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"Lose the Lawn" - Rewilding Your Yard

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Our 2nd webinar featuring Sigrie Kendrick from the Okanagan Xeriscape Association, is Wednesday February 21 at 7:00 pm. 
Please register at the link below!
The webinar series "Lose the Lawn" and resources provided here are aimed at helping homeowners create a drought resistant, eco-friendly and climate resilient landscape. We thank our presenters Keli Westgate of Lekker Land Design and Sigrie Kendrick, the Executive Director of the Okanagan Xeriscape Association for their expert assistance putting this project together.

The r
ecording of our first "Lose the Lawn" rewilding webinar held on October 18, 2023, can be viewed by following the link below.

Resources to Help the Rewilding Process

As we find more resources we will continue to add them here!
Online Resources
If you are looking for online resources with an extensive plant database of waterwise plants, go to the Okanagan Xeriscape Association (OXA) website.  You will also find information about xeriscaping techniques, lists of plant suited to our region, local events, links to other websites and books. You can support OXA's efforts by becoming a member giving you access to special deals at local nurseries, and OXA events.
The magazine Rewilding published a great article on rewilding your yard, the benefits and sometimes the challenges you might face if municipal bylaws are overly restrictive and regressive. We believe our local governments in the Interior of BC are aligned with efforts to reduce water use, improve urban biodiversity and protect pollinators.
They also provide six tips for rewilding your yard in this article.

The David Suzuki Foundation
has lots of information on native plants and how they help our critically important native pollinators, including guides and advice for your specific region in BC.

The BC Farms and Food website offers advice on growing a climate-resilient garden in this article including strategies to improve soil and ecological health.
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Resource Books
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Interesting Documentary Films
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"Kiss the Ground" is a great film available on Netflix or see their website for more information on how to access a showing.
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"Garbage Warrior" tells the epic story of maverick architect Michael Reynolds, his crew of renegade house builders from New Mexico and their fight to introduce radically different ways of living.
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