Join us and learn how to create and maintain a fire-wise, sustainable garden that supports biodiversity while meeting County and City code requirements. We will recommend plant selection, placement and maintenance, to preserve and even add to wildlife habitat, while keeping your property and neighborhood fire-wise and sustainable.
Recommendations for fire-wise landscaping in the 0-5', 5-30' and 30-100' defensible space zones, with specific plant and design suggestions
Practical ways to integrate sometimes conflicting guidelines, so you can have a biodiverse, energy-saving, water- and fire-wise landscape
A practical understanding of what it means to be sustainable in an ever-changing California climate
Resources for how to move forward with your landscape and community
Workshop Creators and Presenters Include:
Mimi Enright: Program Manager, UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County
April Owens: Executive Director of the Habitat Corridor Project; Horticulture Chairperson, California Native Plant Society - Milo Baker Chapter
Planning and Designing a Low Water Use Garden Webinar
Learn how to use rain barrels and other creative techniques to collect and reuse your rainwater, and then select native plants and drought tolerant Mediterranean plants to create a climate appropriate and inviting landscape.
This class is a great option for everyone interested in low water use plants. The UC Master Gardeners of Sonoma County will speak about general design concepts and answer your specific questions about selecting low water-use plants for your property.
Do you want to use less water in your garden? This virtual workshop will outline simple steps you can take, including gardening in our climate and different ways to address irrigation needs. You will also learn about the free Garden Sense program, where Master Gardener Garden Sense Consultants visit your home and provide advice about irrigation, replacement of lawn with low water use plants, and other ways to use water efficiently in the landscape.