Many of our invasive plants become a nuisance after escaping from peoples’ gardens. Do your part to plant native species when possible and avoid introducing invasive species into your garden – Be Plant Wise! The Invasive Species Council of BC has created PlantWise, a consumer and industry education program designed to build understanding of the problems caused by invasive species, increasing demand for non-invasive plants, and to support the horticulture industry’s transition to becoming free of invasive species. CSISS partners with the ISCBC Plant Wise Program to deliver the program in the Columbia Shuswap region.
GARDENERS LEARN MORE
The ISCBC has created a helpful Grow Me Instead brochure aimed at providing alternative ornamentals to invasive plants in your garden. For more resources visit the Plant Wise website and download the Plant Wise App for your Apple or Android devices to identify plants.
GARDEN & HORTICULTURE INDUSTRY LEARN MORE
Garden centres, landscapers, greenhouse, and other horticulture industry groups that are looking to learn more and become a Plant Wise partner:
- Review the Plant Wise Partner Program Guide
- Sign the Code of Conduct to phase invasive plants out of sale and become a partner
- Check out other training resources at the Plant Wise website, including the Plant Wise App for your Apple or Android devices to identify plants.
- Contact Us to learn more