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Get your hands dirty and learn something new — from composting, shade gardening, DIY rain barrels, and more. Check out our latest offerings (both virtual and in person events) taught throughout our partnering communities.

Grow Your Own Vegetables – Fall

Virtual

Whether you’re trying to eat healthier, want to know where your food comes from, or just love the idea of growing delicious vine-ripened vegetables at home, this class is for you. “Lettuce” talk vegetables! Learn proper soil preparation, garden design and layouts, disease and insect identification, as well as the proper planting times for getting […]

WaterSense® Your Better Yard Two-Part Workshop

Virtual

To help homeowners enhance their landscapes with water-saving techniques and technologies that fit their lifestyles and yard type, the EPA WaterSense® program has created the Your Better Yard campaign. Your Better Yard starts with the premise that making yards more attractive and functional can also save water, money and time with the right WaterSense®-labeled products and water-saving techniques […]

Dang it’s HOT: Cool Off with Shade Gardening

Botanical Research Institute of Texas

Does your landscape have problem areas where nothing seems to grow? Do you have mature trees and areas where your turf is receding? Are your trees throwing shade?  Don’t accept being shaded out! Take advantage of these cooler landscape areas! Learn about the many native and adapted plants that not only survive but thrive in […]

Catch the Rain: DIY Rain Barrel Class

The Grove at Frisco Commons 8300 Mckinney Rd, Frisco

This class is sure to be a barrel of fun! Experts agree rainwater is the best water for your lawn, landscape or vegetable garden. Join us to learn simple techniques on how to divert, store and use one of nature’s best resources for the garden. We’ll also pour through the basics and benefits of rainwater […]

Bulletproof Plants

Virtual

The harsh and unpredictable Texas climate is one of the greatest adversaries to a lush and vibrant landscape. Your greatest defense is to arm your landscape with plants that can withstand the barrage of heat and drought that the growing season is sure to bombard us with! We’ll cover our top 100 bulletproof plants, adapted […]

Digging In: Soils, Site, and Bed Preparation

Virtual Event

This groundbreaking program will provide the foundation your garden and landscape needs for long term success! We will simplify nitty gritty terms like soil texture, structure and pH while providing tips on how to amend your site conditions for happy, healthy plants. This class will also dig into the benefits of raised beds, plant selection […]

Dang it’s HOT: Cool Off with Shade Gardening

Virtual
Virtual Event

Does your landscape have problem areas where nothing seems to grow? Do you have mature trees and areas where your turf is receding? Are your trees throwing shade?  Don’t accept being shaded out! Take advantage of these cooler landscape areas! Learn about the many native and adapted plants that not only survive but thrive in […]

Eat the Yard: FoodScaping

City of Allen - Council Chambers 305 Century Parkway, Allen

One of the hottest trends in garden design pears plants that both look and taste great! Learn pro tips to design your landscape into a space that produces fresh food for your table and a fun project for the whole family. We’ll also dig into specific herbs, fruits and vegetables that can add to the […]

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Dang it’s HOT: Cool Off with Shade Gardening

Virtual Event

Does your landscape have problem areas where nothing seems to grow? Do you have mature trees and areas where your turf is receding? Are your trees throwing shade?  Don’t accept being shaded out! Take advantage of these cooler landscape areas! Learn about the many native and adapted plants that not only survive but thrive in […]

Trees for Texas

John and Judy Gay Library 6861 W Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney

Trees are without a doubt, our most valuable landscape investment, but sometimes their care can leaf folks confused. Branch out and join us to learn tips on tree selection, proper planting practices, as well as proper watering, pruning, common insect issues and diseases. Whether you’re interested in trees for their ornamental value for your property, […]

Perfectly Planted Pots: Container Gardening

Botanical Research Institute of Texas

Once you sign up for this class, you won’t be able to contain yourself! If you have a small yard or patio that needs a pop of ornamental color, are frustrated with the poor soils on your property, or just simply don’t have the space to grow your fruits and veggies, then give container gardening […]

Grow Native: Plants For Texas

Virtual Event

Dig into the growing trend to incorporate native plants in landscapes, both for their incredible beauty and the countless ecosystem services they provide! Learn how to grow our favorite native wildflowers, trees, shrubs as well as perennials with lush vibrant colors and textures to make your garden the envy of the neighborhood. We’ll also talk […]

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