All About OXA

The Okanagan Xeriscape Association (OXA) is a not-for-profit organization formed in 2009 to provide xeriscape information for the Okanagan.

The OXA offers hands-on xeriscape workshops, classroom education, public xeriscape demonstrations, web libraries, and a searchable on-line plant database – all of which provide residents with the tools they need to create xeriscaped yards, communities, and places of work.

The vision of the OXA is for xeriscape gardening to become a desired and accepted norm in the Okanagan.

Gwen Steele is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Okanagan Xeriscape Association. Eva Antonijevic is the Program Director. The Association is governed by a volunteer board of directors: Judie Steeves– President, Marion Barschel – Vice President, Pat Lemche–Treasurer, Vanda Mallinson– Secretary, Lisa Masini is Co-Founder and DirectorSigrie Kendrick – Director.

2016 OXA Board of Directors

Left to right: Judie Steeves, Pat Lemche, Sigrie Kendrick, Lisa Masini, Gwen Steele, Marion Barschel, Vanda Mallinson