Resilient Landscaping: Gardening in the Defensible Space (focus on North Sonoma County communities)
Contact: Info desk: or 707-565-2608
Sponsor: UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County

Learn how to create and maintain a fire-wise, sustainable garden that supports biodiversity while meeting County code requirements. We can help you with plant selection, placement, and maintenance, to preserve and even enhance wildlife habitat, while keeping your property and neighborhood fire-wise and sustainable.

This two-hour workshop will allow plenty of time for questions, and will provide:
• Recommendations for fire-wise landscaping in the 0-5’, 5-30’, and 30-100’ defensible space zones, with
specific plant and design suggestions.

• Practical ways to reconcile the sometimes conflicting guidelines, to achieve a beautiful, biodiverse, energy-saving and water- and fire-wise landscape.

• A practical understanding of what it means to be sustainable in an ever-changing California climate.

• Resources for how to move forward with your landscape and community.

Workshop creators and presenters include:
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

All are welcome, however workshop content will be focused on the Northern Sonoma County communities.