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Creating the Troon Vineyard Native Plant & Pollinator Botanical Garden Presentation

Watch Creating the Troon Vineyard Native Plant & Pollinator Botanical Garden presentation on Vimeo here!

Happy New Year!

The new year brings new opportunities to sow native seeds, and right now is a great time of year to sow native seeds! Watch this inspiring and instructive Zoom presentation by Suzie Savoie, co-owner of Klamath-Siskiyou Native Seeds, to help kick start your own native seeding or planting project.

In December 2020, Klamath-Siskiyou Native Seeds installed a one-half-acre Native Plant and Pollinator Botanical Garden at Troon Vineyard in the Applegate Valley in southwest Oregon that includes over 100 species of native plants. Primarily established through direct seeding, with some use of potted native nursery plants, the garden provides an opportunity to learn about native plants in a scenic, organic, and biodynamic vineyard setting that is open to the public. This presentation focuses on how, in two years, the space went from bare ground to a botanical garden with paths, a small meadow, and blocks of species highlighted with plant signs. Lessons learned are explored and specific species information is provided. 

Suzie has given this presentation through Zoom in November 2022 for the Jackson County Master Gardener’s Association’s Winter Dreams, Summer Gardens Symposium, and in December 2022 in person at the Troon Vineyard tasting room. She later recorded the Zoom presentation in order to make it freely available online, so you can watch from the comfort of your own home, and start dreaming up your own native seeding and planting projects!

We hope this presentation helps inspire you to Grow Native – Grow Wild!