Join us as a volunteer for our 5th annual Garden Native Tour on Saturday and Sunday,  April 1st & 2nd! If you participate as a volunteer, you will receive one free ticket for a 4-hour shift and 2 free tickets for an 8-hour shift.

Volunteers will be asked to greet people who are coming to view the gardens and share an enthusiasm for using native plants in landscaping. Knowledge about native plants is not necessary to be a docent. Friendliness, enthusiasm and an interest in talking with others are the desired skills.  

First timers will enjoy a 2½ hour volunteer training session and mini-tour (includes lunch) at one of two locations/dates of their choice. Past garden docent volunteers would be welcome but could choose whether they want to join or not.

The two dates for these training sessions are: Saturday, March 18 in the South Bay Area and Sunday, March 26 in the South Park Area. You need choose only ONE date for training but are welcome to attend both, if you like. If you are unable to attend one of these sessions, please contact the organizer for other training opportunities.

Click here to sign up as a volunteer docent

We are also looking for volunteers for the following non-docent positions. You will not need to attend the training session above for these positions.

  • Help with set up during the week prior to the tour (March 27-31)
  • Assist with mailings  (March 27-31)
  • Help with a garden installation or other labor/administrative tasks (April 1-2)


Email if you are interested in these non-docent opportunities

Camp Pendleton Veterans Memorial Garden Needs a Coordinator


Camp Pendleton Veterans Memorial Garden is looking for a volunteer coordinator to take over volunteer work in the Memorial garden. It is usually on Saturdays and lasts for 3-4 hours in the morning. Many of the volunteers are military, either Marines or Navy. They are hard workers and are fun to work with.

The garden is about 1.5 acres in size. We do not have work parties every weekend, but about two weekends a month. We do have many tools, (chain saws, weed- whackers, shovels, hoes, rakes, hedge trimmers, brooms, wheel barrows). We also have limited funds we can use for plants, mulch and irrigation repair.

(It should be noted that a largest benefactor in the form of plants to the Camp Pendleton Veterans Memorial Garden is the Tree of Life Nursery owned by Jeff Bohn & Mike Evans.)

Anyone interested please contact Robert Warrick at


Old Town Native Plant Landscape

The CA Native Plant Society has worked with the State parks to plan and develop this landscape starting in 2007. Every November we add more shrubby annual and perennial medicinal, edible, and useful plants in the 1/3 acre site, planting from containers and seed.
The landscape includes local plants, from tiny to trees, that Native Americans know how to use, and did for millennia, before Europeans arrived. First contact in San Diego took place right next to the Native Plant Landscape, in the late 1700’s.
The landscape is located at the west end of Old Town State Historical Park, at the corner of Taylor and Congress Streets. ON weekends you can park for free in the Calif. Dept of Transportation lot across Taylor Street from the Landscape. Or take the trolley or bus to the transit hub across Congress Street from the Landscape. Enter the place with the trees, at the corner of these two streets, where an adobe wall has the sign welcoming you to the Park.
The next scheduled monthly Old Town Native Landscape work party date is Saturday Dec. 10 at 9:30. Some early weeds are coming up, so we will do some weeding. After weeding, we will plant wildflower seeds provided by the Chapter’s Cindy Hazuka and her seed committee. She provided packets of local coastal species from the many species of native seeds they packed and sold at the Fall Plant Sale.
Questions? email us at

Nativescapes Garden at Safari Park

Nativescapes Garden at Safari Park

Join the Lake Hodges Native Plant Club (LHNPC) volunteers in tending the Nativescapes Garden at Safari Park on Wed. and Sat. mornings. The commitment can be once/week, twice/week, 1-8 days per month, 1-100 days per year, or any combination thereof! Before your first visit, CNPS-SD will connect you with Safari Park staff whom will guide you through the volunteer application and orientation process that is required for you to access the Nativescapes Garden.

To sign up, click here!

Los Jilgueros Preserve

Los Jilgueros Preserve

Join the Fallbrook Land Conservancy volunteers on Wed. mornings to help them maintain a native habitat/pollinator garden within their Los Jilgueros Preserve in Fallbrook.The commitment can be once/week, 1-4 days per month, 1-50 days per year, or any combination thereof!

To sign up, click here!

Garden Native Committee – Spring Plant Sale

Spring Garden Festival logoPlanning for the 2017 Spring Plant Sale (Date TBD)

To sign up email

Garden Native Committee – Garden Native Tour

Tour photo

                   For more information and to volunteer click here

ReWild Mission Bay

Represent CNPS-SD at the SD Audubon Society’s (SDAS) ReWild Mission Bay public workshops. ReWild Mission Bay is a project of SDAS, partners, and the community to enhance and restore up to 170 acres of wetlands in the Northeast corner of Mission Bay, creating opportunity for wildlife to thrive and San Deigns to enjoy nature in their own backyard.

To sign up, click here!

San Diego Pollinator Alliance

Pollinator County FairSan Diego Pollinator Alliance Native Garden at SD County Fair, “The Farm” at the infield of Del Mar Fairgrounds. Next year May 1, 2017. The public-interaction commitment during the Fair involves a 3-hour shift of informal discussions/answering questions about native plants (info sheets provided) and can be as many days as you want to volunteer (e.g., 1-6 days/week, once – each day of the Fair, or any combination thereof) and includes free admission (NOTE: parking is on your own – within the paid lots immediately surrounding the Fairgrounds or any of the publicized offsite free lots with shuttle service)

To sign up, click here!



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