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Resources for Learning

If you have any recommendations for additional podcasts, You Tube, books, or web pages, please let us know so we can add them here.  Check back occasionally, as we will be adding more resources

as we become aware of them.


Bug Banter by Xerces Society Dive into the mysteries of native insects and other invertebrates in North America.

The Permaculture Podcast with Scott Mann Includes interviews with Douglas Tallamy

The Joe Gardener Show with Joe Lamp'l National gardening TV host, podcast is devoted to all things gardening

All the Dirt Podcast with Steve Wood and Deryn Thorpe Gardening, sustainability, food and organics

Green Acres Garden Podcast with Kevin & Austin from Green Acres Nursery For newbies and seasoned gardeners alike

Cultivating Place with Jennifer Jewel "Conversations on natural history & the human impulse to garden"


Bringing Nature Home Book

Books by Douglas W. Tallamy:

Rewild Your Garden by Frances Tophill

Book titled Rewild Your Garden

Heather Holm is a pollinator conservationist and award-winning author:

  • Pollinators of Native Plants

  • Bees

  • Wasps

Endless Forms:  The Secret World of Wasps by Seirian Sumner

Dig really deep in this book about the fascinating world of wasps and their essential role in our ecosystem

Books for Kids:

Flight of the Honey Bee by Raymond Huber

Are You A Bee by Judy Allen

The BeeMan by Laurie Krebs


Bring Back The Pollinators

Each of us can adopt four simple steps: growing pollinator-friendly flowers, providing nest sites, avoiding pesticides, and spreading the word.

All about pollinators

Learn all about pollinators and what, where and how we can protect and bring them to our gardens.

Planet Bee

Offering educational resources for students

All about ground nesting bees

Education on the biology and ecology of native bees 

SacValley California Native Plant Society

Nursery in Rancho Cordova and demonstration gardens, promoting awareness of benefits of Native plant habitat, community involvement and source of local native plants . Website has pdf's such as seed propagation, irrigating with grey water, etc.


Melinda Myers

Nationally known horticulturist & gardening expert dedicated to inspiring and educating individuals, families and communities.

California Gardening

Introduces you to the joys of gardening and growing your own vegetables, fruits and flowers.  Currently best organic gardening channel on YouTube.

Ground Nesting Bees

Seeking to engage community scientists to locate and map ground nesting bee nesting sites. Ninety percent of all bees are solitary and seventy percent of bees nest in the ground.


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