HAILEY — “Resilient Landscapes for Resilient Communities” is a six-part series sponsored by Hailey, Ketchum, Sun Valley, Bellevue, the Sawtooth Botanical Garden and the Wood River Land Trust. It will explore landscape design, xeriscape principles and using nativars in creating outdoor settings and gardens. All sessions are Water-Wise and qualify for the Hailey Water Smarty rebate program. The first three sessions are:
- Sharon Browder will walk you through a planning and design process for any-size landscape, using xeriscape ideas for all types of plants and garden styles. The class will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 18 at Hailey City Hall, 115 Main Street South, Hailey. There will be conceptual design homework. This is free to the public. To register: woodriverlandtrust.org" target="_blank">woodriverlandtrust.org.
- Rob King and Staci Page of Clemens Associates, Dean Hernandez of Gardenspace Design, Mark Spencer of Native Landscapes and Sharon Browder will help fine-tune your conceptual landscape design. The class will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 25 at Hailey City Hall, 115 Main Street South, Hailey. This is free to the public. To register: woodriverlandtrust.org.
- Dr. Steve Love of University of Idaho, Steven Paulsen of Native Roots LLC and others will cover how to design with newly-available native plants called “nativars” and how to use appropriate maintenance techniques. This all-day workshop will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road, four miles south of Ketchum. The cost is SBG members $35 and nonmembers $40. To register: 208-726-9358 or sbgarden.org.