The KSB’s 33rd Annual Native Plant Workshop will offer eight workshops with participants able to choose two at the all day event on March 24, 2012 held at the West Sedona School. In addition, there are two keynote speakers: rainwater guru and author Brad Lancaster and horticulturist Jan Busco.
Participants will need to choose only two of these eight workshops:
Larry Anderson will take a unique view of the definition of Container Gardening.
Merle and Michele Herrick will cover how composting works, the methods and types of composting, the materials needed, the rewards and how to get started in your own backyard.
Mary Lata’s workshop will address firewise landscaping – learn how to create defensible space around your home to reduce a wildfire’s intensity and ability to spread.
Clare Licher will provide a brief explanation of the nature of essential oils and their uses in the Aromatherapy and Perfume industries, discuss steam distillation and include an aromatic experience of some of the oils.
Carl Olson will look at insects encountered in your yard and garden, what they mean within your ecosystem and how to change your perspective from the negative and the importance each brings to a healthy ecosystem.
Diane Scantlebury will give a brief overview of hydroponic growing basics and supply sources with one or two practical, home hydroponic, project suggestions.
Jeff Schalau’s presentation will discuss: the differences between invasive and noxious weeds; how these plants negatively impact native plant communities, how to recognize and identify these plants; and some simple weed management practices.
Gene Twaronite will provide a brief survey of cold hardy cacti, agaves, yuccas, and hesperaloes native to the Southwest, liberally sprinkled with personal observations, anecdotes and cultural advice.
For more information and to register, please visit: https://keepsedonabeautiful.org/native-plant-workshop-home-2012