Cibolo Nature Center & Farm to offer five-part sustainable landscape program

Texas—Sustainable residential landscapes can have a positive impact on the environmental health and human well-being of an entire region, promoting clean air and water, fertile soils and other essential aspects of daily life. To help homeowners create and maintain landscapes that are both beautiful and sustainable, the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm will offer a five-part workshop on Landscape for Life from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays from Feb. 18 through March 18. Presented by Master Gardeners Ginny Frederick…

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2013 Native Landscape News

December 10, 2013 Why prairies matter and lawns don’t As native landscapes disappear, wildlife disappears, and important ecological processes that insure outcomes such as clean drinking water, climate change buffers, and flood control also disappear. Read more from Healthylandandethic.com. September 6, 2013 Native plants have advantages over imports that are good for the pocketbook and the environment With drought gripping much of the state over the past several years, adding native plants to the garden makes sense for both environmental…

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2012 Native Landscape News

October 15, 2012 Chasing Monarchs on the Llano River with Dr. Chip Taylor, Champion of Monarch Butterflies Monarch Watch founder Dr. Chip Taylor visits ranch along the Llano River in the Texas Hill Country. His prescription: cultivate seeds, plugs and plants of more native milkweed species through a Texas version of Bring Back the Monarchs, an innovative prairie restoration program that NPSOT is importing from Kansas. Why the Texas focus? ”It’s the most important state. Spring conditions in Texas determine…

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2011 Native Landscape News

October 24, 2011 Texas Invasive Plant and Pest Conference Seeks to Combat Growing Threat The 2011 Texas Invasive Plant and Pest Conference, hosted by Texas Invasive Plant and Pest Council (TIPPC), will be held November 8-10 at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. A broad range of speakers will present information on non-native invasive plants and pests and strategies for combating them.Read More September 22, 2011 Texas city rips up grass in effort to save water A study released in…

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2009 Native Landscape News

April 20, 2009 Hill Country Cruising Spring in the Texas Hill Country is the perfect time for motorcycle enthusiasts to take to the open road and enjoy the wilflowers and bluebonnets in full bloom. “Hill Country Cruising”, a website dedicated to motorcycle riding in the Texas Hill Country is a terrific resource for information and links about wildflowers and scenic drives. View website April 15, 2009 Green building and landscaping a growing local trend About a dozen designers, architects and…

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