The Cities of Hailey, Ketchum, Sun Valley, Bellevue, the Sawtooth Botanical Garden and Wood River Land Trust are hosting a 6-part Resilient Landscapes for Resilient Communities series in January-June, 2018. Professionals will share their expertise on how to create beautiful landscapes using cultivated and native plants while promoting water conservation in the landscape. These Water-Wise sessions qualify for the Hailey Water Smarty rebate program.

The next event in the series is:

DIY Steps for Irrigation Efficiency with Travis McBride

The fifth class in this exciting 6 part series, Nativars in the Home Landscape, will be held Friday, June 8 from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden.
The class is designed for homeowners who want to learn more about nativars, newly available native plants, and how to incorporate them into their landscape. Steven Paulson, owner of Native Roots, LLC in Twin Falls, will begin with a discussion of research by Dr. Steve Love, University of Idaho scientist, who has made it his life’s work to develop selected native plants called nativars to enhance their usefulness in the home landscape. Then he will explain the benefits of nativars, what species are available and how they help homeowners address issues like water conservation and pollinator decline while enhancing the beauty of home gardens. This evening class runs from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  A field trip to a nativar garden will be offered the following day Saturday, June 9.  Cost: $10 SBG members/$12 nonmembers. To register: www.sbgarden.org.
Nativar field trip:
The sixth and final class of the series is a Field Tour of a Nativar Garden held on Saturday, June 9 from 10 AM – 2 PM.
Participants will journey to Native Roots, LLC, a nativar nursery in Twin Falls, Idaho.  Dr. Steve Love, University of Idaho scientist, will discuss his life’s work developing selected native plants called nativars to enhance their usefulness in the home landscape. Steve Paulsen, owner of Native Roots, will lead a tour of the site, introducing participants to nativars available now and explaining their many uses and benefits. Meet at SBG at 8:30 for carpooling to the nursery. Cost: free. To sign up call SBG at 726-9358.

For more information contact Wood River Land Trust at 208.788.3947.