Dana is available for lectures & workshops in the Puget Sound region.







Speaking Topics:

  • Outstanding Native Plants for the Landscape   (1 hr. +)
  • Botanical Treasures, Unusual Native Plants   (abt. 40 min.)
  • Native Plants: Right Plant, Right Place  (abt 1 hr.)
  • Landscaping with Native Plants Suitable for Urban Gardens  (abt 1 hr.)
  • Edible Native Berries of the Pacific Northwest   (abt. 1 hr.)
  • Enhance your Habitat with Native Plants   (abt. 1 1/2 hrs.)
  • Creating healthy landscapes for people & wildlife  (1 hr. +)
  • Using Native Plants in Landscapes & for Restoration (2 hrs)
  • Native Plant Propagation Workshop (2 hrs.)
  • Native Plant Identification Hike
  • …OR another “green gardening” topic as requested.


  • $200 for 1.5-2 hour presentation or workshop, plus 50 cents/mile outside the Gig Harbor area.
  • $100 for 30 minute to 1 hour presentation (negotiable for school groups, garden clubs or non-profit organizations).


  1. Mary Anne Brown says:

    Interested in natives, I just came upon your website. It’s so interesting, thanks. I live 1/2 the year (May-Oct.) in the Umpqua Valley & other half in San Diego.

    I’m a member of a garden club in san diego & am wondering if you have any expertise in so cal natives/gardens. If so, might speaking in SD be of interest to you.

    • habitatdana says:

      I am located in the Puget Sound Area of Washington State. I just do a few talks a year for local garden groups and other organizations in areas around Tacoma.

    • habitatdana says:

      I am in the Puget Sound Area of Washington. Western Washington is my area of expertise. I do a few talks a year for garden clubs and other organizations in areas around Tacoma.

  2. Colleen Miko says:

    Hi Dana,
    If you end up doing this tour, can you please let me know so that I can promote it to the WSU Kitsap Master Gardener group?
    Thank you!

  3. Rene' Skaggs says:

    Would you be interested in teaching an ‘outstanding native plants for the landscape’ class for us in December as a run-up to our native plant sale? I had been thinking about this, but have had to kick it into high gear since I just heard about a grant funding source that would pay for room rental, advertising, a little token native plant for attendees, and a speaker’s fee for you. The grant application is due this Friday. Yikes! Anyway, we are thinking of having it on a Saturday morning in December at the Harbor History Museum in Gig Harbor (the grant is watershed specific), and having a power point presentation followed with a short plant walk in the native planting area behind the museum. What do you think? Would you be interested/available?

    If we do not receive the grant, I am still trying to hold the class if I can use some funding from our plant sale budget.

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