Online Workshop: Gardening for Garry Oak Ecosystems Feb 3 7pm

Online Workshop: Gardening for Garry Oak Ecosystems Feb 3 7pm

Gardening for Garry Oak Ecosystems

Learn how gardening with native plants can help maintain local biodiversity, including the wildlife that depends on our native flora.

Online Workshop
Thursday February 3, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
with Biologist Kristen Miskelly

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    Photo above: A Meadowscape planted in 2019 featuring Large-leaved Lupine, Great Camas, Woolly Sunflower, Sticky Cinquefoil and Sea Blush on the Saanich Peninsula, BC. Photo taken in 2021.

    More about this workshop:

    Garry Oak Ecosystems are an eco-cultural landscape full of an exceptionally diverse suite of plants that can be planted in home gardens. From moist meadows to partially shaded woodlands or dry, rocky outcrops, there are hundreds of plants to explore. In this workshop, we will talk about how our local ecology ties into gardening practices and discuss how you can help maintain local biodiversity, including the wildlife that depends on native flora. This workshop will also give an overview of how to turn lawn into thriving wildflower meadows. 

    Instructor Bio: Kristen Miskelly (MSc Biology, RPBio) specializes in the restoration and botany of southeastern Vancouver Island and is passionate about ecology, conservation, and native plant propagation. Kristen co-founded Satinflower Nurseries, a native plant nursery and consulting business, that aims to inspire and empower people to connect with nature through native plants. Kristen has a diverse background in botany, conservation, and ecological restoration and regularly teaches courses and workshops focused on botany, plant identification, restoration, and naturescaping. 


    Need Meadow Plants?

    Find out kind of meadow plants are in stock at the nursery now:


    Meadowscaping Now Available

    Did you know that Satinflower Nurseries now offers Meadowscaping Services? 


    Please pre-register for this event.

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    This workshop will be hosted live online via Zoom. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link by email 1 hour before the workshop starts. If you do not see the email, check your junk folder, if you still do not see it, call the centre at 250-386-9676 for immediate assistance.


     You can also register for the event by calling the office at 250 386 9676 or via email by contacting


    The Compost Education Centre is located on unceded and occupied Indigenous territories, specifically the land of the Lekwungen speaking people—the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. These nations are two of many, made up of individuals who have lived within the porous boundaries of what is considered Coast Salish, Nuu-Chah-Nulth and Kwakwa'wakw Territory (Vancouver Island) since time immemorial. At the CEC we seek to respect, honour and continually grow our own understandings of Indigenous rights and history, and to fulfill our responsibilities as settlers, who live and work directly with the land and its complex, vital ecologies and our diverse, evolving communities.

    Compost Education Centre memberships get you free workshops, discounts at garden centres around town and more great perks! Sign up or learn more on our website.

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