Stream Team and WSU Extension’s Native Plant Salvage Project will offer a free “Naturescaping for Water and Wildlife” field class on May 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The class will begin at the First Methodist Church located at 1224 Legion Way S.E. in Olympia and then continue with a bus tour of select local gardens.
The field class will feature detailed, hands-on information about how to incorporate beautiful native plants and other drought-tolerant plants into your landscape to attract birds and butterflies and nurture a healthy environment. Participants will learn how to landscape on compacted soils, slopes and other tricky spots; reduce unnecessary lawn; deal with drainage problems; and manage stormwater runoff on their property. Other topics include water-wise ideas for outdoor living spaces and selecting plants for all four seasons.
Advanced registration is required as space is limited. For details and registration call 360-867-2166 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information regarding Stream Team can be obtained by contacting Chris Maun, Stream Team Coordinator, at (360)754-3355 ext.6377.
Book recommendation: Naturescaping by Shann Weston