June 26, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Wildfire is an inherent part of life in southern California. Learn how garden maintenance plays a critical role in protecting homes in high-risk fire areas. This program will introduce you to the basics of wildfire in Southern California through the lens of California native plants. Subjects covered include defensible space, pruning, mulching, pest management and other aspects of garden maintenance. You’ll also discover how native plants respond to pruning cuts (good and bad), what we trigger with our gardening activities, and how to develop good maintenance goals.

This an introductory level program for people living in high-risk fire areas. Click here to find out what the wildfire risk is in your community.

This class will be held online via Zoom. Login instructions will be included in the registration confirmation. Students will have access to a recording of the class for 48 hours after the live event.

Katherine Pakradouni is a native plant horticulturist and educator who has been growing and maintaining native plants for years through her work with Theodore Payne Foundation, Grown in LA, and the Los Angeles Parks Foundation. Instagram: @wildergardens

Erin Johnson is TPF Outreach Manager.

This program was made possible in part by Edison International.