Preparing for Wildfires with Firescaping: Master Gardener Training to Help Protect Southeastern US Communities
A free one hour webinar from the University of Georgia, the Southern Fire Exchange, and the University of Florida.
Thursday, October 17, 2019 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET
Presenter: Holly Campbell, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Webinar Description: Every year hundreds to thousands of wildfires occur in all 13 southeastern US states, threatening communities and homes. In 2017, Southern Regional Extension Forestry, the University of Georgia (UGA) Warnell School of Forestry, and the UGA Cooperative Extension started to develop a wildfire preparedness training through the popular Master Gardener (MG) program. This webinar will provide an overview of the “Preparing for Wildfires with Firescsaping” training, its plan for implementation and impact, and how you can be involved in reducing southeastern US wildfire risk. The webinar will cover various aspects of the training, including (1) the online educator’s training- interactive video presentations and support resources designed to prepare educators to teach or host the MG training- and (2) the MG Training Toolbox- canned presentations, handouts, and hands-on activities to support the day-long MG training. The speaker will demo a few of the training activities, including developing a fire-resistant plant list and creating a firescape.
Following the presentation there will be time for audience Q/A with the speaker.