Marin Master Gardeners
University of California
Marin Master Gardeners

Fire Resistant Landscaping

Date: November 9, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Contact: Julie Witz,

Sponsor: Marin Master Gardeners

Location: San Anselmo Library

Event Details

The Program: Most areas in Marin County are at high to very high risk of wildfires. Fire agencies throughout the county are stepping up requirements for reducing flammable vegetation around our homes. In this class, you will learn why and how our vegetation makes us vulnerable, what makes some plants more flammable than others, and how to reduce risk while also creating an attractive fire resistant landscape.

The Speakers: Jim Kasper became a Marin Master Gardener in 2011. His gardening areas of interest are California natives with particular attention to garden planning and plant selection for fire-risk mitigation and defensible space. Jim is involved with various organizations including GGNRA, Marin County Parks, Marin Master Gardeners, fire agencies in Marin County and the Marin Chapter of the California Native Plant Society.

Bob Mauceli became a Marin Master Gardener in 2014. He lives on a north Novato hillside that has 21 Tuscan olive trees and is landscaped using native trees, shrubs, ground covers, and perennials. Bob is also a member of the California Native Plant Society, and is a birder. He has built natural habitats in all the places he and his family have lived.

Cost: FREE

Contact: Julie Witz at or (415) 473-4204

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