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Native Ground Covers
Mill Valley Library
375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley,
Contact: Kristen Clark at: 415-384-4730
Sponsor: UC Marin Master Gardeners

Program: Ground covers serve many functions in the landscape, including suppressing weeds, reducing erosion, replacing lawns, softening hardscapes, and filling in large expanses. Native groundcovers have the benefits of being adapted to our environment and supporting native biodiversity. In addition, they often require little maintenance or water. In this presentation, we will discuss seventeen of our favorite native groundcovers.

Speakers: Kathy Hunting, a Master Gardener since 2014, is an environmental health scientist by training. She lives on a sunny acre in Point Reyes Station where her garden is full of tasty vegetables and fruits. She also attempts to grow ornamentals that the deer will not find tasty.
Mamie Yee has been a Marin Master Gardener since 2017. She grows vegetables in raised beds and berries and fruit trees in other parts of her garden. She also maintains a large native plants garden for its beauty and biodiversity.
Yvonne Rojas, the granddaughter of a professional gardener, realized her long-held dream of becoming a Master Gardener in 2017. She loves working with her fellow MMGs on a variety of projects such as Exploring Habitats field trips for 2nd Graders, MG videos, the Native Plant Guild, & the Tomato & Pollinator plant Grows & Markets. She lives with her husband & their cat on a redwood-shaded hillside in Mill Valley.

Cost: FREE

Sponsored by Marin Master Gardeners and Mill Valley Library

Contact: Kristen Clark, Library Operations Manager, Mill Valley Public Library, 415-384-4730