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Sustainable Silverton hosts adaptation event

By James Day

Thriving in Times of Change is the theme for the Sustainable Silverton event set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 6 at The Oregon Garden.

Admission is $12 and includes refreshments. Registration is available at  https://www.simpletix.com/e/thriving-in-times-of-change-tools-for-adap-tickets-163552/. The conference begins inside the Garden’s education center, which is the building on the right as you enter the Garden from the parking area.

This is the second in a series of events for Sustainable Silverton. On Feb. 8 a “community conversation” at the Silver Falls Public Library looked at the idea of community resiliency through the lens of the 2020 wildfires and the 2021 ice storm. Feedback gathered from that session will be part of the April 6 program, which is oriented toward tools that community members can use to adapt.

The schedule is broken down into four sections: air, water, earth and fire. Presenters include Eric Hammond, Kelley Morehouse, Alyson Budde and Ron Garst of Sustainable Silverton, Kayla Bordelon of Oregon State University Extension, Silverton City Manager Cory Misley, Kurt Berning of the Pudding River Watershed Council, Chelsea Blank and Kassi Roosth of the Marion Soil & Water Conservation District.

Sessions will be conducted inside the Garden education center as well as outdoors and in hands-on sessions.  

Topics on the agenda include Silverton’s future climate, stressed plants, city water resources, building resilience, fire hardening, soil evaluation and preservation of oaks.  

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