GREETINGS FROM JILL SILVER, ON BEHALF OF THE 10,000 YEARS INSTITUTE . . .
Please join 10,000 Years Institute, the Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group, and local sponsors in a Friday Feb 6 workshop on native plants in gardens and landscaping! The workshop will be held at the Quilcene Community Center, beginning at 1:00pm.
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The workshop will focus on the uses and benefits of the plethora of wonderful native groundcovers, flowers, shrubs and trees for seasonal color, blossoms, fragrance, and food for butterflies and bees, birds, wildlife, and people – just in time for the Jefferson County Conservation District’s Plant Sale. We’ll also share birds and the songs associated with different plants.
Also presented will be an in-depth overview of harmful non-native invasive weeds that can lower the value of property and personal enjoyment, and destroy habitats for fish and wildlife. We’ll cover a variety of species including knotweed, Scotch broom, blackberries, reed canarygrass, English laurel, holly, and ivy, poison hemlock, tansy ragwort, yellow archangel, herb Robert, butterfly bush (YES!), foxglove, everlasting peavine, thistles, and more. Educational booklets and handouts will be provided on how to prevent, control, and eliminate them.
And a special offer – participants can request a personal site visit, a native planting and invasives removal plan!
We’re looking forward to seeing you there – especially folks down on Hood Canal from the Quilcene watershed southward!
> 10,000 Years Institute
> 892 53rd Street
> Port Townsend, WA 98368-1504
> 360.301.4306 (cell)