Another successful educational workshop! Over 120 people attended the 39th Annual KSB Native Plant Workshop held on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the West Sedona School. We want to thank everyone who helped make this a more sustainable event by bringing their own mugs and water bottles. This helped us contribute to the creation of a Zero Waste Event checklist and certification with the Sustainability Alliance. Many businesses also submitted virtual coupons and flyers; please check them out and print those you want to use.
This year’s recipient of the 12th Herkenham Award was Hattie Braun, a past speaker here at the NPW and currently the Director for the Coconino Cooperative Extension. This award goes to those individuals, businesses or organizations that further the education and implementation of native plant landscaping.
The program continued with Hattie Braun as the first keynote speaker showing how native plants can be used successfully in your landscaping with a little planning resulting in a haven for native wildlife and working in harmony with the environment.
The second keynote was introduced by Hugh Denno, the Cinematographer, Producer, Editor and Director of the film Viva la Verde! This beautiful film showed how we can get involved and be stewards of our wildlife, our rivers and our water resources. This film will be shown multiple times over both this and next year in an effort to ensure a healthy future for the Verde and other southwestern rivers. https://vivalaverde.org/trailer
Six workshops were presented twice during the day by Denise Gibbs, Jason Lavelle, Max Licher, Eric Moore, Garry Neil and Jeff Schalau.
A huge thank you to all the committee members who spent many hours insuring that the event would run smoothly: Barbara Saul, Carol Adams, Mary Overman, Georgia Munsell, Susan and David Murrill, Lin Ennis, Rich Spinelli, Craig Swanson, Dave Norton, Sarah Rowley and Gary Neil, Michelle and Gerry Snyder, Wendy Heald, Bill Adams and Jan Wind. Many hands make light work!