Michele Steinberg

Firewise garden in Boise shows safety can be beautiful

Blog Post created by Michele Steinberg Employee on Aug 14, 2014

If you're out and about in Boise, make a visit to the Idaho Botanical Garden nearby the Old Penitentiary Historic District. Among the beautiful plants and attractive landscapes, you'll find a wonderful Firewise Garden established via a partnership among the Idaho Botanical Garden, Bureau of Land Management, and the College of Western Idaho’s Horticulture Program.

A recent KTVB segment highlighted the Firewise Garden by interviewing Brett Van Paepeghem, a horticulture expert and the Firewise Garden manager. "It's like a living database," says Brett about the many plants catalogued in the garden for their relative fire safety. Check out the interview and the garden here

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