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Firewise Landscaping: Can Native Plants Help Save Our Homes From Fire?

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Photo courtesy of Audubon Canyon Ranch.

Presentation and talk by Greg Rubin, President, California’s Own Native Landscape Design, Inc.

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.

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. Book signing afterward.


Event Contact/Organizer: Press: Stephanie Clarke, Hamilton Ink PR,

Fee: Attendance is free, but registration is required. Tickets available through Eventbrite




May 9
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Bay Model Visitor Center
2100 Bridgeway City
Sausalito, CA 94965 United States
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