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April 2020

Herb Your Enthusiasm: Herb Gardening – VIRTUAL CLASS

April 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Get the most out of your landscape or kitchen garden by choosing from the assortment of tasty and beautiful herbs adapted to Texas. We’ll talk about everything from design and plant selection, proper soil prep and planting techniques, to the many uses of our favorite herbs inside and outside the home. This class is sure to be a great thyme! Cost: FREE Thursday, April 23, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm This class will be LIVE on our Facebook page AgriLife Water…

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The Urban Orchard: Fruits, Nuts and Berries – VIRTUAL CLASS

April 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Whether you’re trying to grow (or planning to grow) fruits, nuts and or berries at home for their superior flavor, to save money, or just want to know where your food comes from, this class is for you! This program teaches you how to become more water efficient in your "urban orchard", what plants and varieties work best in our area, the basics of pest control, proper pruning meth­ods and other practical ways to increase pro­duction. Branch out and join…

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WEBINAR: Love Your Stormwater

April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

WEBINAR: Love Your Stormwater Learn how to benefit from and protect stormwater, the water that nature provides. This webinar will cover a range of landscaping topics, including rainwater harvesting, responsible pest control, soil amendments, stormwater pollution prevention and more. Thursday, April 30 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CLICK TO REGISTER

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Birds, Bees and Butterflies: Gardening for Wildlife – VIRTUAL CLASS

April 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Native and adapted plants are not only beautiful, water-efficient additions to your landscape, but they can be useful tools to attract beneficial wildlife as well! Learn ways to attract and provide hab­itat for butterflies, song birds, hummingbirds, bees and other animals that bring your landscape to life with activity! If you’d like to keep your landscape well-manicured, or if you take a more naturalistic approach, we have tips to meet your needs, suit your taste and capture your imagination! Cost: FREE…

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May 2020

Family Friendly Gardening – VIRTUAL CLASS

May 2 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Outdoor living just got a lot more fun and we’re not kidding! In this class you’ll learn how to create a safe, beautiful, interactive space every member of the family will love. Discover ways to bring your children back to nature with simple tips for butterfly gardening, edible landscapes, and sensory gardening. We’ll also cover practical ways to reduce (or avoid) chemical use, plus toxic plants to steer clear of--for both kid and pet proof plantings. Shrink your lawn &…

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Wylie Pedal Car Race (Wylie)

May 3 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$15.00

Coronavirus Update The Wylie Pedal Car Race has been postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic; new date will be posted when determined. Historic Downtown Wylie 112 North Ballard Avenue Wylie, Texas 75098 Children Ages 2-5 $15 Entry Fee; register in advance at eventbrite or starting at 1 p.m. race day (cash only) More than 300 children select a unique car of their choice that has been provided and decorated by local merchants and race 500 inches down Ballard Avenue in heats of seven. Winners…

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Butterfly Gardening – VIRTUAL CLASS

May 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Butterflies are welcomed visitors that bring the landscape alive with activity and help to pollinate our favorite plants. Learn tips to create butterfly habitat in your landscape by introducing a water source and feeders, as well as how to select the right plants as host species for caterpillars. We’ll also talk about our favorite native and adapted flowers that provide long lasting blooms as nectar sources to help your garden take flight! Cost: FREE Tuesday, May 5, 2020 5:00 pm…

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FoodScaping – VIRTUAL CLASS

May 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Edible landscapes are one of the hottest trends in garden design! Utiliz­ing areas in your landscape to grow edibles is a great way to add food to your table and reduce your grocery bill. This program teaches you apPEELing ways to incorporate edible plants into your home gar­den and landscape by taking advantage of their ornamental value. You will learn how herbs, fruits and vegetables can add to the colors and textures of your permanent landscape combin­ing both aesthetics and functionality. Why mow it…

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Top 100 Plants of North Texas – Virtual Class

May 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Water and Land Resources Building, 17360 Coit Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
Free

Are you a “Native Texan” or a transplant? Plants can be native or transplants too! Create a lush and vibrant landscape with an introduction to our favorite “Top 100” native and adapted plants, ideal for your North Texas land­scape. We’ll also dig in to proper soil prepara­tion, proper planting and tips on how to choose the right plant for the right place! If you love plants, this class will be unbeLEAFably inspiring! This class will be LIVE on our Facebook…

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TOUR: Smart Yards for North Texas – Virtual Tour

May 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Environmental Education Center, 4116 W Plano Parkway
Plano, Texas 75093
Free

MOVING TO ONLINE VIRTUAL TOUR - Click here for details Join us for a stroll through the city's demonstration gardens to learn which Texas-tough plants are well-adapted to our area and are the right choice for YOUR yard.  

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