Sheltered in Place: the Backyard Series
This series explores how you can connect to and foster nature in your very own backyard. Watch videos about how you can steward your backyard.
Sheltered in Place: the Backyard Series - Mugwort
Introducing the first video of "Sheltered in Place: the Backyard Series." Ildiko Polony, Executive Director, shares how we can bring nature home with native plants and shows us her plant crush of the moment - Mugwort, or Artemisia douglasiana. You can purchase mugwort seed online through our Sutro Stewards Native Plant Nursery for your own backyard habitat, and support Sutro Stewards in the process. Follow us on instagram, @sutro.stewards where we will be hosting live wildflower walks, sharing beautiful photos of urban nature and links to resources for your home garden. The content will keep coming and opportunities for you to participate will be shared as well. This is just the beginning, and there will be more ideas and opportunities. Like us on facebook and subscribe to our channel. Share your sheltered nature stories and we’ll post them on our blog. Send submissions to email@example.com. Stay tuned for more. As we can’t leave our homes, let's bring nature to us!
Sheltered in Place: the Backyard Series - Miner's Lettuce
As we are sheltered in place, Sutro Steward's new virtual programming, "Bringing Nature Home" is all about how we can invite nature into our cities, backyards and open spaces by restoring habitat with California native plants. This episode of "Sheltered in Place: the Backyard Series" introduces you to a native, vitamin C packed, annual green. Seeds can be purchased at LarnerSeeds.com. Stay tuned for the launch of our online nursery. Soon you will be able to order plants for delivery from Sutro Stewards! #sutrostewards #wildfirestowildflowers #wildedibleplants
Sheltered in Place: the Backyard Series - Yerba Buena
Yerba Buena!! One of my all time favorite plants! #BringingNatureHome by planting those plants that evolved where you live is gloriously satisfying. These beauties offer food, shelter and reproduction needs for our local wildlife in ways that non-native plants don't because of coevolution. We find yerba buena in many of our restoration sites on Mount Sutro. When we are weeding, you often smell it before you see it! Feel free to post questions in the comments on backyard habitat gardening. As we #shelterinplace with all this free time, start planting! #sutrostewards
Sheltered in Place: the Backyard Series - Columbine
In this episode of our virtual programming series learn about a Sutro Stewards favorite, Aquilegia formosa, while it transforms through its reproductive cycle. Did you know flowers play a huge role in a plants life cycle? They aren't just for looks! Flowers will attract pollinators, like birds and insects, with the promise of sweet nectar. Unintentionally, pollinators will then transfer pollen deeper into the flower or carry pollen to other flowers near by. When this happens, the flower becomes fertilized and starts to form seeds. And these seeds can be the start to a whole new plant! It is a beautiful cycle that is happening all around us right now during spring!