Native Planting 101 Workshop
An introductory guide to the benefits of incorporating native plants into your landscape
This free workshop features local plant and natural resource experts and covers:
- Pollinator Gardening
- Firewise Landscaping
All using native plants, as well as:
- Weed Law
- Weed Identification
- Integrated Weed Management
Specifically tailored to our lands in Chelan County!
Thank you to our 2021 Native Planting 101 speakers and attendees!
Recorded sessions and materials are below:
- March 1: Using Native Plants in Landscaping with Betsy Dudash
Betsy's PowerPoint and Resources
- March 8: Native Plants for a Firewise Home with Al Murphy
Al's PowerPoint and Landscaping Resources
- March 15: Noxious Weed Control with Julie Sanderson
Julie's PowerPoint and Resources and Weed Management Plan Templates
- March 22: Native Plant Selection and Care with Mel Asher
Mel's Resources and Native Forbs Flyer
- March 29: Q&A and Panel Discussion with the experts
Questions? Contact KirkB@cascadiacd.org or (509) 436-1601
Please complete this short Native Planting 101 Evaluation Form to help guide us as we produce future events.
Thank you to the WA Department of Ecology for funding staff time to host this workshop series!
In the meantime, check out some of the resources below for more information on native planting.
Resources to help get you started:
- Washington Native Plant Society - www.wnps.org
- WTU Herbarium Image Collection: Plants and Lichens of Washington - http://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.php
- USDA-NRCS Plants Database - www.plants.usda.gov/java
- Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board - www.nwcb.wa.gov
- Chelan County Noxious Weed Control Board - www.co.chelan.wa.us/noxious-weed
- Washington Invasive Species Council - www.invasivespecies.wa.gov
- The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation - www.xerces.org
- Puget Sound Beekeepers Association - www.pugetsoundbees.org
- Natural Resources Conservation Service Insects and Pollinators - www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/plantsanimals/pollinate
- National Wildlife Federation “Garden for Wildlife” - www.nwf.org/Garden-For-Wildlife.aspx
- Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides - www.pesticide.org/pests_and_alternatives
- US Forest Service Gardening for Pollinators - www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/pollinators/gardening.shtml
- “Plants for Pollinators in the Inland Northwest” - USDA- Natural Resources Conservation Service, Biology Technical Note No. 24
- “Fire Resistant Plants for Home Landscapes: Selecting plants that may reduce your risk from wildfire” - Pacific Northwest Extension, Publication 590
- “Landscaping with Native Plants in the Inland Northwest” - Washington State University Extension
- “Basic Bee Biology and Identification” - Presented by Eric Mader, Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, July 7, 2011. Courtesy of Amy Hendershot, NRCS
- “Pocket Guide to Identifying the Western Bumble Bee Bombus occidentalis” - Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
“Selecting Plants for Pollinators: A regional guide for farmers, land managers and gardeners in the:”
- Pollinator Partnership and North American Pollinator Protection Campaign Pollinator planting guides for every eco-region in the continental U.S.! If you live outside Chelan County, find the right guide for your area at http://www.pollinator.org/guides.htm.
- “Oregon and Washington Guide for Conservation Seedings and Plantings.” USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service
- "Xeriscaping & Native Plants" from WSU Extension
- "5 Reasons to Start a Pollinator Garden (And 6 Tips to Help You Do It)" from Morning Chores