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Sign up now or risk missing another Native Landscape Certification Program (NLCP) Level 1 Class by Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT).

The popular class returns 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 7 at Tye Preston Memorial Library, 16311 South Access Rd., Canyon Lake. Click here to register. Fee is $37. Box lunches are available for purchase.

“Introduction to Native Landscapes” is hosted by the Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT). The class is open to anyone but is especially helpful for landowners planning to build in the Hill Country, current homeowners and landscape professionals.

Landscape professionals can take an exam at the end of the class to receive continuing education hours.

Topics covered:

– Value of including and preserving native plants in landscapes.
– Differences between sustainable and conventional development.
– Texas vegetation region and soil.
– Forty-five native Texas plants recommended for native landscape and five invasive plants to avoid.

The course includes a classroom session and an outdoor plant-knowledge walk.

About the Instructors

Deedy Wright
NPSOT member for over 20 years, serving in many capacities within the organization. She has taught native plant classes for the Guadalupe Master Gardens for several years as well as adult continuing education classes on Xeriscaping Your Yard. She received the NPSOT President’s Award in 2013 for service to the Society.

Melodie Fryar
Active in New Braunfels’ native plant business 24 years. She and her husband currently own and operate NativeScapes Landscaping, where she designs and installs unique and environmentally sound landscapes. Fryar’s a longtime advocate for using native plants and working with the natural environment to create a landscape that’s sustainable and beneficial as well.


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