The community is invited to attend the Madrona Club Founders’ Day Celebration on Thursday, June 10 in the Madrona Room of Orcas Center.
Lopez botanist Madrona Murphy will present a talk on how human activity on Orcas has shaped our island in ways that can be used to “read” the history of the landscape.
Murphy’s presentation, “Talking Plants to People: Reading Orcas’ Cultural Landscapes,” will highlight unique plant communities on Orcas and present evidence of extensive pre-contact agriculture by Coast Salish families. She will also touch on how learning about past land stewardship can inform current conservation and farming practices.
Murphy’s talk begins at 1 p.m. and will last about an hour. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome.