Sat, 1pm - 3pm
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Over the last 10,000 years Victoria’s dry climate and Indigenous land management activities have resulted in a unique array of plant species. Lucky for us, many of these are well-suited to home gardens and some are even drought-tolerant, deer-resistant, and edible!
Participants will gain a better understanding of how gardening with native plants can help maintain local biodiversity, including the wildlife that depends on our native flora. This workshop will also give an overview of the great potential Victoria has in turning lawned areas to wildflower meadows.
Kristen Miskelly is a biologist who specializes in the restoration and botany of southeastern Vancouver Island and is passionate about ecology, conservation, and native plant propagation. Kristen co-operates a native plant nursery and consulting business in Saanich, Saanich Native Plants, that she hopes will assist others in conserving and enhancing natural habitat. Kristen received her MSc from the University of Victoria in 2012, focusing on the ancient vegetation of southern Vancouver Island. She has a diverse background in botany, conservation, and ecological restoration and regularly teaches courses and workshops focused on plant identification, restoration, and naturescaping.
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