Beyond plant lists: The ecologically sound way to move your house (and neighborhood) off the fire freeway

Environmental horticulturist Steven Swain presents a talk on options for planting your garden and protecting your home, that go beyond the typical “fire safe” plant lists.  Join us for this timely presentation and a walk around the grounds of Marin Art and Garden Center to see examples of what works—and what may not.  Bring your questions!

Meet in the Demonstration Area near The Studio for this outdoor presentation. This event is free to attend, but advance registration is required.

Check out the next two events in the Conservation Series: The Coasts of California with Obi Kauffman on April 29 and Garden Allies with Frédérique Lavoipierre on May 5.


Apr 05 2022


3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Questions? email or call 415-455-5260


Demonstration Area
30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross, CA 94957


  • Steven Swain
    Steven Swain
    Environmental Horticulture Advisor for Marin and Sonoma Counties

    Steven Swain is the Environmental Horticulture Advisor for Marin and Sonoma Counties, where his work is primarily focused on integrated pest management, plant pathology, and resource conservation. Steven brings an applied perspective to his work, reflecting his background in commercial arboriculture. He did his graduate work at UC Davis, and has published on a wide variety of subjects from sudden oak death to water conservation.

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