Wildfire season is fast approaching. 🔥 This is occurring amid reports of the highest temperatures on record in some parts of the country and the continued megadrought in the southwestern U.S.- which is reported as one of the worst droughts in 1200 years! As well, extreme weather and other factors continue to fuel tragic wildfires every year across the country. For these reasons and more, it’s imperative that communities better prepare for wildfires. Master Gardeners are a trusted educational gardening resource in numerous U.S. communities and can play an important role in helping their communities become more wildfire resilient.
A new USDA-NIFA funded training was developed recently, Preparing for Wildfires with Firescaping, to teach Master Gardeners about fire-resistant landscaping so, through their outreach and education efforts, they can help reduce their communities’ wildfire risk. Please invite Master Gardeners to join me for an upcoming training to learn more. Details follow.
Preparing for Wildfires with Firescaping- A Virtual Master Gardener Training
Thursday, April 30, 2020, from 1pm-3pm Eastern (please check correct time for your time zone)
Description: This free, Zoom Master Gardener training on fire-resistant landscaping, or firescaping, will teach Master Gardeners about what firescaping is and how to implement it in their communities. Specifically, participants will learn about fire history and behavior and ways to prevent home ignition through understanding plant flammability and firescaping design. This Zoom training will include presentations, “interactive” activities, and a discussion period.
Zoom training details:
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/95360284745
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Meeting ID: 953 6028 4745
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