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Kelsey Kelmel

Representative for Benton, Franklin & Yakima Counties

Heritage Garden Program Coordinator

Benton Conservation District

In addition to being the Heritage Garden Program's representative for three counties, Kelsey also works for a native plant nursery where she grows native and drought tolerant species. Kelsey loves to connect folks to the local shrub-steppe flora and is actively involved in the Columbia Basin Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society. She is currently in the midst of converting her brother’s lawn of Bermuda grass into a native, drought tolerant landscape and is an avid food gardener with an affinity for vermicomposting aka worm bins.

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