Native Plant Workshop, March 19, 2011
(can we use a slide show here like on the NSA page?)
Photo by Max Licher
The 2011 workshop features two keynote speakers:
Bill McDorman of Seeds Trust “The Reasonable Landscape”
Jeff Schalau from the AZ Cooperative Extension
“The Agriculture/Environment Connection: Producing Safe Food and Clean Water
While Conserving Local Ecosystems”.
Admission also includes your choice of two workshops — eight choices!
- Jason Lavell: Xeriscaping with Cacti and Native Plants
- Shaun Symond: Native Plants for Your Home and Garden
- Dena Greenwood: Attracting Birds with Native Plants
- Tom Watkins: Non Native Plants and their Management
- Audrey Stephens: A Monarch Butterfly Presentation
- John Neville: Water harvesting from Simple to Complete
- Joy Kimmel: Identifying Native Plants in the Verde Valley
- Leilah Breitler: How to Make Salves & Tinctures Using Wild Herbs
Click on the name to see picture and short biography.
Plus free plants, silent auction, coffee, tea, morning savories and lunch included!
Advance tickets are $20.00 for Keep Sedona Beautiful members, and $30.00 for non-members. Tickets at the door are an additional $10.00.
Click here to register and choose your workshops.
Silent Auction: Over 25 items are available with something for everyone! Silent Auction items range from gift certificates and books to computer services and massages to first class tickets on the Verde Canyon Railroad to hand-knit scarf and hand-made designer mirror to area rugs.
Click here for a full list of items and some photos.
KSB promotes the conservation of the greater Sedona area, seeking to preserve the unique natural environment and to enhance the quality of life for future generations. KSB office: 928-282-4938
Keep Sedona Beautiful is partnering with Gardens for Humanity and their 2011 Spring Planting Festival March 11-20, a week-long series of events, workshops, and presentations – a community-wide celebration of garden and environmental awareness. http://gardensforhumanity.org/
Continue here for more detailed information on the Native Plant Workshop.
|Doors Open. Registration begins in school cafeteria. Silent auction bidding begins. Raffle items available. Coffee, tea and savories available|
|8:30||Program begins in school cafeteria – Nancy Spinelli Tom O’Halleran – President, Keep Sedona Beautiful Presentation of the fourth annual Norman B. Herkenham Award|
|9:00 – 10:15||Key Note Speaker: Bill McDorman “The Reasonable Landscape”|
|10:15||Go to your first workshop|
|10:30 – 11:30||First Workshops in rooms|
|11:30 – 12:30||Lunch in cafeteria featuring a sandwich, fruit, cookie, chips and beverage|
|12:30||Go to your second workshop
Silent auction closes
|12:45 – 1:45||Second Workshop in rooms|
|2:00 – 3:00||Closing Speaker: Jeff Schalau “The Agriculture/Environment Connection: Producing Safe Food and Clean Water While Conserving Local Ecosystems”|
|3:00||Silent auction winning bidders pick up items at registration table
Native plant gift distribution
Registration will be available online soon!
SILENT AUCTION ITEMS
Bill McDorman has been teaching gardeners to save seeds for over 25 years. He is founder of Seeds Trust originally High Altitude Gardens. He started 3 seed companies and two non-profits. Mr. McDorman is author of Basic Seed Saving, which he wrote in 1994. He is on the Board of Directors of Native Seeds/S.E.A.R.C.H. in Tucson and the Arizona Humanities Council.
Jeff Schalau is an Associate Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources for the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension in Yavapai County . He has held this position since 1998. Jeff studied Forest Management (B.S. 1988) and Natural Resources (M.S. 1992) at Humboldt State University in Arcata , California . Jeff provides science-based information to Yavapai County residents in the areas of forest health, watershed management, noxious/invasive plants, range management, and horticulture. He and his wife, Dorothy Baxter, enjoy vegetable gardening, chickens, and their two acre native plant landscape at their home in Prescott , Arizona .
Workshop 1 – Xeriscaping with Cacti and Native Plants
Workshop 2 – Native Plants for Your Home and Garden
Workshop 3 – Attracting Birds with Native Plants
Workshop 4 – Non Native Plants and Their Management
Tom Watkins Certified Master Gardener has been actively involved in gardening activities since the early 1970’s. He was certified as a Master Gardener in 2007 and is a member of The Yavapai County Master Gardener Association (MGA). Tom has served on various committees with the MGA and is currently the serving as the Speakers Bureau Coordinator for the Prescott Area.
Workshop 5 – A Monarch Butterfly Presentation
Audrey Stephens In 1998 Audrey Stephens released The Butterfly Lady, a non-profit business dedicated to helping the plight of the Monarch butterfly. In addition to raising and releasing monarchs to help with their struggling population, I have traveled the west coast educating & helping to raise awareness of the challenges that these fragile and beautiful creatures are faced with in their day to day existence. I hope you will join me for a fun & fact filled presentaion all about the Monarch in which you will learn about the butterfly lifecycle, their amazing annual migration and the simple & easy things we can all do to help get them off the Threatened Species List. I will be offering special butterfly gardening seeds and planting tips to help you lure butterflies into your oasis.
Workshop 6 – Water Harvesting from Simple to Complete
John Neville is President of Sustainable Arizona, and has been involved in sustainable development and communications for more than 30 years. Currently, John is a LEED-accredited professional with the US Green Building Council, and provides sustainable systems consulting and communications services to municipalities and businesses. He has served on the leadership of the Sedona WaterWise Alliance which created Water Awareness Month in the Verde Valley . John will be working with the hospitality industry on water conservation and ecotourism as part of a regional effort to help preserve the Verde River and its habitats. John serves with the Sustainable Economic Development Initiative, the Verde Valley Regional Economic Organization, the local Wine Consortium, and the regional Agricultural Council. The home he designed in Sedona has received four awards for excellence in green design, sustainable construction, water conservation and low impact living.
Workshop 7 – Identifying Native Plants in the Verde Valley
Joy Kimmel is a certified Master Gardener and lifelong botanist/biologist. Joy’s Master’s Degree in botany focused on plant taxonomy issues, and she has spent most of her adult life identifying this or that native plant. After college, Joy taught life and physical sciences in a
Workshop 8 – How to Make Salves & Tinctures Using Wild Herbs
Leilah Breitler has been sharing her knowledge, experience, and love of herbs as an educator, entrepreneur and researcher in Europe, Canada and the United States since 1970. She is the founder of The Herb Stop and has created an extensive line of herbal products, as well as The Herb Stop certification course. She was born and raised in Switzerland , where she received her herbal education. Leilah continues her work and research with herbs, writes and publishes newsletters, articles, books and offers private consultations.