Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service announced the “Beautiful, Edible Earth-Kind Landscapes” garden series will start Aug. 11 and run for nine consecutive Tuesdays.
The cost is $30 for the series and is limited to 10 participants per session. Classes will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. at the People/Plant Connection Studio at 416 S. Oakes in San Angelo.
Allison Watkins, AgriLife Extension horticulture agent for Tom Green County, will be the instructor for the series. Participants may attend as many classes in the series as they like, but registration is required. Register online or call 325-659-6522.
“Selecting Earth-Kind plants helps ensure growing success since that designation takes into account the conditions present in Texas,” said Watkins. “This series will focus on what does best in the Concho Valley and will teach participants how they can have a functional, attractive landscape that can also provide food to eat.”
Dates and topics are:
Aug. 11 – Fall Vegetable Gardening.
Aug. 18 – Growing Herbs.
Aug. 25 – Fruit for West Texas.
Sept. 1 – Landscape Design.
Sept. 8 – Soil and Compost.
Sept. 15 – West Texas Lawn Care.
Sept. 22 – Tree Planting and Care.
Sept. 29 – Best Plants for the Concho Valley.
Oct. 6 – Irrigation and Water Conservation.
Earth-Kind plants limit the amount of fertilizers, pesticides and water needed to succeed. All plants with the AgriLife Extension Earth-Kind designation are designed to help to preserve and protect natural resources and the environment.