Far from being "fire bombs," a landscape of California native plants may actually contribute to fire safety around your home—it's all in the approach. Greg will explore the factors that encourage fire resistance in native landscapes, including design, irrigation, and maintenance, and will share actual case histories from a number of major fire events. Although there is no guarantee that a native landscape will save a home in a fire event, Greg’s experience has shown that a native landscape may actually be a sensible and environmentally responsible way to achieve defensible space around homes.
The success Greg has had with native landscape performance in fire has led the United States Navy to award his company a 5-year research grant that is scientifically testing various methods of fuel modification, including thinning regimes, and garden design using very light overhead irrigation. Greg will share some preliminary results of the study, which is in its final year.
Greg is co-author of a best-selling book with Lucy Warren, The California Native Landscape: The Homeowners’ Design Guide to Restoring its Beauty and Balance, and The Drought Defying California Garden. Both books will be available for purchase and signing afterward.
Location: Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA
Cost: Attendance is free, but registration is required. Tickets available (from CANPS) here.
This event is not hosted by FIRESafe MARIN. Please contact CANPS with questions.
|Event Date||05-09-2019 7:00 pm|
|Event End Date||05-09-2019 9:00 pm|
|Location||Bay Model Visitor Center|
NOTE: This event is hosted by PG&E and is not related to FIRESafe MARIN. We plan to be in attendance, but if you need information about the event itself, please contact PG&E directly. FIRESafe MARIN can't answer any questions about this event.
PG&E is hosting a series of regional open houses throughout our service area for anyone who is interested in learning more about our Community Wildfire Safety Program. These drop-in gatherings will allow community members to learn more about wildfire safety and emergency preparedness, meet with PG&E representatives, ask questions and share feedback. Webinars will be available for those who are unable to attend an event in person.
Please check back regularly for updates to our open house and webinar schedules.
|Event Date||07-30-2019 6:00 pm|
|Event End Date||07-30-2019 8:00 pm|
|Location||Embassy Suites, San Rafael|