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. Lisa Masini is co-founder and Project Director. The Association is governed by a volunteer board of four directors: Melodie Hope– President, Lisa Masini– Vice-President, Mia Bent– Treasurer, Judie Steeves– Secretary, Jeanette Merrick– Director and Anne Hulse– Director.