SIMRES

OUR HOME & NATIVE PLANT SPECIES

SATURNA ISLAND, BC

SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2016 - 1:00PM

Saturna Community Hall

$10 at door, 18 years and under are free

refreshments served

DR. KATHY DUNSTER

landscape architect & biologist

Kathy Dunster has been involved in documenting Garry Oak ecosystems on Saturna and other West Coast islands. She’ll talk about the plants that are native to our ecosystems and how we can help preserve these species. Kathy believes that understanding our home place on Earth and protecting planetary biodiversity brings clarity to what is indigenous and native, and a much broader perspective on how we look at weeds and manage invasives for their food, medicinal, and other values such as pollination.

Dr. Kathy Dunster’s professional work in British Columbia focuses on the planning, conservation, and management of natural and cultural landscapes. She heads the Bachelor of Horticulture Science Urban Ecosystems program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and is an Adjunct Professor in the UBC School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture. She recently coauthored a chapter in Green Roof Ecosystems (Richard Sutton, ed.), published in 2015.

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