Go native! Local chapter of Native Plant Society of Texas to be formed March 9

 

Echinacea, also known a coneflower. (Photo courtesy of the Native Plant Society of Texas)

Echinacea is one of the hardiest native plants and makes a great cut flower.

(Photo courtesy of the Native Plant Society of Texas)

Special to the Current

Native plants can bring beauty, economy, environmental friendliness and even wildlife to a garden. A local chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas is being formed and you can become a charter member. 

A charter meeting for the new Prairie Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, at the Somervell County Citizen Center, 209 S.W. Barnard St.

Some of the advantages of gardening with native plants and having a local chapter are:

  • Enhancing wildlife in your yard or property
  • Being a better steward of the land
  • Creating a low-maintenance, economical, drought-tolerant landscape
  • Learning more about the best plants to grow locally
  • Finding resources for native plants

At the charter meeting, officers will be elected, a meeting schedule and location chosen and initial dues and membership applications will be collected. For those who have native plants or seeds and would like to share, please bring them for a seed/plant swap.

bluebonnetThe Native Plant Society of Texas is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the conservation and use of native plants and plant habitats of Texas. Currently the closest chapters are in Weatherford, Fort Worth or Killeen. It’s time for a chapter closer to home.

Interested but not able to come to the meeting? Fill out the attached membership application and send it along with annual dues to Karen Richardson, P.O. Box 239, Glen Rose, TX 76043 before the meeting to become a charter member.

Already a NPSOT member and want to join the group? Simply indicate on the membership application form as an additional chapter affiliation.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Karen Richardson at 254-897-7364 or rgstudio@valornet.com
Donna Hagar at 254-396-0844 or dmthagar@gmail.com
Doug Richards at 682-498-3026 or dougrichards@gmail.com

 

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