Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Free Water-Wise Landscaping Classes

Quoted from City of Dallas email notification:

"What Is Water-Wise Landscaping?
Water-Wise landscaping is quality landscaping that conserves water and protects the environment. It has also been called Xeriscape or common-sense landscaping.

Learn all about it at our free seminars.
Plan now to attend one or both of our free seminars on Saturday, September 20 at Mountain View College, 4849 W. Illinois Ave., Dallas 75211. The seminars will be held in Room W171 in the West Building, first level. Please go to the Mountain View College website at http://www.mountainviewcollege.eduor call 214-860-8680 for directions. Local Water-Wise landscaping expert and author Bonnie Reese will be the speaker at both sessions.

Making a reservation
Register for the seminars online at www.ci.dallas.tx.us/forms/water_conservation_contact.html in the comment/question section. Let us know which seminar you would like to attend, and how many will be attending in your group. You may also register by calling us at 214-670-3155. Seminars co-sponsored by City of Dallas Water Utilities and Mountain View College.

Seminars are presented in English

Water-Wise Landscape Design 101
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008 • 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The common denominator in all beautiful landscapes is a good design. This informative program teaches the basics of good landscape design with an emphasis on how to create a beautiful landscape that requires little or no supplemental watering and helps prevent water pollution.

Fantastic Plants for North Texas
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008 • 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Illustrated with colorful slides, this presentation focuses only on quality native and adapted plants that are recommended for and easily available in this area. Learn when, where and how to plant each of the recommended plants, their size and height at maturity, seasonal color, texture and more. This program includes perennials, turf grasses, shrubs, vines, ground covers, shade trees and ornamental trees."

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