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Help the CNGF Indiegogo Campaign

VIST & CONTRIBUTE TO OUR INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN   Please help us realize our vision by donating to the California Native Garden Foundation at the Middlebrook Center. We are a relatively small non-profit, and we need your help to continue our mission to increase the popularity and use of California’s native plants, educate children and adults […]

Manzanita ‘Howard McMinn’: a Tender Beauty

If your garden were a kingdom, Manzanita ‘Howard McMinn’ (Arctostaphylos ‘Howard McMinn’) would be a charming and delicate princess who makes you fall in love as soon as you lay your eyes on her! Beautiful and easy to incorporate with most gardens, this evergreen shrub has been adored by generations of gardeners ever since it was […]

Help us reach 250 votes to win an important grant

Please support us in our cause by voting for us via Facebook. If we can obtain 250 votes in the next 10 days, we will receive the important funds needed to purchase the land and property at our Middlebrook Center location on 76 Race Street in downtown San Jose, CA, home to the non-profit CNGF. The […]


The Environmental Laboratory for Sustainability and Ecological Education — ELSEE — is a childhood learning laboratory in an urban San Jose neighborhood that provides the citizens of tomorrow with the values and skills to develop and sustainably manage the City of Tomorrow. Tomorrow’s city prioritizes the protection and perpetuation of its local ecology, provides the […]