NOTICE:

Due to coronavirus concerns, all of Robin’s upcoming workshops and eco-discovery walks have been postponed.

 

 

These events will be rescheduled
when we know it is safe to gather again.  

 

***

Feb. 8, 2020 ~ Healing, Helpful, & Edible Native Plants: 12:30-3:30 pm 

Mar. 21, 2020 ~ Gardening with Native Plants: 12:30 – 4:30 pm

Mar. 26, 2020 ~ Eco-Discovery Tour – Andreas Canyon: 10 am – 12:30 pm

Apr. 4, 2020 ~ Gardening with Native Plants: 12:30 – 4:30 pm

May 6, 2020 ~ Making Native Desert Teas: 12:30-3:30 pm

See below for details on each workshop and tour

***If you are gifting a workshop or tour registration to someone, we can send an attractive gift card to your friend or loved one. Just email us, and we will send a personalized gift card to them!

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Joy of Native Gardening

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

Workshop Postponed ~ To Be Rescheduled
Saturday, March 21st, 2020 | 12:30 – 4:30 pm

  

4-Hour Gardening Workshop at
The Plant Yoda’s Den

Inspiring classroom presentation, hands-on displays, handouts, and private tour of demonstration garden

Presenter: Robin Kobaly
Botanist, Founder, and President of
The Power of Plants, and Executive Director of
 The SummerTree Institute

  • Saturday March 21, 2020 ~Workshop Postponed ~ To Be Rescheduled
                   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 with displays & demonstrations
    ~ Hands-on plant specimens for identification           
    ~ Helpful handouts              
    ~ Private tour of “Nearly Native” demonstration garden
  • Fee: $75

              ~ 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. When we move outside to the half-acre demonstration garden, you will see over one hundred examples of mature desert native plants in an inviting home landscape setting, and view firsthand the many benefits of native plant gardening.

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

Call The Power of Plants (760) 363-1166

Or email robin@powerofplants.com

⇒ You may reserve your space and enroll now:

 

# of Participants

(Note: Purchases made with a non-PayPal credit card may post to your
statement as a purchase made in San Jose, PayPal’s corporate office)

You may also reserve your space and enroll
by sending a check for $75 per participant to:

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

Note: Please call or email us before sending your check
to make sure we reserve your spot. Workshops fill up very fast.

 

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Click here our other events and workshops!  

 

Stroll along a one-mile journey under a lush canopy of California Native Fan Palms as Robin shares secrets of the same plants that sustained Cahuilla Indians who inhabited Andreas Canyon for centuries. Get exercise and learning in one adventure!

Eco-Discovery Tour of Andreas Canyon
with Robin Kobaly

Tour Postponed ~ To Be Rescheduled

Thursday, March 26th, 2020 | 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

2 1/2-Hour Eco-Discovery Walking Tour
Andreas Canyon in the Indian Canyons

Leader: Robin Kobaly
Botanist, Founder, and President of
The Power of Plants, and Executive Director of
  The SummerTree Institute

 

Thursday March 26, 2020 – Tour to be rescheduled
               10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Andreas Canyon
               South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264

With Robin Kobaly
               Botanist, Wildlife Biologist

Tour registration: $25 for 2 1/2-hour adventure  


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

Like a walk back in time, this desert oasis offers a tranquil journey along foot trails through shady groves of native palms along a quiet stream, passing beautiful rock formations. Rock ledges have ancient bedrock mortars and metates used by Native American Cahuilla women centuries ago in food preparation. Follow along this easy footpath as Robin shares secrets of the same native plants that sustained the Cahuilla Indians who historically inhabited this exact site. Located on South Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs, this adventure is on land that has been treasured as a homeland of Cahuilla Indians for millennia.

On this 2 1/2-hour stream-side excursion, Robin will identify native plants, and describe uses of these desert plants for food, medicine, tools, clothing, and shelter. Edible samples of the same plants collected elsewhere by Robin will be shared along the route. You will hear about underground, unseen root partners that connect the plants in the community, which help to sustain the entire ecosystem. Robin will explain how migratory birds travel to and through the oasis in an intricate dance based on day-length cues, hormone changes, stored fat, night skies, and magnetic particles in their brains to arrive precisely at this site each year. Birds and other wildlife that may cross our path will be identified, and Robin will reveal fun stories about each creature. Each tour is unique, exploring different seasonal plants, birds, and wildlife. Please call or email to reserve your spot; enrollment is limited to 18 adventurers.

You may want to bring a box lunch to enjoy stream-side on the picnic tables under the native palms after our tour. You won’t want to leave…

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians who manage this historic site charge an entrance fee (in addition to your tour registration). Canyons entrance fee (includes Andreas, Murray and Palm Canyons) – Adults $9; Ages 62+ and students $7; Ages 6-12 $5; Military with ID: free.

  • Andreas Canyon, Palm Springs, CA
  • $25 Tour Registration (plus entrance fee to Indian Canyons)
  • For more information or to enroll, please call 760-363-1166, visit our website www.powerofplants.com, or email robin@powerofplants.com

 

 
 

 

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

Call The Power of Plants (760) 363-1166

Or email robin@powerofplants.com

⇒ You may reserve your space and enroll now:

 

# of Participants

(Note: Purchases made with a non-PayPal credit card may post to your
statement as a purchase made in San Jose, PayPal’s corporate office)

You may also reserve your space and enroll
by sending a check for $25 per participant to:

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

Note: Please call or email us before sending your check
to make sure we reserve your spot. Workshops fill up very fast.

Click here for our other events and workshops!  

 

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Joy of Gardening

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

Workshop Postponed ~ To Be Rescheduled
Saturday, April 4, 2020 | 12:30 – 4:30 pm

  

4-Hour Gardening Workshop at
The Plant Yoda’s Den

Inspiring classroom presentation, hands-on displays, handouts, and private tour of demonstration garden

Presenter: Robin Kobaly
Botanist, Founder, and President of
The Power of Plants, and Executive Director of
 The SummerTree Institute

  • Saturday April 4, 2020 ~ Workshop Postponed ~ To Be Rescheduled
                   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 with displays & demonstrations
    ~ Hands-on plant specimens for identification           
    ~ Helpful handouts              
    ~ Private tour of “Nearly Native” demonstration garden
  • Fee: $75

              ~ 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. When we move outside to the half-acre demonstration garden, you will see over one hundred examples of mature desert native plants in an inviting home landscape setting, and view firsthand the many benefits of native plant gardening.

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

Call The Power of Plants (760) 363-1166

Or email robin@powerofplants.com

⇒ You may reserve your space and enroll now:

 

# of Participants

(Note: Purchases made with a non-PayPal credit card may post to your
statement as a purchase made in San Jose, PayPal’s corporate office)

You may also reserve your space and enroll
by sending a check for $75 per participant to:

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

Note: Please call or email us before sending your check
to make sure we reserve your spot. Workshops fill up very fast.

 

Click flyer to view full-size

Click here for our other events and workshops!  

 

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Native Desert Tea-Making

Surprisingly healing and healthy natural gifts await our discovery in the leaves, stems, flowers, roots, and fruits of our desert plants, made available to us through teas and beverages. Explore the useful remedies, health benefits, and aids to well-being in each of a dozen desert native plants as you taste and experience each one brewed into a tea, and learn each tea’s wellness gifts. Create your own custom blend of dried tea to take home and brew yourself. Our classes and workshops show you easy, fun, and healthy ways to incorporate our native plants into your life. Come enjoy learning with us!

Making Native Desert Teas
for Health, Healing, & Well-being
with Robin Kobaly

Workshop Postponed ~ To Be Rescheduled
Wednesday, May 6th, 2020 | 12:30 – 3:30 pm

3-Hour Tea-making Workshop at
The Plant Yoda’s Den

Great fun, lots of demonstrations,
samples, and displays!

Make your own custom blend to brew at home…

Presenter: Robin Kobaly
Botanist, Founder, and President of
The Power of Plants, and Executive Director of
  The SummerTree Institute

Wednesday May 6, 2020  ~ Workshop Postponed ~ To Be Rescheduled
      12:30 – 3:30 pm

The Plant Yoda’s Den
      Morongo Valley, CA 92256 ~ Directions sent upon registration

Workshop registration includes:
~ 3-hour workshop with displays & demonstrations
~ Hands-on plant specimens for identification           
~ Helpful handouts              
~ Sample teas brewed from local native plants              
~ Your own custom tea blend you create to brew at home

Fee: $65
  ~ Enrollment is limited. Please reserve early to assure your spot.

This three-hour workshop offers a hands-on exploration of ancient and traditional uses of desert plants as teas and beverages, and gives you the opportunity to taste a dozen powerful but soothing plants as teas. Explore the healing and health properties of each native plant, and learn how to harvest, dry, store, and prepare them for your own use. This brand new workshop includes demonstrations and samples, plus tips on identifying each plant, as well as discussions about harvesting native plant species in a respectful and sustainable way.
Each workshop is unique, as we include native plants that are in season at that time, so we can sample flower buds, blossoms, fruit, roots, shoots, and seeds that are ready for harvest at that time. You will be empowered to learn about the local native plants that may be growing in your own back yard that are just waiting for you to discover their useful properties as refreshing, calming, and healing teas. You may look at our desert native plants with a new perspective after experiencing this intimate workshop.
Join us 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.

 

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

Call The Power of Plants (760) 363-1166

Or email robin@powerofplants.com

⇒ You may reserve your space and enroll now:

 

# of Participants

(Note: Purchases made with a non-PayPal credit card may post to your
statement as a purchase made in San Jose, PayPal’s corporate office)

You may also reserve your space and enroll
by sending a check for $65 per participant to:

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

Note: Please call or email us before sending your check
to make sure we reserve your spot. Workshops fill up very fast.

Click flyer to view full-size

Click here for our other events and workshops!  

 

Hardy and helpful southwest desert plants can add richness to your kitchen, your medicine chest, your home, and your garden, as well as enhancing the  lives of your neighborhood songbirds and wildlife.  Our classes and workshops show you easy, fun, and healthy ways to incorporate our native plants into your life. Come enjoy learning with us!

Healing, Helpful, & Edible
Southwest Native Plants


How to Harvest, Store, & Prepare
Desert Plants

with Robin Kobaly


Saturday, February 8th, 2020 | 12:30 – 3:30 pm
Class Full

 

3-Hour Workshop at The Plant Yoda’s Den

Presenter: Robin Kobaly
Botanist, Founder, and President of The Power of Plants, and Executive Director of  The SummerTree Institute

Great fun, lots of demonstrations, edible samples,
and displays!

  • Saturday February 8, 2020 – Class Full
                     12:30 – 3:30 pm

  • The Plant Yoda’s Den
    Morongo Valley, CA 92256
    Directions sent upon registration

  • Workshop registration includes:
                 ~ 3-hour workshop with displays & demonstrations
                 ~ Hands-on plant specimens for identification
                  ~ Helpful handouts
                  ~ Samples served for edible plants

  • Workshop Fee: $65
                  ~ Enrollment is limited. Please reserve early to assure your spot.

This three-hour workshop offers a fascinating look at ancient and traditional uses of desert medicinal and food plants, and presents ways to adapt those uses to fit today’s needs. Find out why these powerful native plants’ survival strategies make them so useful to us today. Explore which native food and healing plants can be used successfully and safely, and explore the many other benefits of growing these amazing herbal remedies, edible harvests, and utilitarian providers in your own yard. This popular workshop includes demonstrations and samples, plus tips on identifying and growing each plant, as well as discussions about harvesting native plant species in a respectful and sustainable way.

Join us 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.

We invite you to experience this legendary locale as we introduce you to our desert native plants through an immersive approach — through smell, taste, touch, and sight — all with accounts of each plant’s special gifts and traditional powers that can be incorporated into modern-day life. Workshop participants will explore hardy and helpful wild desert plants that can add richness to your kitchen, your medicine chest, your home, and your garden, as well as enhancing the lives of your neighborhood wildlife.

It’s fun learning how our native desert plants can serve as food, beverages, art, musical instruments, utensils, and healing remedies for humans. Each workshop is unique, as we include native plants that are in season at that time, so we can sample flower buds, blossoms, fruit, roots, shoots, and seeds that are ready for harvest at that time. You will look at our desert native plants with a new perspective after experiencing this comprehensive workshop.

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

Call The Power of Plants (760) 363-1166

Or email robin@powerofplants.com

⇒You may reserve your space and enroll now
in the workshop:

# of Participants

(Note: Purchases made with a non-PayPal credit card may post to your statement as a purchase made in San Jose, PayPal’s corporate office)

You may also reserve your space and enroll
by sending a check for $65 per participant to:

The Power of Plants

P.O. Box 800
Morongo Valley, CA 92256

Note: Please call or email us before sending your check to make sure
we reserve your spot. Workshops fill up very fast.

Click flyer to view full-size

Click for our other events and workshops!