Inviting Ancient Native Plants into Our Yards

Presented as part of the

9th Annual Desert Garden Community Day

 October 18th | 9 AM – 1 PM

A Presentation by Robin Kobaly | Exec. Director of

The SummerTree Institute

  • Saturday, October 18, 2014
  • 11 AM – Noon
  • The Living Desert
    47900 Portola Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92260

    Ancient Plants - Pinyon Pine & Mojave Yuccas

    Ancient Plants – Pinyon Pine & Mojave Yuccas

Using samples of local ancient plants, Robin will reveal the amazing ages of the long-lived plants of the southwest and our local area, discuss how ancient native plants contribute to the stability of their community, share ways we can each help protect these treasures of the desert, and relate how ancient plants have  rewritten human history. Robin will also tell how these ancient survivors can enhance your own landscape, introducing local ancient plants that you can incorporate into your garden, not just for your enjoyment, but for future generations of humans, native songbirds, and wildlife. Learn how you can become part of the solution by contributing to an attractive, environmentally sustainable landscape – right in your own yard!

For more information, call The SummerTree Institute at (760) 363-7229, or email:

The 9th Annual Desert Garden Community Day is co-sponsored by the Desert Horticultural Society of the Coachella Valley and the City of Palm Desert. This popular, free event will feature exhibits and information booths, demonstrations, and workshops on water-wise gardening, garden design, proper pruning techniques, irrigation practices and many other topics. For a full schedule of events, visit