Local Chapter Programs
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|Central Puget Sound||Olympic Peninsula|
|Columbia Basin||San Juan Islands|
|Koma Kulshan||South Sound|
The Green Among the Fir and Feathers: Horticulture at Woodland Park Zoo
Speaker: David Selk, Supervisor of Horticulture, Woodland Park Zoo
A zoo offers an entirely different way of looking at animal habitat and the visitor experience than that offered by a hike in our mountains or by a walk in some of our urban green spaces. In this talk David Selk, Supervisor of Horticulture at the Woodland Park Zoo, will discuss the role of horticulture in a zoological setting, and the challenges and rewards of maintaining a year round landscape exposed to more than a million visitors a year. He will share his experience with habitat immersion and its role in modern zoo exhibitry, including the botanical design of zoological exhibits, how plant choices are made, and the role landscape plays in animal health and enrichment, the visitor experience, and education.
Mr. Selk will also talk about the use of northwest native plants in a zoological setting. Backyard Habitat Workshops, the role of native plants in some of the zoo’s conservation efforts, maintenance of the zoo’s 100% organic rose garden and the role of pesticides in such a public setting will also be touched on.
|Date & Time||Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 7:30 PM|
|Location||The University of Washington campus in the Center for Urban Horticulture (3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle) in the main hall (NHS Hall). (Map of campus)|
|Contact||Franja Bryant email@example.com|
|Notes||Refreshments, Books, Public Invited, No Admission Fee|
Plant Identification Workshop
The Central Puget sound Chapter offers regular plant identification workshops to help members improve plant ID skills.
While the Workshop is oriented primarily toward beginners, anyone who wants to work on improving keying skills or their familiarity with the northwest flora is welcome. Our main objectives are practice with technical identification keys, familiarity with plant families, and recognition of common northwest species. No prior experience is necessary; the only requirements are interest in the topic, patience with beginners if you are an old hand, and patience with old hands if you are a beginner. If you have them, bring a hand lens and a copy of Hitchcock or another favorite plant book. You are encouraged to bring unknown plants for identification. We will have plenty of material and tools if you come empty handed. CPS botanists will be the instructors.
|Date & Time||Thursday, June 6, 2013; 5:30 PM|
Center for Urban Horticulture - Main Hall
University of Washington Campus
3501 NE 41st Street
Seattle, WA 98195
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|Koma Kulshan Chapter Programs|
Traditional Food Plants of Cascadia
Learn from Heidi Bohan about the once common important food plants that were part of the daily menu that predated the introduction of potatoes and processed foods, along with harvest and preparation techniques using plants which played an important role in this traditional food system. Heidi may also bring copies of her book. Heidi is an educator specializing in native plants and their traditional uses. She is the author of The People of Cascadia: Pacific Northwest Native American History. She is a member of the Snoqualmie Tribe Canoe Family and works for the Snoqualmie Tribe as a cultural advisor, ethnobotanist, and consultant for their native plant restoration projects. She is also adjunct faculty for Bastyr University and teaches and serves on the advisory team for the Northwest Indian College's Traditional Plants Program.
|Date & Time||Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 7:00 PM|
|Location||Sustainable Living Center education room at the ReStore (2309 Meridian Street). The entrance is off the back alley and the SLC is upstairs.|
|Contact||For more information contact Vikki Jackson at 319-6988|
|Notes||Public Invited, No Admission Fee|
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|Olympic Peninsula Chapter Programs|
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