Wildfires & the California Garden

Come and learn what’s current in managing wildfires and the California garden.

This one-day class is aimed at design professionals and others interested in renovating a mature landscape or designing a new one for wildfire prevention.  In either case you’ll need special knowledge of fire behavior, plant volatility, design skills, and maintenance practices. Take this class and you will understand better how to make homes and gardens more ignition resistant and gain the principles and language you need to talk with your client’s local fire prevention officer. Handouts and materials will be available on describing key features of a fire safe landscape, assessing vulnerabilities and taking inventory of a property, fire department requirements, and what it means to be “ember aware”.

A program of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers, East Bay District.

This class is taught by Cheryl Miller of the Diablo Fire Safe Council. She is a California registered landscape architect in private practice in Oakland and has been active in planning for wildfire since the 1991 Oakland/Berkeley fire. With co-authors Carol Rice and Fire Chief Ken Blonski, she developed Managing Fire at the Urban Wildland Interface. 

Location: Veterans Memorial Building
3780 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Lafayette, CA

For more information, visit the APLD website.

Fees: $5 APLD members, $20 non members, $15 student non-members.