A volunteer breaks up the roots of a fern before planting. (Saphara Harrell/ Salem Reporter)
Urban growers wanting to learn more about planting for climate change can do so on Friday.
Marion Soil and Water Conservation District holds monthly first Friday events to teach about composting or plant identification.
The hourlong event starts at 10 a.m. on Jan. 7. Registration is online and is free.
Weston Miller, an assistant professor of horticulture at Oregon State University, will teach eventgoers about “Climate and How to Plant for the Future.”
Miller will present strategies to adapt yards and gardens to new climates as there’s more weather variability and intense weather events.
“How will these extreme events affect your plants? Learn strategies to adapt your yard and garden to these new conditions,” an event description said.