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NDAL Webinar: Using Native Plants for Fire-Resistant Landscapes

June 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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This is part of the live, virtual education series, "Broadening our Landscape Vision: Ecology, Culture and Art" for home gardeners, educators and students presented by New Directions in the American Landscape and cosponsored by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. This virtual series will explore ways to create landscapes that are ecologically healthy, easily managed and beautiful on residential and educational properties. These webinars will take place June - September.

See and register for the entire series on NDAL's website.​

Using Native Plants for Fire-Resistant Landscapes

Tuesday, June 29, noon – 1:30 p.m. CDT

Far from being the firebombs often depicted in the media, a native landscape can be an ecologically responsible approach to creating effective defensible space. Not one of Greg’s client’s homes were lost in nearly 3 dozen major fire events. Consequently, the US Navy selected his company to conduct a 5-year research study into the effectiveness of California native landscapes as enhanced defensible space. Gre’s co-Principal Investigator was Dr. Jon Keeley, one of the world’s foremost fire ecologists. Greg will cover the startling results, as well as general principles for successful native landscape design, installation and maintenance in fire-prone areas.

Instructor: Greg Rubin

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This course is part of the Home Gardeners Series. Members receive a discount when the discount code is applied.

Questions? Email Sara Weaner at NDAL


June 29
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Wildflower Center
4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States


Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Education