GARDENING WITH NATIVE PLANTS
The first course in this category is a 2-day workshop is for new or experienced gardeners, landscape professionals and designers looking for a practical way to add native plants to their gardens. Understand the relationships between native plants and wildlife, and which native plants attract pollinators, songbirds, and hummingbirds. Learn 25 of the most useful native plants that are well suited for the urban environment, as well as others that can tolerate different site conditions in the landscape.
Kevin has studied Environmental Studies and Ethnobotany at UVic and has a Visual Arts degree from SFU. He is the owner of Carleton Landscaping, a landscaping company based in Vancouver BC, which focuses on using native plants and ecologically sustainable gardening practices in the urban environment. He is interested in sharing both practical business knowledge and field related experiences with students. Kevin has a passion for gardening to benefit the indigenous pollinators, birds and wildlife of British Columbia, and his goal is to have one native plant planted in every home in the Lower Mainland.