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Native Planting 101 Recordings

Native Planting 101 Recordings

Incorporating native plants into your landscape

Mel Asher: Native Plantings: Getting Started!

Don Schaechtel: Lessons Learned From 14 Years of Native Plant Gardening

Presentation PDF

Weed Management Plan Templates by Julie Sanderson

Additional weed resources:

Betsy Dudash: Using Native Annuals in Your Landscape:

Al Murphy: Using Plants Adapted to our Xeric and Changing Climate:

March 1 @ 7:00 – 8:00 PM – Drought Tolerant Alternatives to Lawns – Mel Asher

Mel will describe how to establish eco-friendly ground covers, as an alternative to irrigated lawns in your home landscape, including how to correctly seed native grasses and flowers.

Presentation Slideshow HERE

Drought-Tolerant Alternatives to Lawns
by Mel Asher (Derby Canyon Natives- 
[email protected]

USFS Seed Zone Map-

March 15 @ 7:00-8:00 PM – Using Native Plants to Create a Fire-Resistant Landscape – Al Murphy

Al Murphy will discuss the advantages and methods of using native plants to provide a fire-resistant landscape and reduce the potential loss of structures in a wildfire prone environment.

“Using Native Plants in a Fire-Resistant Landscape” by Al Murphy

March 29 @ 7:00-8:00 PM – Panel Discussion and Q&A

The 4 presenters will discuss topics and questions provided by workshop participants.

Presentation Materials HERE

March 8 @ 7:00 – 8:00 PM – Creating Wildlife Habitat in Your Home Landscape – Betsy Dudash

In this session, Betsy will discuss the elements of a successful habitat, introduce several plants (especially shrubs) that work well locally, and suggest some spots in your yard for transforming into a wildlife oasis.

Presentation Slideshow HERE

“Creating Wildlife Habitat in Your Home Landscape”
by Betsy Dudash- 
[email protected]

March 22 @ 7:00-8:00 PM – Heritage Gardens: What Are They and How to Create One. – Liz Jackson

Discover what makes Heritage Gardens of the Columbia Basin unique from other native plant gardens. Liz will describe examples such as; using water-smart techniques, highlighting culturally significant plants, and a plant list that meets the certification criteria.

Presentation Slideshow HERE

“Heritage Gardens: What Are They and How to Create One
 by Liz Jackson- 
[email protected]

Questions? Contact [email protected] or (509) 436-1601

Thank you to the WA Department of Ecology for funding staff time to host this workshop series!

Check out the resources below for more information on native planting.

  • The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation –