Learn how to create a garden to attract and support monarch butterflies on their journey north in the spring as well as their migration south in the fall. This class explains the monarch migration and the perils the butterflies face in the US and Mexico. Find out about conservation efforts and how you (or your class) can get involved in citizen science projects.

Instructor: Gail Manning


Join Begonia experts in creating your own terrarium using begonias from the nationally recognized Begonia Species Collection. You will learn the method of creating and caring for a miniature tropical habitat for rare and exotic species and hybrids. You will take home your glass terrarium for instant color.


Do you know someone who could use a pound of free seeds? Well show up to our seed sort and help us go through a 4 donation pallets of seeds and walk away with a pound of free seeds of your choosing. Heirloom, Organic, Sow Easy, floral and so many more to choose from. Something for all ages to participate in!

Presenter Jeff Raska is a Dallas County Horticultural Assistant from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension specializing in Urban Earth-Kind Urban Landscapes and Urban food gardens. He has been teaching for Texas A&M for 8 years after retiring from the Horticulture industry after 30 years of service. 

This class will cover: simple, effective soil amendments to ramp up a rich growing medium and why; which seeds to sow directly into the garden, and which ones do better as transplants; and how to decide what to plant and when. We'll also mention plants that work well together, as well as ways to keep your garden going while conserving water.

$10. Purchase online or at the door.

RSVP:  214 202-2163

Learn about the best varieties for North Texas, effective growing techniques and problems and solutions for getting the most out of your tomato plants. 

Some of the prettiest flowers in the garden only come out after dark. The toast of cocktail hour, they’re highly fragrant, making them great choices for around the patio. Plus, they attract nightlife of all sorts, such as fruit bats, moths and even hummingbirds. We’ll talk about moonflowers, four-o’clocks, evening primrose, night-blooming jasmine, morning glory, chocolate flowers, and more.

Learn how to choose the container, the plants and the soil to grow beautiful flowers, flavorsome herbs and vegetables. Learn which plants are good companions and some combinations that "fight" for the limelight. Presented by Master Gardener Barbara Gollman.

Info: seedlibrary@dallaslibrary2.org.

NHG's Education and Outreach Coordinator Rusty E. Allen will show you how to get started and give a live demo on making a compost pile - the easiest way to start. One hour classroom time along with a 30 minute free, outdoor demo (weather permitting) and basic handouts are included, plus time to get your questions answered on how to remedy any problems you may have.

Teachers of K-5th Grade
6 hours of CPE

Learn, Grow, Eat & Go! grows good kids through an interdisciplinary program combining academic achievement, gardening, nutrient-dense food experiences, physical activity, and school & family engagement. Looking to get more out of an existing garden on your campus or perhaps ways that you could get one approved for your site? This customizable curriculum developed by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension as part of the International Junior Master Gardener program is the perfect professional development opportunity!