The Native Plant Society of Texas is offering 17 landscaping classes this spring at 11 different locations around the state. The one-day classes are all part of the Native Landscaping Certification Program, a series which teaches best practices for native plant landscaping – including wildlife habitat gardening.
Classes are intended to be useful both to homeowners and professionals. Three levels are offered this spring. Anyone may register for a Level One class, which is a prerequisite for the Level Two and Level Three classes. Click through to the class list to find a class and register.
Each class includes both classroom instruction and fieldwork, with an emphasis on helping students become familiar with the identification and use of specific plants native to their region. Students will see native plants in their natural habitat, illustrating their use in the landscape. Each level presents 45 native Texas plants recommended for your landscape and 5 plants to avoid.
CEUs are now offered by International Society of Arboriculture, Texas Nursery and Landscape Association and by Texas Master Naturalists and Texas Master Gardeners.