On Wednesday, January 22, King Conservation District hosted an evening workshop on the benefits and beauty of landscaping with native plants at Odin Brewing Company in Tukwila. Among the twinkling brewery lights and native plant samples like Indian Plum (Oemleria cerasiformis) and Grand Fir (Abies grandis), attendees learned about the necessary conditions and considerations for landscaping with native plants. Senior Riparian Restoration Specialist Jacobus Saperstein led attendees on a journey through topics like Puget lowland soil history to a comprehensive list of native plant “all-stars!” King County Noxious Weeds Education Specialist Marta Olson participated in the event and provided important resources on noxious weeds and invasive plants.
Thank you to all who attended! If you missed the evening at Odin Brewing, do not worry! Another Benefits and Beauty of Landscaping with Native Plants talk is coming up at 21 Acres in Woodinville, WA on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from 6pm-7:30pm.
All the talk about native plants leads to the question “Where can one purchase a wide variety of native trees, shrubs and ground cover?” Visit KCD’s Native Bareroot Plant Sale and Community Fair to purchase affordable, beautiful and diverse native plants! Pre-sale will be open until March 4, 2020. Order early before your favorite native plant all-star is sold out! And come out to the Tukwila Community Center on March 14, 2020 (10am-3pm) to pick up your plants and enjoy the array of activities, conservation partners and food trucks at the Community Fair!
Renee Shapiro, Education IP, Washington ServiceCorps/AmeriCorps