Coast Salish territories are home to diverse and stunning communities of plants. Native plants share many gifts with us, including food, medicines and fiber. Planting these allies welcomes their beauty into our urban gardens, along with the pollinators, birds and other wildlife that rely on them.

Guided by botanist Kristen Miskelly of Satinflower Nurseries, this workshop will share key considerations on caring for native plants. We’ll discuss how plants can support biodiversity across a variety of urban habitats (including shade gardens, boulevards, backyards and patios). Many plants featured are included in this year’s Native Plant Fundraiser bundles.

About the Facilitator: Kristen Miskelly (she/hers) is a biologist who empowers people to connect with nature through native plants. She is passionate about native plants, ecology, ecosystem restoration, and native plant propagation, and shares this love with the community through her business Satinflower Nurseries, as a co-leader of the Meadow Makers program, sessional instructor at the University of Victoria, and as an ecological consultant to various agencies and groups around the province.