A training session with Craig Dremann, research
director and co-owner of The Reveg Edge, a
private outside-training company, experienced with native plants
since 1972, Box 609, Redwood City, CA 94064 (650) 325-7333
Copyright © 2000 by Craig C. Dremann, all rights reserved.
One day training session is brought to your location:
The workshop opens with a basic outline of how to get started with local native plants, and part of the afternoon session is out in the field. Workshop generally runs 9 AM to 4 PM, unless otherwise noted. The agenda covers what is listed below, and the final agenda will include items requested by the participants:
-- LOCAL NATIVE PLANTS have something useful for everyone:
-- WHAT ARE local native plants, colonizers, seed transfer zones and ecotypes?
-- EVALUATING different native species in the field for your various purposes.
-- LOCAL SEED sources: how to protect for the future and utilize them.
-- TEST PLOTS: their value in making every project a success in less than one year.
-- MIXES, hydroseeding, and other methods of installation and materials to utilize.
PARTICIPANTS please >>> complete the SURVEY <<<
as your survey results are used to form the final agenda for the workshop.
(All the participant agenda survey results can be found linked to the workshops listed below).
NEW>>>ALL PARTICIPANTS please check these web pages below
and prepare your answers to the following exercises for the class:
(click links to see each exercise individually and print off)
Landscaping with one gallon container stock of native bunchgrass:
Direct sowing with natives: Immediate failure and success, why?
Direct sowing with natives: Long term failure or success can be
determined by checking the seed mix and examining these two pictures.
Maintenance practices today can cause long-term problems or protect natural resources for decades into the future. Why?
Exercise Five: The story of burns, what can they tell you?
Groundcovers in the past were maintained with herbicides, now what?
The Hypothetical Case of the Out-of-Place Seed Mix: What doesn't belong here?
Beauty examples of roadside native plants in and around Yosemite: What is similar?
Exercise Nine: What can a "common garden study" show about native plant genetics and ecotypes?
Exercise Ten: Existing weeds and their seed bank, if they are where you want to plant natives, what to do?
Exercise Eleven: Evaluation of a Planting: What is the BREAK EVEN RATIO between native plants and exotics?
Exercise Twelve: THE DEAD AND LIVING grasses found in June: how can information about them be used for your vegetation management plans?
Exercise Thirteen: The two percent solution, how is it important?
Exercise Fourteen: Landscape painting directly on the land.
Links to related web pages:
--The 228 topics requested by Caltrans participants, for the workshops
--The use of natives for roadsides at http://www.ecoseeds.com/highways.html
Updated August 15, 2009