Joy of Gardening Class


Beautiful, drought-tolerant, southwest desert plants can add richness and enjoyment to your garden, supplement your edible garden offerings, and enhance the  lives of your neighborhood songbirds and wildlife. Learn how to plant, irrigate, and care for your native plant garden, with inspiring classroom instruction, displays, and handouts.  Our classes and workshops show you easy, fun, and healthy ways to incorporate our native plants into your life. Come enjoy learning with us!

The Joy of Gardening
with Desert Native Plants
with Robin Kobaly

Saturday, April 13th, 2019 | 12:30 – 4:30 pm – Class Full



4-Hour Workshop

The Plant Yoda’s Den

Inspiring classroom presentation, hands-on displays, handouts

PresenterRobin Kobaly—Botanist, Founder and President of
The Power of Plants, and Executive Director of The SummerTree Institute


  • Saturday April 13, 2019

                   12:30 – 4:30 pm

  • The Plant Yoda’s Den (classroom)

                   Morongo Valley, CA 92256
                   Directions sent upon registration

  • Workshop registration includes:

              ~ 4-hour workshop includes classroom instruction

              ~ Hands-on plant specimens for identification

              ~ Helpful handouts


  • Fee: $55

              ~ Enrollment is limited. Please reserve early to assure your spot.

We present this workshop in the intimate setting of the unique and creative “Plant Yoda’s Den”, the home where Robin grew up, and where her mother, Babs Kobaly, taught her own native plant use classes for forty years. Babs had transformed her home into part apothecary, part art-house, and part fantasy world for her grandchildren, reflecting her passions as a native plant teacher, fanciful artist, and playful kid-lover.  In honor of her late mother, the great room of Babs’ home has been remodeled to open it up for classes and workshops on the very topics that she and Babs researched together as Robin grew up.

In the classroom we will explore why native plants are the perfect choice for southwest homes, and why their adaptations are so important for a sustainable, enjoyable, and low-maintenance landscape. During our workshop, you will learn how to plant, irrigate, and care for your native plant garden. 

To reserve your space, or for more information
about this event:

Call The Power of Plants  (760) 363-1166
Or email

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You may also reserve your space (please email or call us first to ensure we still have spaces available) and enroll by sending a check for $55 to:

The Power of Plants
P.O. Box 800
Morongo Valley, CA 92256

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