Want to learn how to create sustainable landscapes that thrive while requiring less maintenance, less water and contributing to the natural habitats of native fauna? Joe Holtrop, Clallam Conservation District Executive Director, will discuss “Landscaping with Native Plants” on Thursday, Nov. 12, from noon to 1 p.m. during a Zoom presentation. He will cover basic landscape design principles, review common native trees and shrubs, and talk about how to incorporate them into residential landscaping. Holtrop will provide information on site preparation, planting, and caring for bare-root plants. Putting into practice the knowledge gleaned from his lecture will allow locals to enjoy their native gardens more, having to care less for them.
Join Joe Holtrop online by going to: https://extension.wsu.edu/clallam/ and selecting the big crimson button, front and center. Please login early to ensure speaker volume is adequate and microphone is muted so that attendees cannot hear background noise from your location. Or join by phone: 253-215-8782; Meeting ID: 910 2392 6933; Passcode: 115905.
Holtrop has graduate and undergraduate degrees in landscape architecture and a master’s degree in adult education. He has been promoting “natural landscaping” in Clallam County since 1989 when he began working for Clallam Conservation District. Holtrop has been giving presentations, leading workshops, and teaching courses on sustainable landscaping for over 30 years. Holtrop also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal, Argentina, and Guatemala.
The “Green Thumbs Garden Tips” education series is sponsored by WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners. Live streaming presentations are available noon – 1 p.m. on the second Thursday in November, December, and January. These lectures provide home gardeners with education on research-based sustainable garden practices in Clallam County. Call 360-565-2679.