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Heritage Garden Program Coordinator
Benton Conservation District
Kelsey Kelmel is the Yakima Heritage Garden Program Coordinator. She 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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