Garden Maintenance in the Defensible Space Zone
Aug. 16, 2022 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Resilient Landscapes Coalition
Learn how to create and maintain a fire-wise and sustainable landscape that supports biodiversity and meets
County code requirements. Maintenance of the landscape is the most important step in keeping your property
and neighborhood fire-wise and sustainable. We will cover summer appropriate maintenance practices to preserve and enhance wildlife habitat, while keeping your property fire-wise and sustainable.
This workshop will allow plenty of time for questions, and will provide:
- Tips on maintenance techniques such as pruning, irrigation, mulching, & composting
- Recommendations for fire-wise maintenance in the 0-5’, 5-30’, and 30-100’ defensible space zones.
- Practical ways to reconcile the sometimes conflicting guidelines to achieve a beautiful, biodiverse, fire-wise landscape that conserves precious water and energy.
- Steps to take on Red Flag Warning Days
Workshop creators, presenters and panelists include:
Jennifer Roberts: Environmental Educator, UC Cooperative Extension Sonoma County, Landscape Designer
Mimi Enright: Program Manager, UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County
April Owens: Executive Director, Habitat Corridor Project; Horticulture Chairperson, CNPS-Milo Baker Chapter
Jon Kanagy: Design and Implementation Project Manager, Sonoma Ecology Center
Ellie Insley: Landscape Architect, Natural Habitat Restoration Specialist; Director, Sonoma Ecology Center