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Creating a Living Landscape

This workshop presented information on how to create a living landscape and garden ecologically. As habitat for insects and animals becomes scarce, living landscapes become important places of refuge for wildlife, while at the same time adding biological diversity to cities.

Topics include:

  • Plants that provide refugia* for Wildlife
  • Not-so-common pollinators
  • Cool tools to control garden pests
  • How to create a green roof
  • Attracting birds to your backyard

*an area where special environmental circumstances have enabled a species or a community of species to survive after extinction in surrounding areas.Living Landscape



Creating a Living Landscape

Anne Schellman, CCUH


Landscaping with the Environment in Mind

Ellen Zagory, UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden


Pollinators We Never Talk About

Lynn Kimsey, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology


Cool Tools to Control Garden Pests

Karey Windbiel-Rojas, UC Statewide IPM Program


Urban Habitat: The Case for Green Roofs

Haven Kiers, UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden


Attracting Birds to Your Yard

Mary Schiedt, Yolo Audubon Society


Creating a Living Landscape: Tying it All Together

Ellen Zagory, UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden

Anne Schellman, CCUH



Plants for Hedgerows (and Gardens)

Larval Food Plants for Butterflies


Recommendations for Further Study