MGF Monthly Educational Meeting
June 6, 7:00 PM
CASEE Center, Bldg B, Rm 202/211,
11110 NE 149th St, Brush Prairie WA
with Chad Stemm,
Chad will cover the basics of restoring native plant communities. Site preparation, plant selection, planting and maintenance, and using native plants in the landscape will be discussed.
Chad Stemm has spent 20 years in horticultural fields - nursery growing, landscaping, habitat restoration, invasive species management, organic vegetable production, farmers markets, CSA operation. For 15 years he has worked for Sound Native Plants - managing their operation in the Portland / Vancouver area. He works in green storm water infrastructure planting and maintenance, wetland mitigation, riparian restoration and enhancement, upland plant community enhancement, invasive species survey and control, rain garden design and installation, and native landscape design and installation.
Chad is passionate about plants and their role in our ecosystems, communities and lives. His interests are focused on re-creating local, diverse, organic food production for the long-term health and sustainability of our communities and ourselves.