Update from Kate - 2 Special Events on Firewise Landscaping and Soil Restoration. Sign Up Now!

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Update from Kate
What Can Homeowners Do With Landscaping to Make Homes Safer
and Restore Plants, Soil and Water?

Fire prevention is on everyone's mind and better yet, there's great interest in doing something about it. But, what do we do to help save our homes from fire? Fortunately, the Marin Chapter of the California Native Plant Society has two upcoming events that will inform us about using native plants for firewise landscaping and how plants can attract water, enrich soil and put the carbon cycle to work restoring living systems.

Please mark your calendars and sign up right away.

Marin Chapter, California Native Plant Society


Inspiring Solutions for Restoring California’s Fire Ecology and Hydrology


Greg Rubin

Thursday May 9, 7:00 pm

Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA


Firewise Landscaping: Can Native Plants Help Save Our Homes from Fire?

Far from being “fire bombs,” a landscape of California native plants can actually be quite fire resistant and contribute to fire safety around your home. Greg’s firm has extensive experience in successfully determining which type of design, irrigation, and maintenance encourages fire resistance in native landscapes. He will share actual case histories from a number of recent major fire events as well.


Judith Schwartz

Wednesday May 22, 7:00 pm

Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA


Restoring Plants, Soil and Water: Nature Wants to Help

In soil, carbon is the good stuff. It generates fertility, supports biodiversity, and retains water. Nature arranged to have lots of carbon underground; but due to erosion and tillage, most of the world’s cultivated soil has lofted its carbon into the air, making climate change far worse. Environmental journalist Judith Schwartz will describe how we can make the carbon cycle work as nature intended, including the role of plants in attracting water and existing solutions for restoring living systems.


NOTE: Events are FREE but registration is requested to assure seating. Sign up at www.cnpsmarin.org.

Keep in touch and send me a note at ksears@marincounty.org about what you learned and how you might do things differently to use plants to make your home and property firesafe and revitalize the carbon cycle in your yard.