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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.

Wildlife Friendly Landscapes: Gardens That Give Back

City of Plano - Sustainability & Environmental Education Center 4116 W Plano Pkwy, Plano, TX

Native and adapted plants are not only beautiful, low maintenance additions to the garden; they can be useful tools to attract beneficial wildlife as well! Learn ways to attract and provide habitat for butterflies, songbirds, hummingbirds, bees, and other beneficial animals that bring your landscape to life with activity! If you’d like to keep your […]

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Dig into Composting

Garland Fire Department Administration Building Room 417 1500 State Hwy 66, Garland, TX

Compost is the single greatest soil amendment you can add to set your garden and landscape up for success! Learn how to make high quality compost at home using materials most folks throw away. We’ll give you the dirt on the most effective composting materials and methods-- with a focus on practical techniques and piles […]

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Native Plant Design: Blending Beauty and Function

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Gardening with native plants doesn’t mean giving up your yard to the weeds. Plants indigenous to Texas can look stunning, especially when artfully combined to take advantage of their unique forms, textures and colors! Native plantings can make a great addition with design styles to please every taste-- traditional, cottage, modern, or architectural! Learn how […]

Houseplant Horti-couture

Botanical Research Institute of Texas

If you’ve botany interior plants lately, you already know gardening indoors is one of the fastest growing trends in horticulture. This program will dig into the basics of indoor gardening with tips on selecting the right container, picking the right spot for sunlight needs, plus we can’t leaf out proper watering and fertilizing to keep […]

Cool Off with Shade Gardening

East Regional Library 6301 Bridge St, Fort Worth, 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. Instead, take advantage of these cooler landscape areas! Learn about the many native and adapted plants that not only survive, but thrive, […]

Vermi-Composting

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The process of composting is one of the best ways to reduce what we send to the landfill, while at the same time creating one of the best soil amendments for the garden! This program will dig into one of the most fascinating composting processes-- which uses specialized worm-bins to turn food and yard scraps […]

Perfectly Planted Pots: Container Gardening

Virtual Event Virtual Event

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 […]

Cool Off with Shade Gardening

Virtual Event 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. Instead, take advantage of these cooler landscape areas! Learn about the many native and adapted plants that not only survive, but thrive, […]

Sprinkler Systems 201

Botanical Research Institute of Texas

This class dives deeper with easy-to-follow tips, like how to determine your sprinkler system’s optimal run-time by conducting a simple catch can test. We’ll also discuss how to operate your controller to cycle and soak to better and more accurately apply water to you home landscape. Will also talk about new irrigation technology that allows […]

FoodScaping: Eat the Yard

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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 […]

Drip Irrigation DIY

South Irving Library 601 Schulze Dr, Irving, TX

Make every drop count! Drip irrigation is the most efficient irrigation method for landscape beds, potted plants, vegetable gardens or home foundations. Whether you have an existing sprinkler system or just an outdoor faucet, learn how to install, convert and maintain a drip irrigation system. The flow of information from our experts will make “do […]

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Cool Off with Shade Gardening

Virtual Event 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. Instead, take advantage of these cooler landscape areas! Learn about the many native and adapted plants that not only survive, but thrive, […]

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