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Volume 3, Issue 3


March 2005

Rock Creek Watershed Partners sponsors Naturescaping workshop

Red flowering currant, Ribes sanguineum, a popular native

Love gardening but hate weeding, watering and using poisons? On Saturday, March 12, a free Basic Naturescaping Workshop will be offered at the Tualatin Hills Nature Park at 15655 SW Millikan in Beaverton.

Naturescaping is landscaping with native plants using environmentally friendly gardening methods. Native plants are resistant to native pests and diseases and require less water and less, if any, chemical application. Using native groundcover suited to the climate, in combination with planting trees and shrubs, can reduce or eliminate weeding. Naturescaping can also address pollution problems by helping to control erosion, and reduce polluted runoff. You can create beautiful landscapes, protect the environment and attract wildlife to your yard with these practices.

At the FREE four-hour Basic workshop, you’ll view before and after Naturescaping examples, learn to identify some common native plants, get advice on landscape design and native gardening, receive a workbook and a free native plant, network with neighbors, and take a field trip to a nearby project.

Registration is required for the workshop and it is likely to fill up fast. To register, email naturescaping@yahoo.com or phone (503)797-1842.

Learn more about the Rock Creek Watershed Partners at rcwp.org



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