Tarleton expert to speak about ‘sustainable horticulture’ Aug. 6

Photo courtesy Prairie Rose Chapter of Texas Native Plant Society

Photo courtesy Prairie Rose Chapter of

Texas Native Plant Society

Special to the Current

Manon Shockey, a horticulture instructor at Tarleton State University,  will give a presentation on “Sustainable Horticulture Using Native and Adaptive Plants” on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the Somervell County Citizens Center.

The presentation is sponsored by the Prairie Rose Chapter of the Texas Native Plant Society. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.

Shockey is instructor of floriculture, plant propagation, greenhouse and nursery management, greenhouse crop production, retail horticulture and horticultural design at Tarleton.

Her premise is that in an ever-increasing urban environment, we must consider not only the best landscape aesthetically, but also its sustainability.

Shockey asks, “How can I plan a landscape that is easily sustainable with as little environmental impact as possible?” Often this includes using conservation practices and plant materials that are adapted an area’s unique climatic conditions.

For more information, email prairierose.npsot@gmail.com or call 254-300-8661.

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