy demonstrates how she plants our native garden and describes how to take the best care of your native plants.
Greenspace Vice President and Plant Expert Amanda Gowdy demonstrates how she prunes our plants like this purple sage at our native garden. Amanda explains how to prune your plants and why doing so encourages plants to grow.