White Sage in the Sunshine

The rain has stopped and the sun is shining in Southern California once again. A Sage in Every Garden (SIEG) volunteers are ready to give away 200 four-inch White Sage (Salvia apiana) plants at two events in Orange County this weekend.

A month of rainy weather caused some SIEG dates and venues to change. We appreciate your patience as we try to hold sage giveaways outdoors in January and February of 2023.

The best place to find the most up-to-date locations and times for free Sage giveaways is on the website of the California Native Plant Society OC Chapter. When you click on OCCNPS.org, you will find the Event Calendar 2023 that lists the most recent information available about where to find upcoming events.

You can also check this blog’s FAQ page for the latest events and times, as well as OCCNPS’ Facebook and Instagram posts.

Rebecca Crowe, Tracey Daschbach, and Sarah Jayne are ready to give away sages. Photo by E. Wallace.

With sun forecast this weekend, OCCNPS is bringing White Sage to North and South Orange County.

Starting at 10 a.m., you will find free White Sage being offered at the Orange Home Grown Education Farm at 356 N. Lemon St., Orange, and at the Dana Point Headlands Nature Interpretive Center at 34558 Scenic Dr., Dana Point.

One of the reasons that OCCNPS is giving away White Sage is to help raise awareness about illegal poaching due to worldwide demand for trend smudge sticks. A January 13 article by Breeana Greenberg of the Dana Point Times discusses this in more detail. Click here to read the article.

Photo by E. Wallace

If you are unsure about an upcoming event, check OCCNPS.org for the most up-to-date information. We look forward to seeing you this Saturday.

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