Advanced classes in the Dallas area were announced for Fall 2013.
Sunday November 3, Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center, Dallas 8-5 Register online
Saturday November 9 Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center, Denton 8-5 Register online
• Learn to create landscape designs incorporating native plants
• Discover important considerations for creating a design
• Understand native plant preservation
• Learn 50 native Texas plants recommended for your landscape
• Receive your Level II Native Landscape Certificate
Only Level I certified participants can attend. Participants completing the Level II course program and passing the exam will receive a certificate and be registered with the Native Plant Society of Texas. The class will mainly meet inside in a classroom, but will also include walking outside for 2 hours.
Registration fee is $35. Register online at the links above. For more information or to do paper registration: send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 214-701-1253.
Register now for Fall 2013 classes in the San Antonio area.
Level 1 is an 8-hour course offered Saturday, October 5, at Friedrich Wilderness Park. Cost is $35.
- Identify native trees, shrubs, wildflowers and grasses native to Bexar County and featured in San Antonio’s Landscape Ordinance
- Identify plants that grow well in nature and in your yard and learn their benefits
- Learn how natives help to conserve water, reduce run-off and improve water quality
- Be a better steward of the land in your yard, on the jobsite and in a wildlife habitat
Level 2 is a 12-hour course available to graduates of Level 1 offered October 26-27. Saturday class will be at the San Antonio River Authority, followed by a half day on Sunday at Phil Hardberger Park. Cost is $50.
- Continue to learn to identify and use Texas native plants
- Learn best management practices to save natural areas during development and help protect native plants from wholesale destruction
- Understand where to find local regulations and how they are developed and revised
- Understand ways builders can meet code and go beyond the minimum standards to best management practices
- Choose plants for low maintenance landscapes
- Use these concepts in residential and commercial design to preserve, enhance and maintain native landscapes that comply with local regulations and earn rebates
- Identify invasive species and their problems
Register online for either course.
Questions? E-mail email@example.com or call 210-732-7138.
This program is supported in part by the John Newman Family Charitable Trust, the Shield-Ayres Foundation, and the Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation.
Register now for Fall 2013 classes in the Dallas Ft Worth area. Level 2 classes will be announced later.
September 21, 9-4:30-Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Glen Rose Register
September 29, 9-4:30-Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Fort Worth Register
- Learn the value of including and preserving native plants in landscapes.
- Discover the differences between sustainable and conventional development.
- Understand your Texas vegetation region and soil.
- Learn 50 native Texas plants recommended for your landscape.
- Receive your Level I Native Landscape Certificate.
Level I Certification requirements:
1. Participate in the 7 hour Level I course program.
2. Pass the Level I native plant identification exam.
Participants completing the Level I requirements will receive a certificate and be registered with the Native Plant Society of Texas.
To Reserve Your Seat:
Registration fee is $35.
For more information or to do paper registration: send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 214-701-1253.
Level 1 is a one-day class, from 8:00am to 4:00pm:
March 16 (Friedrich Park)
April 13 (San Antonio River Authority)
Level 2 is two-days. 8:00 to 5:00 Saturday and 9:00 to noon on Sunday:
May 4-5 (SARA)
May 11-12 (Casa Navarro)
NLCP 2013 Spring Registration Form – Level 1 & 2
Maps to class sites: San Antonio River Authority (SARA) Main Office, Friedrich Park, and Casa Navarro
Become a member of the Native Plant Society of Texas here.
Five classes will be offered in the Dallas – Ft Worth area in Spring 2013. All are Level I classes and are offered on Saturdays.
- April 6 – Trinity River Audubon Center in Dallas
- April 13 – Fort Worth Nature Center
- April 20 – Heard Museum in McKinney
- May 11 – River Legacy Living Science Center in Arlington
- June 1 – Lakes Lewisville & Ray Roberts Corp of Engineers building in Lewisville
Students will learn to identify 50 species of native Texas trees, shrubs, flowering plants and grasses that grow well in North Texas; understand the ecological benefits these plants provide to wildlife, water quality and soil; discover the human benefits that native plants offer such as water conservation, run-off reduction and low maintenance; be a better steward of the land in your yard, on the jobsite and in wildlife habitats; and receive a Level 1 Native Landscape Certification. The class lasts 8 hours and is conducted in one session with a test afterward.
To reserve your seat print out the application form and send in your check for $35 made out to “NPSOT-Dallas” or make arrangements to pay at the door.
Send your form to:
Native Plant Society of Texas
P.O. Box 832346
Richardson, TX 75083
The Native Landscape Certificate program is expanding into North Texas. Classes for the public in the DFW area are planned for March of 2013.
Carol Feldman, a former president of the Native Plant Society and a landscape architect in Dallas, and Melinda Slagle, a Dallas Chapter member and landscape intern, organized an initial training program on November 10-11 at the Dogwood Canyon Audubon facility in Cedar Hill.
The session was taught by Program Coordinator Melissa Miller. It was a fast-track certification process that will enable those who complete the program to become trainers for the certification program.
The Native Landscape Certification program began in 2008 in San Antonio under the leadership of Melissa Miller. It is aimed at professional landscapers, landscape architects and designers, urban developers, surveyors, community garden & park employees, homeowners and environmental volunteers. The program teaches the identification of Texas natives, their place in the local ecosystem and which conditions will allow them to thrive in a landscape. With each level, knowledge of conservation, ecosystem assessment, wildlife benefits, restoration value, appropriateness of plants for landscapes and taxonomy increases.