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.

Co-Founders– Gwen Steele and Lisa Masini

Executive Director– Sigrie Kendrick

Board of directors–
President– Judie Steeves
Vice President– Marion Barschel,
Treasurer– Mark Godlewski
Secretary– Lisa Masini
Other Directors– Vanda Mallinson, Joan Byrne and Stephanie Aitken


To become involved with the Okanagan Xeriscape Association, or to learn more about how you can bring xeriscape to your neighborhood, please email us at admin@okanaganxeriscape.org