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Environmental Education Center

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4116 W Plano Parkway
Plano, Texas 75093
www.plano.gov

January 2020

Master Composter Training (Plano)

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on January 24, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on January 25, 2020 at 8:00 am

One event on February 20, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Environmental Education Center, 4116 W Plano Parkway
Plano, Texas 75093
Free

If you're passionate about composting and enjoy sharing your knowledge with others, then become a State of Texas Master Composter volunteer.  Learn how to improve your soil's health by diverting valuable garden resources from the landfill back into your landscape.  The free 16-hour, 4-class series is a unique opportunity to gain a more in-depth understanding of the composting process and insights on sharing this knowledge with others.  Residents enrolling in Master Composter training are asked to complete 20 hours of community…

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Master Composter Training (Plano)

January 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on January 24, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on January 25, 2020 at 8:00 am

One event on February 20, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Environmental Education Center, 4116 W Plano Parkway
Plano, Texas 75093
Free

If you're passionate about composting and enjoy sharing your knowledge with others, then become a State of Texas Master Composter volunteer.  Learn how to improve your soil's health by diverting valuable garden resources from the landfill back into your landscape.  The free 16-hour, 4-class series is a unique opportunity to gain a more in-depth understanding of the composting process and insights on sharing this knowledge with others.  Residents enrolling in Master Composter training are asked to complete 20 hours of community…

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Master Composter Training (Plano)

January 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on January 24, 2020 at 8:00 am

One event on January 25, 2020 at 8:00 am

One event on February 20, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Environmental Education Center, 4116 W Plano Parkway
Plano, Texas 75093
Free

If you're passionate about composting and enjoy sharing your knowledge with others, then become a State of Texas Master Composter volunteer.  Learn how to improve your soil's health by diverting valuable garden resources from the landfill back into your landscape.  The free 16-hour, 4-class series is a unique opportunity to gain a more in-depth understanding of the composting process and insights on sharing this knowledge with others.  Residents enrolling in Master Composter training are asked to complete 20 hours of community…

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Recycling 102 (Plano)

January 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Environmental Education Center, 4116 W Plano Parkway
Plano, Texas 75093
Free

Every day in the United States each person throws away almost five pounds of garbage. Where does it all go? Find out about municipal waste programs, the local landfill, the work that goes into disposing our waste and why it is important to reduce, reuse and recycle. Tuesday, January 28, 2020 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Class meets in Environmental Education Center 4116 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, TX 75093 Duration 1.5 Hour class Register

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February 2020

Food Waste Composting (Plano)

February 1 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Environmental Education Center, 4116 W Plano Parkway
Plano, Texas 75093
Free

Don't let the worms crawl in and out! Put them to work! We'll teach you to use specialized red worms to compost your plant-based food waste. Then use their waste as a fertile soil amendment to benefit your plants. Learn to set up and maintain a worm bin, and to harvest and use the worm castings. Saturday, February 1, 2020 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Class meets in the Environmental Education Center 4116 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, TX  75093 Duration 2…

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Master Composter Training (Plano)

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on January 24, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on January 25, 2020 at 8:00 am

One event on February 20, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Environmental Education Center, 4116 W Plano Parkway
Plano, Texas 75093
Free

If you're passionate about composting and enjoy sharing your knowledge with others, then become a State of Texas Master Composter volunteer.  Learn how to improve your soil's health by diverting valuable garden resources from the landfill back into your landscape.  The free 16-hour, 4-class series is a unique opportunity to gain a more in-depth understanding of the composting process and insights on sharing this knowledge with others.  Residents enrolling in Master Composter training are asked to complete 20 hours of community…

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March 2020

Shade Gardening (Plano)

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Environmental Education Center, 4116 W Plano Parkway
Plano, Texas 75093
Free

Got shade? We've got solutions! When Mother Nature sends the message that even grass doesn't want to grow in your shady yard, it's time for a landscape update. Learn how to plan and plant an attractive oasis of foliage and texture to delight the eye - even under the arching canopy of mature trees.  Weather permitting, we will take a stroll through the demonstration garden, so come dressed for the weather!

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Fix-a-Leak Week Workshop (Plano)

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Environmental Education Center, 4116 W Plano Parkway
Plano, Texas 75093
Free

In the spirit of Fix-a-Leak Week, join us for a FREE find-and-fix workshop! Learn how to identify leaky fixtures, and explore DIY tips and tricks. On-site plumbing experts and volunteers will walk you through minor repairs and preventative maintenance for toilets, faucets, shower heads and more. We’ll also show you how to track your water consumption online – a great way to stay on top of your use. Plus, you’ll leave with all the gear you need to find-and-fix your…

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Landscape CPR (Plano)

March 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Environmental Education Center, 4116 W Plano Parkway
Plano, Texas 75093

Does your landscape need a lifeline? Do you have problem areas where nothing seems to grow? Whether you’re dealing with pests and disease, issues with too little sunlight, or problematic soils that are keeping your plants brown and crispy, this class will get to the root of your horticultural headaches AND help you learn the skills to bring new life to your garden. We'll also prescribe tips on how to hire a landscape or irrigation professional to give you a…

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April 2020

CLASS: Smart Yards for North Texas (Plano)

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Environmental Education Center, 4116 W Plano Parkway
Plano, Texas 75093
Free

Choosing Texas-friendly plants that are well-adapted to our area and weather conditions makes a big difference in the success of your landscape. Learn about soil preparation, light requirements, and which plants work best in our clay soil and our North Texas climate. Register  

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May 2020

TOUR: Smart Yards for North Texas (Plano)

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

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. Register

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