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Creating a Beautiful and Fire-smart Landscape
Civic Center Library - Room 427
3501 Civic Center Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903
Contact: Julie Witz at SpeakersBureau@MarinMG.org
Sponsor: Marin Master Gardeners

The Program: Concerned about how to have a beautiful garden and reduce the risk of wildfire reaching your home? Using photos of real gardens, the Marin Master Gardeners show participants how to grow gardens that are as attractive as they are fire-smart. This includes ideas for creating the all-important 0-5’ perimeter space around your home, how to break up the continuity of plants on slopes, proper pruning and mulching guidelines, non-combustible hardscape materials that enliven paths and patios, and key maintenance practices. Participants can expect to walk away from this presentation with a clear understanding of what to do (and not do) in their gardens.

The Speaker: Marie Narlock has been a UC Marin Master Gardener since 2004. She studied landscape design through the UC Berkeley Extension and Merritt College, and completed sustainable landscape classes at Sonoma State. She writes articles for the Marin IJ and is editor of the Leaflet, the UC Marin Master Gardener e-newsletter. Marie has designed demonstration gardens for the Marin County fair over the years and she co-designed and managed the Marin Ventures garden that serves developmentally disabled adults.

Cost: None

Contact: Julie Witz at SpeakersBureau@MarinMG.org or
(415) 473-4204