Sustainable landscaping is topic of CCD course

Registration is open for the Clallam Conservation District’s annual spring natural landscaping course and spring landscaping with native plants field workshop. Conservation district manager Joe Holtrop is the instructor for both the course and the field workshop.

The natural landscape course applies permaculture design principles to help participants develop their own sustainable landscape plans. Through a combination of lectures and field trips, course participants are instructed on how to develop landscape designs suited to the unique ecological conditions of their properties. The course emphasizes water conservation, stormwater management, wildlife habitat enhancement and minimal maintenance.

There are three Tuesday evening classes and three Saturday field trips. The evening classes will be from 6-8:30 p.m. on April 8, 15 and 22 at the Armory Square building at 228 W. First St. in Port Angeles. The field trips will be on the afternoons of April 12, 19 and 26.

A $25 registration fee covers the cost of materials, including a book on native plants. To register, contact the Clallam Conservation District at 360-775-3747. The deadline for registering is April 4.

One free field workshop on landscaping with native plants is being offered separately from the natural landscaping course. The workshop will be held at the Dungeness Recreation Area from 1-4:30 p.m. Friday, April 25. No fee is charged for the field workshop, but due to space limitations, pre-registration is required. Call the Conservation District at 360-775-3747 to register.


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