Presenter is Dan Caudle, a retired NRCS rangeland management specialist, who is now a research associate at BRIT and an independent consultant. Dan is currently working on six native grassland restoration, remediation and long-term management projects. Drawing upon expertise from his 40-year career with NRCS, Dan is advising on projects ranging in size from 6 acres to 15,000 acres located in the Fort Worth Prairie, West Cross Timbers, Post Oak Savanna, and Edwards Plateau regions of Texas and the Gulf Coast Prairie and Longleaf Pine Savanna regions of Louisiana.

Starr Krottinger is on a campaign to alert native plant enthusiasts to the arrival of the Emerald Ash Borer, which has destroyed tens of millions of trees in the U.S. and Canada. 

During her presentation, Ms. Krottinger will answer questions, such as, what does the borer look like, what and how does it damage the ash tree and what to expect in the future. 

“It has already been detected in Texas, so you might say I am like Paul Revere, but instead of warning about the British, I am crying, “the Emerald Ash Borers are coming!”

Interested in urban gardening, but not sure where to start? Already cultivating a garden project, but still have questions Planning a community garden? Come network and learn with other urban gardeners at this hands-on, in-garden workshop.

Topics: How to Build a Raised Bed from the Ground Up, How to Maximize Your Soil for Success, Planting with Transplants, Mulching Options, Brewing Compost Tea

Free. Register.

Do you have a spot in your yard that doesn't get much sun? Finding plants that not only tolerate a shady location, but also provide interest is always a challenge. Join Roger Sanderson, director of Horticulture, as he shares with Dallas gardeners a vast palate of shade-friendly plant material.


Celebrate the wealth of plant diversity in the Lone Star State! Learn about their uses and cultivation. In an environment increasingly devoid of this plant heritage, protecting, restoring, using and promoting it is more important than ever.


You've learned the basics of composting now dive deeper into the subject and learn why hot composting is the best way to generate compost for your garden and to use in compost tea. Learn how to make compost that meets the needs of your soil, how to determine whether your soil needs fungal or bacterial compost and the best way to use each type.


Explore the world of native Texas wildflowers with experts in the subject. Attendees will learn basic techniques for field identification, scientific and common names for local wildflowers, and where and when to look for them. Come prepared to walk around outside. Bring a photo or a (legally) picked specimen if you want to talk about a specific plant. No more than 2 per person, please. 


Enjoy a native plant talk with Q&A with former Dallas Zoo & Texas Discovery Gardens horticulturist. Start writing down your landscape garden questions!

Edible landscapes are one of the hottest trends in garden design! Utilizing areas in your landscape to grown edibles is a great way to add food to your table and reduce your grocery bill. This program teaches you how 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.

Free. Registration required. 

Chefs Graham Dodds, Peja Kristic, Matthew McCallister, Katherine Clapner and Junior Borges will deliver a five-course dinner with passed appetizers. Live music by Mack Price and Mack Price Jr. will add to the magic of this unique culinary experience. Ingredients for the dinner will be sourced within 100 miles of Dallas. All proceeds will benefit Promise of Peace Gardens and be directly designated to provide seed to table experiences for disadvantaged youth and their families across Dallas.