Upcoming Native Plant Society of Oregon Free Programs

Cheahmill Chapter invites you to enjoy free programs in McMinnville during January, February, March and April 2019

All programs start at 7 pm • Social time 6:45 pm
Carnegie Room, McMinnville Public Library
225 NW Adams St., McMinnville • Open to the public, free admission
Information: Cheahmill Chapter, 503-538-3976 • NPSO statewide, www.npsoregon.org

Grand Ronde Ethnobotany — Jan. 24

David Harrelson, Grand Ronde tribal member and cultural resources manager, will speak about the Indian way of doing things, called Shawash Kagwe, and the tools used by native people to manage the landscape in the Willamette Valley.

Exploring the Natural History of Hawaii — Feb. 28

Dr. Frank Howarth, former entomologist for Bishop Museum in Honolulu, will speak about his research on the native insects, plants, and animals that have evolved in the isolated environment of Hawaii, including lava tubes.

Growing Native Plants in the Home Garden — March 28

Joyce Eberhart, senior faculty research assistant at OSU, will share how to determine what is a native plant, why we should plant them in our home gardens, and how to select and care for them. She will also speak about landscape design as well as her favorite books and websites on native plants.

Monitoring Flora in Northwest National Parks — April 25

Dr. Mark Huff, who directs long-term ecological monitoring for the National Park Service in the Northwest, will provide perspectives and insights on what we have learned from studying vegetation in these parks.

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