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Heritage Garden Spring Webinar – Sustainable Landscapes

April 17, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Heritage Garden Program promotes low water-use landscaping with native plants. Our spring webinar will feature:
Dr. Stephen Love — Landscaping With Native Plants
The wild buckwheats (genus Eriogonum) are a genus of attractive, water-conserving, pollinator-supporting plants that are underrepresented in western landscapes. Dr. Love will describe some of the landscape-worthy species, delineate nursery production challenges that tend to limit consumer use, and express an opinion as to the future of this group of unique plants.
Marianne Tompkins — Hey, I Bet I Could use That!
Reduce, reuse, and recycle in your landscapes—learn why it is important, how it can save you money, and the way it can set your yard apart from others. Reimagine for a healthier planet.
Wendy Gibble — Conservation of Washington’s Rare Native Plants
Washington State is home to a wonderfully diverse native flora, reflecting the rich assortment of ecosystems that occur in the state. Washington’s rare plants comprise nearly 15% of the native plants species and are found in just about every habitat type and county. With the continuing expansion of the state’s population, degradation of habitat, and changing weather patterns due to climate change, these plants face an uncertain future. Wendy Gibble will present an overview of the conservation efforts to protect rare native plants by the Washington Rare Plant Care and Conservation (Rare Care) program and introduce some of the rare plants of Washington.


April 17, 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Benton Conservation District