Growth Planning Based on Community Values with Elaine Clegg and Scott Boettger @ The Community Library | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States
6:00 pm
Elaine will discuss how the communities of the Wood River Valley can start to find common ground based on shared values. She will describe how identifying widespread values across the valley can build a shared foundation for all communities to come to the table over. As Idaho continues to experience unprecedented growth, now is the time to give voice to what makes the Wood River Valley so special, and how we can accommodate growth without undermining the fundamental elements that create the home we all love. This presentation will be a robust conversation between Elaine Clegg, Scott Boettger, Executive Director for the Wood River Land Trust, and the community. This evening is presented in partnership wit The Community Library and the Wood River Land Trust. Register HERE to attend this event IN PERSON. *Proof of Vaccination and a Mask are required for all attendees.* Virtual attendees do not need to register. Click here to watch on Vimeo..
Native vs Nativars: What plants are best in your garden? @ zoom
12:00 am
Dr. Stephen Love will speak on the topic of “Native vs Nativars: What plants are best in your garden?” on February 9 at 7 pm via Zoom. This free presentation is sponsored by The Wood River Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society. Dr. Love “would like to see native plants dominate every urban landscape”. Among the topics he will cover in his talk are: When is a plant truly “native”? What is a “nativar”? Are natives better than nativars? How is this innate genetic variability altered in cultivation? Love will consider some advantages to using native plants in your landscape, including landscape sustainability resulting from drought tolerance and local adaptation; prevention of exotic species introductions that increase potential for invasiveness; and support of specialist pollinators and other small animals that depend on native plants. He feels that utilization of both garden-worthy native plants and nativars, though not truly “wild”, are critical to backyard habitat creation. Nativars are far superior to exotics, which are often the fallback option when we cannot find the native species we truly desire. Dr. Stephen Love is a University of Idaho Extension consumer horticulture specialist stationed at the Aberdeen Research and Extension Center. He earned ...
Native vs Nativars: Which Plants Are Best For Your Garden? @ Zoom
7:00 pm
Dr. Stephen Love will speak on the topic of “Native vs Nativars: What plants are best in your garden?” on February 9 at 7 pm via Zoom. This free presentation is sponsored by The Wood River Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society. Dr. Love “would like to see native plants dominate every urban landscape”. Among the topics he will cover in his talk are: When is a plant truly “native”? What is a “nativar”? Are natives better than nativars? How is this innate genetic variability altered in cultivation? Love will consider some advantages to using native plants in your landscape, including landscape sustainability resulting from drought tolerance and local adaptation; prevention of exotic species introductions that increase potential for invasiveness; and support of specialist pollinators and other small animals that depend on native plants. He feels that utilization of both garden-worthy native plants and nativars, though not truly “wild”, are critical to backyard habitat creation. Nativars are far superior to exotics, which are often the fallback option when we cannot find the native species we truly desire. Dr. Stephen Love is a University of Idaho Extension consumer horticulture specialist stationed at the Aberdeen Research and Extension Center. He earned ...

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