The Newcomers Guide to Gardening in North Texas event, held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., September 16, at the at Collin College Higher Education Center, is designed for Texas transplants, those new to gardening or people that just want to learn more about how to be a successful gardener. Through a variety of short lectures, local experts will share their horticultural expertise, research-based information and hands-on experience about the challenges and rewards of gardening in North Texas. Lecture topics include: Why Earth-Kind Principals and Practices are Important, North Texas Soils, Butterfly Gardening, How to Water Wisely, Vegetable Gardening and the Top 100 Plants for North Texas. Speakers include local experts, horticulturists, master gardeners as well as nursery, compost and water conservation professionals Dr. Greg Church, Patrick Dickinson, Daniel Cunningham, Nancy Payne, Bryan Moore and Gail Donaldson.
Admission is free. Location: Collin College Higher Education Center, 3452 Spur 399, McKinney, next to the Sheraton Hotel. Make reservations (required) at McKinneyTexas.org/ green. For more information, call 972-547-7335.