14: “Learn about FireSmart Plants and Process” Guest: Karla Hoffman
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With the launch of the FireSmart BC Landscaping program this week, we also have the exciting launch of another plant-focused episode on the podcast! In this episode, we speak with Karla Hoffman, Resident FireSmart Landscaping Expert. 

In our conversation with Karla, we discuss all of the different landscaping resources including the FireSmart BC Plant Program and the Plant Tool. We cover what it is, how it came to be and how everyone all across British Columbia can utilize this program. This is a great episode for everyone to learn about the importance of preparing your home with the right landscaping decisions and vegetation tools!

Karla Hoffman originally worked on the FireSmart Canada Guide to Landscaping and has designed, installed, and maintained landscapes — from small residential sites to commercial, university, and municipal grounds. For more than a decade Hoffman led a public education campaign about plant health, integrated pest management, and how to conserve landscape water in a semi-arid climate. During this time, Hoffman was tasked with taking two seemingly opposing objectives and making them compatible with each other, namely, xeriscaping and being FireSmart.

Links:

Learn more about FireSmart Landscaping:

https://firesmartbc.ca/landscaping-hub

Plant Tool: https://firesmartbc.ca/landscaping-hub/fire-resistant-plants/

https://firesmartbc.ca/landscaping-hub/plant-program/

Connect with Karla in our Ask the Expert Section here: https://firesmartbc.ca/landscaping-hub/landscaping-tips/


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