Landscaping a Firewise Home - In-Person Workshop
Join us for a workshop on landscaping ideas that are both beautiful and practical for Firewise homes.
Learn how to:
- creatively incorporate hardscaping
- choose cost-effective materials
- select plants for different wildfire protection zones
- prune to meet Firewise standards
- plan garden maintenance for a stunning landscape that is beautiful and safe.
Presented by The Spokane Conservation District and Pat Munts, Garden Coach
Pat Munts has lived in the WUI interface around Spokane since 1976 and writes about gardening and natural history in the Inland Northwest where summers are hot and dry, and wildfires are always a looming threat. She writes a weekly column for the Spokesman-Review’s, has written for numerous other local and national publications and authored The Northwest Gardeners Handbook with Susan Mulvihill. Pat retired from WSU Spokane County Extension after 15 years as the small farms and urban agriculture coordinator. Her work included advising landowners on wildfire hazards on their properties. As Pat Munts Garden Coach, she offers landscape consulting to help home and landowners set their landscaping priorities and review their gardening practices. Pat knows the practicalities of preparing for wildfire and has been run out of her home by both the 1991 Firestorm and the 2008 Valleyview fires.