Free Naturescaping Basics Workshop. Learn to garden with natives: Nov 14, 2009 9AM

11/14/2009 - 9:00am
11/14/2009 - 1:00pm

East Multnomah SWCD Naturescaping Basics Workshop. Learn to garden with natives: Nov 14, 2009 9AM. Info here!


"Learn to garden with natives"

Sat Nov 14th 9AM

East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District: We help people care for their land

When: Sat, Nov 14, 2009 9AM-1PM
Where: Leach Botanical Garden
6704 SE 122nd Avenue
Portland 97236
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Beauty and function

Naturescaping is the practice of designing (or redesigning) a landscape so that it reduces water use, stormwater runoff, and pollution without sacrificing splendor. Plus, it saves you time, money, and energy – all while providing a beautiful habitat for birds, wildlife, and you.

Native plants are best because they're adapted to our soil and climate so they need relatively little or no watering, fertilizing, or care once established. They are also less susceptible to common garden pests and diseases, and they attract a variety of native birds and butterflies by providing food and shelter.

Workshop Description

Plan to attend this free workshop, Saturday Nov 14th!

Naturescaping Basics introduces attendees to their connection with the watershed, native plants of the PNW, pollution prevention, and other core concepts of naturescaping.

Workshop participants get to view before and after naturescaping examples, take a field trip to a nearby project, get advice on landscape design and native gardening, network with neighbors, and identify native plants.

And, every participant receives a comprehensive workbook and a native plant to help them get started.

Free Registration!

Advanced registration is required. Space is limited, so don't delay. Go ahead and Click here to register today!


Contact Katie Meckes, Outreach, East Multnomah SWCD by phone at 503-935-5368, by email at, or visit us online at