Contact: Dr. Mengmeng Gu, 979-845-8567, firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura Miller, 817-884-1945, email@example.com
FORT WORTH — An Earth-Kind Landscape Short Course will be held in Fort Worth Nov. 30-Dec. 2 for professionals who manage and maintain urban green spaces, according to Dr. Mengmeng Gu, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist in College Station.
The course will be at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Registration, which is limited to 30 individuals, is $150 until Nov. 29 and $200 on site.
Texas Nursery and Landscape Association members are offered discounted registrations of $125 until Nov. 29. Registration and group rates are online at https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/.
On Nov. 30, the program will begin at 12:30 p.m. and include talks on the Earth-Kind principles, soils and soil amendments, turf selection and management, and efficient irrigation.
The program on Dec. 1 will be 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. with talks on weed identification and management, crapemyrtle bark scale, rose rosette disease, protecting water resources, a laws and regulation update, and information about rain gardens, bioswales and other low impact development features, as well as a tour of those design elements in the garden and at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas.
On Dec. 2, from 8:30 a.m. until noon, plant materials will be the topic of discussion with talks and tours.
Instructors for the short course in addition to Gu include Vikram Baliga, AgriLife Extension horticulture agent in Lubbock County; Dr. David Creech, Regent’s Professor at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches; Dr. Fouad Jaber, AgriLife Extension specialist in integrated water resources management at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas; Laura Miller, AgriLife Extension horticulture agent in Tarrant County; Dr. Kevin Ong, director of AgriLife Extension’s Plant Diagnostic Lab in College Station; Erfan Vafaie, AgriLife Extension integrated pest management program specialist in Overton; and Dr. Dotty Woodson, AgriLife Extension program specialist for water resources at the AgriLife center in Dallas.
For more information, contact Gu at 979-845-8567 or firstname.lastname@example.org.