Images of Kitsap County
Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598
Date: July 12, 2013
Contact: Lisa Rillie, WSU Kitsap County Extension
360.337.7157 (3244) or
No: 13-069


Learn all about native plants through classes offered this summer

(Kitsap County, WA) – Join local gardeners and other community members who are interested in learning more about the beauty and value of native plants. There will be in-class and outdoor experiences presented in this 8-week series.

Norm Dicks Government Center
1st floor Chambers and Room 406

Fridays- August 2 through September 27 (except August 23) 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


$75 including materials
(scholarships available, reduced rate for couples who share materials)

Attendees will learn about the geology and underlying soils, noxious weeds, taxonomy, native plants for saltwater and riparian areas, native plants in rain gardens, how to use natives in restoration and enhancement, how to propagate and salvage native plants, septic system landscaping and incorporating native plants into the landscape, silvics (the study of how trees grow), and ethnobotany (how pants were used by people for food). Instructors include: Native plant expert Clay Antieau, Katie Howard, a professor from Olympic College and , Dana Coggon, Kitsap’s Noxious Weed Coordinator, Wendy McClure from the Native Plant Society, Jeff Adams from Washington Sea Grant, Master Gardener John Mikesell, Arno Bergstrom, WSU Kitsap Extension Professor Emeritus, and Peg Tillery from the WSU Kitsap Extension.

Graduates of the course receive a certificate from Washington State University Extension This series is primarily for volunteer training, but spots are open for those who just want to take the classes to learn more about native plants. Please indicate your preference on the registration.

Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office.


 Doug Bear, Public Communication Manager
360-337-4598 or email

Last Updated:  May 27, 2014