How to Design a Fire-Wise Garden

Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018

Time: 2:30 pm

Location: Huntington Gardens (Map), Ahmanson Classroom (Plan Your Visit)

Tickets: Free After 2:00 pm


Join FormLA Landscaping President Cassy Aoyagi at Huntington Gardens to learn the ins and outs of creating a fire-wise landscape.  Aoyagi and FormLA designers Isara Ongwiseth and Eric Crow have designed fire-wise gardens for LA Fire Department Stations in Sierra Madre and Sunland-Tujunga, the Sunland Welcome Nature Garden, and residences throughout LA County.
Training topics will include:

  1. Selection of fire-wise plants
  2. Which plants to avoid or remove for fire safety
  3. Substitutes for popular but invasive, combustible materials
  4. Installation and maintenance strategies that minimize brush clearance needs
  5. Irrigation and exterior fire sprinklers


Every garden and open space in LA has a role to play in mitigating fire, flood, slide and climate-change related dangers. By digging in together, we can make our own luck and increase the city’s resilience. We hope you’ll join us to learn how!