Monthly Meetings

Next Chapter Meeting

Thursday – November 16, 2017

Featured Event:

“Annual Native Texas Plant & Seed Swap & Potluck Dinner”

November is the month the NPSOT Houston Chapter celebrates native Texas plants with members, friends, and associates! Bring along your native plants/seeds for swapping! Bring your appetite, as there will be an assortment a really good eats, too. If possible, bring your favorite food or prepared dish to share with others for the potluck dinner.

The benefit of this annual Chapter event is you can learn from fellow gardeners about native plants and especially those that grow well in our area. Wait there’s more! You can also pick up some native plants, seeds, and helpful information – all for free! It’s a big annual event that always draws a crowd!

If you are bringing plants and/or seeds to the swap, to save time please download, print, cut and complete the following information forms (click here to download in PDF). Bring the completed forms with your plants and/or seeds, or pick up copies of the forms and complete once you arrive at the event.

At this year’s event, members will also be voting on the newly developed Chapter Bylaws and the slate of 2018 Chapter officers and board members. Schedule:

6:15 pm – Members and public admitted

6:45 pm – Potluck dinner begins

7:20 pm Chapter Meeting – Member voting on Bylaws and slate of 2018 chapter officers and board positions

7:45 pm Short talks on plants and seeds for swapping

8:15 pm Plant and Seed Swap

8:40 pm Clean up

Venue: Houston Arboretum, 4501 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX 77024.

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No charge to attend monthly chapter meetings!

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NPSOT Houston Video Archive

Click here to see our video archive on our  NPSOT Houston Chapter YouTube Channel.Please Join Us! It’s been a hoppin’ online site. In just the past year, we have exceeded 5,000 views of our videos of talks presented at past monthly meetings, 2016 Wildscapes Workshop, and related native plant and prairie meetings.

Thanks to all that come out to our meetings and that watch our videos!


Past Meeting Topics:

  • Linda Paisley “Biomimicry”
  • Jaime Gonzalez “Road to Ruin” A highway planned to go through KPC’s lands.
  • Mickey Merritt “Urban Trees”
  • Earth Day Celebration
  • Lisa Gray: “Greening the Prairie”
  • Mary Carol Edwards “Wetland Plants for the Home Garden”
  • Michael Eckenfels “Gardening for Bees is Conservation for Everyone”
  • Laurie Roddy, Texas Master Naturalist and Author, on Get Out Here Houston! 
  • Dustin Brackney, Houston Zoo Horticulture Supervisor, on  “Green Roofs and Our Evolving Understanding of Rooftop Ecology