The Native Plant Society of Texas will offer five classes in the Dallas – Ft Worth area in Spring 2013 for homeowners and landscape professionals. All are introductory classes and will be 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 – Corps of Engineers Bldg, Lake 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.
They will receive a Level 1 Native Landscape Certificate on completion of the program. The class lasts 8 hours and is conducted in one session with a test afterward.
Students do not have to be members of the Native Plant Society of Texas. Landscape professionals, Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, home landscapers and many others all can benefit from the training.
To learn more and submit your application for the program go here.