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Native Plant Propagation

  California Native Plant Society   : This is a good guide to native plant seed collection, preparation, starting, and planting. Several of the techniques spelled out in this publication here became lessons learned the hard way by the Elfin Forest conservation volunteers.

  A "Native Species Planting Guide for the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve"   This is a synthesis from the literature published by a reserve staff member in 2001. Many of the Reserve's plant species are shared with the Elfin Forest.

  "Direct Seeding Woody Plants" UC Dept of Ag.   This is a scan of the 1979 publication with no updates. It covers a number of species found in the Central Coast Region.