42503194.LN7L6430copy A well-designed yard can be a beautiful extension of your house, a place to relax and entertain, a place to play, a place to grow food, and a worthwhile investment.

While you might now be able to see it, your yard can also help protect drinking-water supplies, streams, lakes, and Puget Sound, as well as salmon, shellfish, birds, other wildlife, and people that depend on clean water. You will be able to enjoy visits from birds and butterflies—and a healthier yard for your family—as you create habitat right outside your windows.

Thanks to our generous Stream Team partners, all Naturescaping classes are free, but advanced registration is required. Visit the Stream Team's Calendar to register yourself, or send us an email at nativeplantsalvage@gmail.com.

 

Two-Part Workshop- Naturescaping for Water & Wildlife

Part I: This class features detailed, hands-on information about how to incorporate beautiful native and other drought-tolerant plants into your landscape to attract amphibians, birds and butterflies while protecting water resources. Participants will learn how to transform their landscape while also saving time, money and resources!

*Note: Participants who attended this class in the past should register for Part II only; please email nativeplantsalvage@gmail.com to receive the registration code for Part II.

Part II: With the information you learned in Part I, develop plans for transforming your home landscape. During class, participants will work in small groups with expert guidance to help work through questions and get guidance on their own customized plans.

Naturescaping for Water & Wildlife Field Class

Learn about sustainable landscaping techniques that will save you time and money while also attracting birds and butterflies to your garden and protecting water resources. A classroom session will be followed by a field trip to local private gardens; bus transportation will be provided.

Landscape designer Linda Andrews and Erica Guttman of WSU’s Native Plant Salvage Project will lead the class. Topics include how to make a landscaping plan; design ideas for outdoor living spaces; managing drainage, slopes and other trouble spots; how to reduce unnecessary lawn; how to create habitat for birds and butterflies; and selecting water-wise plants for all four seasons.

Our Naturescaping  classes are generously sponsored by Stream Team.