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Resilient Summer Dry Landscapes
Come learn why water & fire smart gardens in Sonoma County are more important than ever! Leave inspired with new ideas to apply in your garden. In conjunction with the annual Sonoma-Marin Water Saving Partnership Eco-Friendly Garden Tour, the UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County is hosting a panel discussion to explore these critical considerations in our home gardens.

May 15, 2021 10:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Karrie Reid:
Area Environmental Horticulture Advisor Cooperative Extension San Joaquin County @San Joaquin County
Karrie is the Area Environmental Horticulture Advisor for UCCE serving San Joaquin, Sacramento, Solano, and Yolo Counties where she serves public agencies and the professional landscape and nursery industries with applied research, education, and consultation. She provides annual training to landscape professionals in sustainable practices including a 10-class Green Gardener Qualification Training series. Karrie has been performing irrigation-based plant performance research trials since 2005 (UC Landscape Plant Irrigation Trials) on the UC Davis campus, and new rose cultivar trials with the American Rose Trials for Sustainability for the last four years at the San Joaquin County Agricultural Center. Karrie also acts as advisor to the four Northern Central Valley Master Gardener programs and oversees the Learning Landscape, a sustainable demonstration garden at the San Joaquin County Ag Center, as well as the Fair Oaks Horticultural Center in Sacramento County. BS in Biology.
Saxon Holt
Photographer and life long gardener
A life-long gardener, Saxon Holt spent his professional time as a commercial photographer until 1985 when he discovered the gardening market and could no longer stay indoors. He quickly developed a reputation as a photographer with a distinct vision and understanding of plants and landscapes. His work has been featured in diverse publications from Architectural Digest and Pacific Horticulture Magazine, to Smithsonian and MoneyMagazine along with most major book publishers, as well as calendars, newspapers, and note cards. He licenses his garden photography stock photos at PhotoBotanic.com where he also teaches garden photography and contributes to a Learning Center on the art of garden photography. His work and his own books increasingly focus on the relationship between gardens and the land, seeking a sustainable aesthetic that can enhance both gardener and the earth – Garden Earth.
Mimi Enright
Program Manager @Community Food Systems & UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County
Mimi Enright was born & raised in the Bay Area and spent many happy days as a child exploring the Santa Cruz Mountains. She worked in the technology industry for 17 years before moving to Sonoma County in 2000 to pursue her passion as a garden designer. She completed the training to become a UC Master Gardener in 2011 due to her interest in helping educate Sonoma County residents on the topic of sustainable landscaping. Mimi completed a Sustainable MBA with a concentration in Food Systems in 2014. She has been with the University of California Cooperative Extension, Sonoma County since 2013 in a dual role as the Master Gardener Program Coordinator and Program Manager focusing on community based food systems with a particular focus on food waste reduction and increased food recovery.