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Do you love gardening? Do you think Northern Nevada is a beautiful place to live? Do you love the Truckee River? If you answered “Yes!" to any of these questions, then you’ll be excited about this webinar on Truckee River-Friendly Landscaping. The talk will cover how to create a beautiful landscape that you’ll love while protecting the Truckee River watershed. You’ll learn how to apply “river-friendly” gardening techniques that keep water onsite and keep pollutants out of our waterways. About the speaker- Carrie Jensen is a landscape architect, environmental educator, and native plant enthusiast. She is a native Nevadan and has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies with an emphasis in education from San Jose State University. In her early professional career, she worked for environmental non-profits teaching general water science and watershed pollution awareness. From there, she has gone on to pursue landscape architecture and environmental consulting. Currently, she is a landscape architect with Lumos and Associates and an environmental education consultant for One Truckee River. In her spare time, Carrie loves gardening (emphasis on native plants and edibles), reading, and riding her bike.
Our meetups vary from group discussions to short education sessions to hands-on learning experiences, all centered around permaculture. The second Wednesday of each month is our group meeting where we brainstorm and consolidate our plans for the next few months. These meetings are held from 6-7:30 pm at The River School Farm. The Workbees are our hands-on events and are designed to bring the PNN community together to help members accomplish a project while learning new skills. We have regular 'Monthly Workbees' and in addition, anyone is welcome to suggest and host meetups (workbees, social gatherings, educational events, discussion groups, etc). Monthly Workbees have a preliminary education component, rotate locations, and are planned out ahead of time so we don't have a lot of repeat workbee themes. We request that you attend the meeting if possible to bring yourself up to speed about the coming Monthly Workbee and to collectively organize other social and hands-on opportunities for the group. Of course you can attend any event even if you can't come to the meetings. The Monthly Workbees are hosted on the morning of the third Saturday of the month, typically from 9am-12pm. All members are encouraged to organize events that are in addition to our monthly meetings and workbees. If you have an idea for an event, please email it to the group or one of the group organizers and we'll work with you to gather information and support (if needed) and to get the event posted on the meetup site. After you have hosted one event, we will make you a co-organizer and you can post events for the group at any time.