Behind the Scenes

Did you know that at the January NPSOT-H board meeting, your board voted to make the following donations?

  • $100 to Helms Elementary for their native plant garden
  • $500 to Houston Audubon’s native plant program in memory of Flo Hannah
  • $500 to Katy Prairie Conservancy for maintenance and restoration projects

When you come to our monthly chapter meeting, the speaker is there to present an enlightening talk, the plant of the month is presented with pictures and growing information, the talk is videotaped so that the people who cannot attend can also get the information (link to posted monthly presentations), great refreshments are beautifully presented… Does it seem like all the pieces of the meeting magically fall in place? Actually, it is not magic – just a team of people, each doing his/her part, meshing together.

Would you like to take a peek in the kitchen to see how the meet is made? If so, please join us at our monthly board meetings, which are open everyone. Visitors are welcome to join in the discussions or to just observe. The NPSOT-H board meetings are scheduled for the LAST Tuesdays of the month (February 27, March 27, April 24, May 29, June 26, July 31, August 28, September 25, October 30, November 27, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.) at the Trini Mendenhall Community Center. (1414 Wirt Rd, Houston, TX 77055, To check for possible changes before coming, contact Sheryl Marquez ( In upcoming board meetings, one of the things we will be discussing is future donations: procedure of donations and to which organizations/projects we will be donating.

Interested in NPSOT-H’s Wildscape Workshop (WW)? Be the first to know that, unfortunately, WW speaker John Abbot will not be able to come. Help us plan this year’s workshop, which will be on Saturday, September 22, at Houston Community College at the West Loop. Like to organize a native plant sale? We will need you! The WW planning meetings will also be at Trini Mendenhall, but on these Tuesdays: March 20, May 22, July 24, and September 11, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Again, check with Sheryl before coming.

Come and be involved!


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