How to get certified in native landscaping

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Want to become proficient in and receive certification for native landscaping?

bluebonnetThe local Prairie Rose Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas passed this along:

The Native Plant Society of Texas announces its spring 2014 schedule of Level 1 and Level 2 Native Landscape Certification Program classes for North Texas.

Level 1, Introduction to Native Landscapes

Locations:

•    Saturday March 15, Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Fort Worth, 9-4:30  Register at http://npsot.org/wp/nlcp/
•    Sunday May 4, Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center, Cedar Hill, 9-4:30 Register at http://npsot.org/wp/nlcp/
•    Saturday June 7, Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center, Denton 9-4:30  Register at http://npsot.org/wp/nlcp/
You will:
•    Learn the value of including and preserving native plants in landscapes.
•    Understand the differences between sustainable and conventional development.
•    Learn your Texas vegetation region and soil type.
•    Learn 50 native Texas plants recommended for your landscape.

Level 2, Planting Design with Native Plants
Location:
•    Saturday, April 19, Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Fort Worth, 9-5:00 Register at http://npsot.org/wp/nlcp/
You will:
•    Learn to create landscape designs incorporating native plants.
•    Understand important considerations for creating a landscape design.
•    Learn how to preserve native plants.
•    Learn 50 native Texas plants recommended for your landscape.

Participants must complete Level 1 before attending Level 2. Participants who have completed a class will be registered with the Native Plant Society of Texas.  Each class will include a classroom session and a 2 hour outdoor walk.  Registration fee for each class is $35. Register online at http://npsot.org/wp/nlcp/.

For more information or for a paper registration form send a request to mwalterslagle@yahoo.com or call 214-701-1253.

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