The Meadowscaping Handbook

cover of Meadowscaping HandbookThe Meadowscaping Handbook: Designing, Planting and Managing an Urban Meadow  is a compilation of knowledge and “lessons learned” by regional ecologists and landscape professionals. It is not meant to be a technical manual, rather the handbook is designed as a “how-to” publication to help gardeners, landscape professionals, and ecologists in the Willamette Valley plan, design, plant, and maintain native plant meadows on small urban plots.

This publication was produced through a collaborative effort with members of the Pacific Northwest Urban Meadowscaping working group and other ecologists and landscape professionals in the Portland Metro region. It is a unique handbook with the latest knowledge small-scale Willamette Valley urban meadows and the important habitat features they support.

Use the order form to request a free printed copy (shipping rates apply), or download a copy here. Please note: during the current COVID-19 pandemic, orders for printed books may take 2-4 weeks to be filled. 

The Meadowscaping Handbook may be downloaded for personal use only. No reproduction of this book is permitted without expressed written consent of West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District.

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Meadow Planning and Design

Portland Meadow Plants

Native Plant Lawn Alternatives

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