Learn how you can have hardy, native flowers, shrubs, conifers and groundcovers for your property with a free permit and proper training.


This popular half day workshop and hands on field trip will show you how and where to successfully dig, as well as where to go in our National Forests to adopt local native plants for your yard. A detailed outline of the clinic topics as well as a valuable map of 10 sites will also be provided.


We are surrounded by our National Forests, which are the home to dozens of species that may not common in the Sunriver area, but can thrive here once established: Grand fir, Mountain hemlock, Snowbrush, Manzanita, Mahalo mat, Kinnikinnick, Paintbrush and several varieties of Lupine and Penstemons can all be transplanted when dormant – some easier than others … IF you know the techniques and where to fine each specie.  Plus, the Fall is the ideal time to “adopt” and plant natives!


The instructor and guide, Lee Stevenson – a specialist in native landscaping and founder of Project Ponderosa – will also share where each of the species can be found.


Meet at Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory at 10am. We will begin with an overview of all the common species, root structure, soils and other transplanting tips, tools and strategies. Afterwards, we will drive to two forest locations within five miles of Sunriver to dig many of these natives.



October 23, 2022


10:00 AM - 02:00 PM


57245 River Road Sunriver, Oregon United States

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