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614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598
Date: June 30, 2014
Contact: Lisa Rillie, WSU Kitsap County Extention
360.337.7157 (3244) or
No: 14-073

Learn all about native plants through classes offered this summer

(Port Orchard) – This training is for people who want to discover the beauty and value of native plants. Delight in learning about historical uses of native plants for food and clothing, while also learning to appreciate the many benefits to people and the environment. This class includes indoor and outdoor experiences.

Offered Fridays from 9-3 July 25 – August 29, 2014

Where: Norm Dicks Government Center Room 406

When: Fridays- July 25 – August 29 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Who: Adults

Cost: $65 including materials; scholarships available

Early Bird Registration by July 3: $60

This class is open to the public, taught by local and regional experts, and covers topics including an introduction to native plants, ethnobotany and traditional uses of native plants for food and clothing, using native plants in your landscape, native plant propagation and salvage, and enhancement and restoration with native plants. Each person will help design their own native plant starter garden to take home and plant. Items made from native plants during the ethnobotany activity are yours to keep. You may also opt to tour the Bloedel Reserve with us on the last day of class and the cost for that is $15 for regular admission, $10 for seniors and military, or $8 for students

In addition to the training and resources, we also provide and connect you with opportunities to volunteer in activities around Kitsap County, including tree planting, streamside restoration, stream sampling, and teaching others about the many benefits of planting native plants.

For more information, please visit our website at Registration is available at Brown Paper Tickets at

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Last Updated:  June 30, 2014