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Landscaping with Native Plants Webinar

Nov 14, 2023 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST


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Landscaping with Native Plants

4:00 pm - Landscaping with Native Plants

Linda Hardison, Director of the OregonFlora Project and Assistant Professor, OSU Botany & Plant Pathology

What plants are native species, and why are they ideal to use in your garden or landscape? Join Linda Hardison, director of OregonFlora, to learn about some of Oregon’s botanical gems that can play a key role in your yard or garden. The OregonFlora program, based at Oregon State University, offers a wealth of information about the 4,700+ distinct vascular plants that grow in our state. Linda will share how native plant species fit into Oregon’s ecosystems, and how you can use this knowledge to select natives appropriate for your site. Come and learn how to tap the resources of OregonFlora to create your own native plant paradise!

Linda Hardison is the director of OregonFlora and a research assistant professor in the Dept. of Botany & Plant Pathology at Oregon State University. Linda guides the OregonFlora program in its mission to share information about Oregon’s plant diversity, largely through the production of a state flora in both book format and as an interactive website.

5:00 pm - Native Plants: Creating Habitat for Birds and Pollinators

Andrea Halliday, OSU Master Gardener

Learn about keystone species and why native plants are crucial to supporting biodiversity!

Andrea Halliday became a Master Gardener in 2022. She is involved with the Master Gardener Native Plant and Pollinator, Compost Specialist and Water in the Garden Groups. She and her partner are in the process of restoring a native landscape on 19 acres of reseeded clear cut by removing invasive species, diversifying the trees, and planting native plants.

6:00 pm - Incorporating Native Plants into your Urban or Semi Urban Garden

Susie Smith, OSU Master Gardener

Explore how native plants can help you meet your gardening objectives while building community resilience, adapting to climate change, and supporting pollinators and other species that are a vital part of our fragile ecological systems. Learn the basics about native plants, why they are important, and why people should not be shy about seeking them out as a part of their garden plant palette.

Susie Smith is a long-time gardener in Eugene, Oregon, and became a Lane County Master Gardener in 2012. Smith’s professional career has focused on water and energy resources and public infrastructure, with over 35 years of experience working for local governments in Oregon.

How to attend

Details and registration: Register for the live webinar on November 14 from 4:00-7:00 pm.

Watch online: This webinar series will be available on Zoom.

Cost: Free

Who can attend: Open to the public, OSU Extension Master Gardener volunteers receive 1 Continuing Education Credit for each class.

Watch the recording: A recording of the webinar will be posted on YouTube @lanecountymastergardener after the event.

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