Deep Dive: Landscaping for Climate Change

Whether obvious or not, we're all feeling the effects of climate change. At home in the North Bay this might look like sweltering indoor heat, rationed water, unhappy landscape plants, fewer garden visitors or increased flood and wildfire danger. The responsibility to address climate change also lies, at least partially, with us all. In this webinar, we'll learn about five different ways to spruce up the outdoor spaces around our homes - from urban apartment porches to suburban backyards to more rural homestead land - into areas that help to both mitigate the effects of climate change we feel at home, and act as part of the solution on a larger level: rain gardens, urban trees, fire resilient landscapes, plant species selection, and encouraging beneficial insects. Watch recorded event here: Landscaping for Climate Change, March 21, 2023


Steven Swain, Environmental Horticulture Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension Marin & Sonoma

Steven's work is primarily focused on integrated pest management, plant pathology, and resource conservation. He has a research background in sudden oak death, a commercial background in arboriculture, and has taught integrated pest management and related topics for the College of Marin and Santa Rosa Junior College.


No previous experience or knowledge is required. This event is recommended for ages 14 and up.

Zoom meeting details will be sent to you upon registration. If you have not used Zoom before, please allow time to download and install the application before the event. Please log-in a few minutes early, as it may take more than one attempt if servers are busy.

How to Sign Up

Register at the link below. Each participant should register separately. Registration is free.

About the Center

Sonoma State University’s Center for Environmental Inquiry empowers university students to work with community members on the environmental challenges of the North Bay. Our mission is to create an engaged and environmentally ready society, one where all people have the skills to find solutions to the challenges facing our earth. SSU Preserves are open to everyone engaged in education or research. Reservations are required.

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Kerry Wininger
Date & Time Registration Link
Tuesday, March, 21, 2023, 1:00pm to 2:00pm