Julie D Clark De Blasio
UCCE Ventura collaborated in this first annual three-day event held at the Museum of Ventura - Agricultural Museum April 22-24. Ventura County Agricultural Commissioner/Weights & Measures (VC-AC/WM) initiated and directed the show, with cooperation from the museum, CE-Ven, Ventura County Master Gardeners (MG), Channel Islands Chapter - California Native Plant Society (CNPS), and Santa Barbara Botanical Garden (SBBG).
The family event included museum garden tours hosted by MG, a mason bee house construction activity by the Museum, iNaturalist participatory-science nature reporting led by SBBG, invasive weed posters created by VC-AC/WM, and the weed and wildflower show display coordinated by VC-AC/WM, CNPS, and CE-Ven.
Several hundred people attended the three-day event. One-hundred twenty weed and wildflower specimens were collected by CNPS and VC-AC/WM.
The maiden event is likely to become an annual springtime occurrence in Ventura County!