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Creating Beautiful and Fire-smart Landscape - Marin Master Gardeners offers free programs

posted Monday, February 10, 2020

Creating a Beautiful and Fire-smart Landscape

Marin Master Gardeners offers this FREE 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.

Find the schedule and locations at http://marinmg.ucanr.edu/. Upcoming sessions:

Feb. 14th 2:00 to 3:30 pm San Rafael City Council Chambers 1400 5th Ave.

Feb. 21st 12:00 to 1:30 pm Civic Center Library Room 427

March 28th 10:00 to 11:30 am Larkspur Library

April 23rd 7:00 to 8:30 pm Sausalito City Council Chambers