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Keynote Speakers:

 

The first keynote speaker to present was T. Barnabas Kane, founder of T Barnabas Kane & Assoc in Prescott with 25 years of experience in landscape architecture, many here in north and central Arizona.  He will bepresenting RAINWATER HARVESTING AND HYDROZONING WITH PLANTS.

The second keynote and final speaker of the day was Jeff Schalau, the Agriculture and Natural Resources and County Extension Director for the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension.  His topic, SELECTING AND CARING FOR NATIVE GRASSES AND SHRUBS, will deal with identifiying, selecting, and managing the right plants to compliment your landscape as well as provide wildlife and bird habitat.  

 

Workshops:

 

1) Jason Lavelle :   ‘Keeping it Beautiful’ Tips on Maintaining a Healthy Low Water Landscape

2) Shaun Symond:  CLOSED FULL! Selecting & Growing Native Plants for Your Yard

3) Kevin Harding: CLOSED FULL! Native Plants, Animals and Us (Walkabout:  Maximum 15 per Session; RAIN OR SHINE)
 
4) Janie Agyagos: Landscaping with Native Plants Without Attracting Nuisance Wildlife
 

5) Patrick Pynes: “If you plant them, bees will thrive.”
 

6) Chris Anderson: Cultivating the Garden of Your Dreams
 

7) Merle & Michelle Herrick:  Three Different Methods of Composting–Hot, Cold and Worm
 
There was a Silent Auction with many items from various businesses and individuals who support Keep Sedona Beautiful’s efforts.  There were almost eighty items including lunch, brunch and dinner gift certificates, works of art, books, gift baskets and services such as pedicure, massages and facials as well as balloon rides and jeep tours.  Something for everyone! Please thank these local businesses for their support.

Advance tickets were priced $25 for KSB members and $35 for the general public.  Tickets at the door:  Additional $10. Kinetico supplied water:  advised to please bring your own mugs, cups or water bottles to fill from the dispensers.  Included in the price of admission was breakfast savories from Wildflower Bread Company, coffee and tea, two keynote speakers, a choice of two hour-long workshops from the seven offered, lunch donated by Weber’s IGA and the Silent Auction (all bids must be in by 12:30 pm).

Keep Sedona Beautiful, Inc., acting through the stewardship of its members and volunteers,

is committed to protect and sustain the unique scenic beauty and natural environment of the Greater Sedona Area.