This year’s Native Plant Workshop being held on Saturday, April 6 at the West Sedona School will start its program with the Slow Water Team of Marianna Hartsong and Ryan Matson. Slow Water Team’s strategies for planting water are based on bio-mimicry. Providing a variety of examples and case studies, they will encourage audience participation and questions.
Marianna Hartson, Ph.D., Awareness Educator, is an honors graduate of Harvard and holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Her interest in environmental conservation is life long. She has studied Nature Observation with Tom Brown Jr. and trained in Permaculture Design and Arid Low Impact Green Infrastructure. She is a member of the OCWC Conservation Team, the Greening Harmony Steering Committee and the co-founder of the Slow Water Team.
Ryan Matson holds a B.S. in Community Development and Sustainability from Portland State University. A product of Seven Corners in SE Portland, Ryan served on HAND Neighborhood Association, the Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Coalition and the Council of the City Repair Project. He co-championed a natural building installation in the Park Blocks by PSU. In 2009, Ryan moved to Cornville becoming Director for the non-profit outdoor art installation, Eliphante, Ltd., joined the Oak Creek Watershed Council and co-founded the Slow Water Team in 2011.
Advance tickets are $25 for KSB members, $35 for the General Public and an additional $10 at the door. Tickets include two keynote speakers, a choice of two workshops out of the seven offered, lunch by Weber’s IGA and a silent auction. For more information and to register, please go to https://www.keepsedonabeautiful.org/our-programs/native-plant-workshop or call 928-282-4938.