Friday , 18 August 2017

McKinney Offers Environmental Education: Green Seminars in June

Submitted by Martha Cavazos Fipps

Summer is here!  Our calendar is packed with a variety of Green Seminars, everything from irrigation efficiency, to rainwater harvesting, container gardening. firewise landscaping, composting and even planning ahead for a fall vegetable garden!

Join us for a seminar or two and bring a friend! Click here to register for any of the seminiars below that interest you:

Irrigation 101  (two dates)
Saturday, June 8   10:30 AM
Saturday, July 20  10:30 AM
John & Judy Gay Library  6861 W Eldorado
 
Caryn Walz and Patty Sipe of the Heads Up Sprinkler Company will speak on irrigation efficiency. Both are outdoor water conservation experts and EPA Water Sense Partners.  Come learn how to conserve water with your current sprinkler system, learn about the latest irrigation technology including converting to drip and improve your overall sprinkler system efficiency and enhance your landscape.

Firewise Landscaping
Wednesday, June 12     1:00 PM 
John & Judy Gay Library  6861 W Eldorado

The idea of a Firewise landscape is to have fire-resistant plant materials placed in such a manner as to lessen the chances of wildfire reaching and burning your home. Come learn all about it from Jim Ewoldsen, Certified Firewise Landscape Collin County Master Gardener.

Container Gardening
Thursday, June13     6:30 PM 
John & Judy Gay Library  6861 W Eldorado

Want the enjoyment and benefits of gardening with a  smaller space and less time? Come learn how to choose plants, containers, and soil for long-lasting and beautiful gardens. Class taught by Collin County Master Gardener Joyce Cleary.

Vegetable Gardening
Tuesday, June 25   7:00 PM 
John & Judy Gay Library  6861 W Eldorado

Mid-summer is the best time to prepare and plan a fall vegetable garden. Discover which warm season vegetables can be replanted now and which vegetables thrive in our mild winter temperatures. Learn the basics of soil preparation, how to plant seeds and transplants. Learn the varieties recommended for this area and the ideal times for planting.  Class taught by Erin Hoffer, Collin County Master Gardener.

 

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