Meadowscaping Your Willamette Valley Yard

By Heath Keirstead | December 12, 2017

On November 16, 2017 the USDA-NRCS Corvallis Plant Materials Center staff shared practical considerations for Meadowscaping. According to the West Multnomah SWCD Meadowscaping Handbook, meadowscaping is the “practice of designing, planting, and managing an urban meadow for ecological or aesthetic purposes.”

Slideshow Overview

  1. Quick intro to the Corvallis Plant Materials Center
  2. What is meadowscaping?
  3. Meadowscaping goals and planning
  4. Design and plant selection for your habitat type
  5. Site considerations and site prep methods/materials
  6. Obtaining plant materials
  7. Installation
  8. Maintenance and evaluation

View the presentation (PDF, 7.6 MB)

Meadowscaping Slideshow title screenMeadowscaping Resources

Corvallis Plant Materials Staff Presenters

  • Annie Young-Mathews, PMC Manager
  • Tyler Ross, Farm Foreman
  • Amy Bartow, Plant & Seed Production Manager
  • Mara Friddle, Horticulturist
  • Vanessa East, Horticulturist

About the Author

Heath Keirstead

Heath Keirstead manages Benton SWCD’s Communications and Community Engagement as well as the Native Plant Program and Youth Education. She has a Master’s in Soil Science from Oregon State University. With a dual passion for people and the planet, she loves building relationships with partners, customers, volunteers, and students.

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