Presented by the Climate Science Alliance Tribal Working Group, the Stewardship Pathways Program invites Indigenous peoples from across Southern California who are interested in building or expanding a career focused on native plant restoration to join our 2022 Native Plant Restoration program cohort! Spots are limited — check out today’s blog for additional details and information on how to reserve your spot.
Presented by the Climate Science Alliance Tribal Working Group, the Stewardship Pathways Program invites Indigenous peoples from across Southern California who are interested in building or expanding a career focused on native plant restoration to join our 2022 Native Plant Restoration training cohort! Explore projected learning outcomes, program cost and duration, and more below.
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What will I learn, and what skills will I gain?
This tuition-free course is unique in its design, and will weave both traditional knowledge and regional climate science into foundational plant propagation topics. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, Southern California ecosystems, plant propagation techniques, soil health, plant nursery operations, and business development.
Upon completion of the course, participants can expect to
Have a foundational understanding of local ecosystems, Indigenous perspectives on the local landscape, and current and future impacts of climate change on those ecosystems.
Learn practical skills necessary to propagate native plants, such as seed collection and preservation, greenhouse propagation techniques, and soil maintenance.
Understand what the technical considerations are for a successful nursery operation, and obtain tools to that end.
Receive information and resources about business development to start a nursery.
Become part of a cohort of trainees with similar interests that will receive lasting support from the Climate Science Alliance beyond the training component.
Build a network of contacts that can be called upon for mentorship, advice, and support into the future. These include technical trainers, traditional knowledge holders, climate scientists, to name a few.
Who can apply to participate?
We hope to accommodate all who are interested, but please know that space is limited.
We welcome applications from anyone associated with a Southern California Tribe or Indigenous community, regardless of level of experience. Applicants under the age of 18 will be required to attend alongside a chaperone and with explicit parent or guardian permission.