Jul 15–Sep 15 Online Course “Landscaping with Native Plants.”

This four-part course will use Western New Mexico University’s online teaching platform, Canvas. Course cost will be $25, including a copy of our new Beginner’s Guide to Planting Native Perennials of the Gila Region. Students will be able to access the four modules at any times convenient to them from Jul 15 to Sep 15, 2020.

Module 1: plants (trees, shrubs, vines, herbaceous perennials, cacti, etc…) that can be used to create a landscaped garden or space. Native plants highlighted will include those in the Silva Creek Botanical Garden. (Instructor: Betsy Kaido)

Module 2: basic principles of landscape design. (Instructor: Jeff Boyd).
Module 3: how to plant, prune and care for native plants. (In- structor: Elroy Limmer).

Module 4: virtual tour of local environments landscaped with native plants. Depending on COVID-19 conditions, students may or may not be offered a face-to-face tour of local landscaped gardens, in addition to the virtual tour.

To register, send a request and a check for $25 made out to the Gila Native Plant Society to GNPS, PO Box 457, Silver City, NM 88062. You may reserve your registration at gilanative@ gmail.com. The information needed: first and last name, email address and mailing address.