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To learn more about the natural environment:

California Native Plant Society, San Diego Chapter

California Invasive Plant Council

Dr. Mike Simpson SDSU

Ken Bowles' San Diego County Wildflowers

Ethnobotany of the Luiseno people

Canyoneers of the San Diego Natural History Museum

San Diego Audubon

National Wildlife Federation

To learn more about
gardening with native plants:

Moosa Creek, Escondido

El Nativo Nursery, Azusa, Los Angeles Co.

Las Pilitas Nursery, Escondido and Santa Maria

Recon Nursery (wholesale), Imperial Beach

Tree of Life Nursery, San Juan Capistrano, Orange Co.


As a volunteer, Kay designed the entrance to the San Diego Home-Garden Expo one year for the California Landscape Contractors Association. She designed an award-winning nursery exhibit once for the Del Mar/San Diego Fair and, and another year collaborated with the National Wildlife Federation, Audubon Society, Native Plant Society, and other landscape professionals, and designed an exhibit on landscaping for wildlife that received four awards.

After the terrible wildfires in San Diego County this past decade, Kay served as a consultant to the development of the course “Living With Wildfire”, a class on wildfire risk reduction that was developed by a team of outstanding professionals under a grant to the San Diego Natural History Museum. She continues to promote better practices to reduce wildfire risks as a community

Kay serves on the board of the San Diego Chapter of the California Native Plant Society, organizing field trips and coordinating the 2012 Conservation Conference in San Diego.

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