Friday, March 07, 2008

Native Plant Gardening Workshop

British Columbia is home to a vast array of native plants, some with beautiful blooms, others with luscious berries, and some that provide food for butterflies and hummingbirds. Whether you are looking for a perennial, annual, grass, fern, tree or shrub, there are lots of home-grown choices to add beauty and diversity to your garden and, at the same time, help make your home "greener". Come find out more about the benefits of gardening with native plants and about the plants themselves.

The instructor of this workshop Dawn Hanna first became enamoured with native plants when hiking the islands, grasslands and mountains of BC. She heads two stewardship initiatives (at Vancouver's Jericho Park and Richmond's Lona Beach Regional Park) whose aim is, in part, to restore native plants to parks overrun with introduced, invasive plant species. Dawn is currently pursuing graduate work in restoration ecology at the University of Victoria.

on Saturday March 22 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm
at the West Vancouver Museum

Program code: 426067, $ 10 per person
Call 604-925-7270 to Register

Photo: Nootka rose, Dawn Hanna Photo.


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