Learn about the Texas Master Naturalist program. The North Texas Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist Program is accepting applications for its 2019 class. Master Naturalist Trainees receive in-depth education in wildlife and natural resource management, customized to focus on our local ecosystems. In return, Master Naturalists provide volunteer service in the form of community education, conservation, citizen science, and demonstration projects, while pursuing advanced training in areas of their special interests.

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 program is open to all, but online registration is encouraged.

 

Join us for this event to meet up after the FARFA Pre-Conference. Organized by Slow Food DFW, GROW North Texas and the Farmers Market Friends to create the chance to miix, mingle and connect at this "no host" gathering.

Join GROW, the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, and the Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas for a free event where families will explore the Backyard Veggie Garden and all of its fall features. Participate in activities and games, get messy while dissecting pumpkins and planting seeds, and listen to Story Time with Carlos and Bella. This day will be full of inspiring and engaging activities led by GROW educators and a special activity for the DSPNT families and friends is all a part of the fun.

 

Grand opening of garden center on the site of Redenta's former location.

See details on event page.

UPDATE: The Saturday event was cancelled according to their FB page.

This workshop provides an introduction to the world of grasses found in the prairies, savannas, and woodlands of North Texas. The focus will be on field identification of grasses by their distinguishing physical characteristics. It will include an overview of basic terminology related to the parts of the grass plant, a brief discussion of taxonomic classification, discussion of the significance of various grass species, their potential values, and the ecosystem services they provide. 

$25.

Presenter: Glenn Merkord, Vice President and Senior Biologist of Bluestem Environmental Consultants

Glenn Merkord, will teach how to identify 10-15 of the most common prairie grasses. He will discuss how these grasses fit into the prairie system and why we should value grasses as much as wildflowers - seeing how they are the backbone of a prairie. The prairie community includes many different grass species co-existing in a complex ecosystem.

Michael Cook, the viticulture program specialist for North Texas with the Texas A&M AgriLife, will discuss “The Texas Wine Industry - from Grape to Glass. ” about how the Texas Wine Industry has evolved and what the future holds for grapes and wine in the Lone Star State. Further discussion will include the life cycle of a grapevine and the challenges associated with growing grapes in Texas. 

Free.

Info: Cathy Lustgarten, [email protected]

Native plants for sale. For a list of plants, visit www.npsot.org/wp/Dallas

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