Environmental Workshops

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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the City of Mesquite is suspending all "in person" environmental workshops.

VIRTUAL CLASSES TO GET YOUR GREEN THUMB ON!


AgriLife Water University is now offering virtual learning to replace the educational courses they hold around the metroplex. Classes may also be viewed on their You Tube channel at any time. Please visit the Water University website for information on previous or upcoming classes.  Listed below are upcoming classes for Mesquite residents.

Grow Native Not Wild

“Grow Native, Not Wild” virtual workshop, August 6
Gardening with native plants doesn’t mean giving up your yard to the weeds! Texas plants look stunning when artfully combined in styles to please every taste-- traditional, cottage, modern, or architectural. Learn how to cultivate key strategies from natural systems to control your landscape while still enjoying the dynamic, natural beauty of native plantings.

Cost: FREE

Thursday, August 6, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This class will be presented virtually via Microsoft Teams. Please register for this FREE class at: https://wateruniversity.tamu.edu/events/2020/august-6-2020-grow-native-not-wild-virtual/

Once registered, you will be emailed a link to attend the class. Please make sure your email is correct! Class links will be sent out the day of the event to prevent spamming. There is no need to download anything with the virtual class platform, it will play through your internet browser.

Grow Native, Not Wild is presented by Texas A&M AgriLife Water University and hosted by the City of Mesquite in partnership with the North Texas Municipal Water District.

Plant Combos

Plant Combos & Companions, September 1

This class will help you create year-round aesthetic beauty by combining plants that offer refreshing seasonal interest with vibrant contrasting colors and textures. Learn how to improve visual harmony while getting to the root of those problem areas. Revamp poor drainage zones, deep shade spots or heat islands with ecologically friendly combos that will save you time and money. Companion plantings can even optimize the success of your edible garden by utilizing natural biological controls! Grow your garden design skills with these innovative concepts and bring the wonders of the botanical world to your landscape.

Cost: FREE

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This class will be presented virtually via Microsoft Teams. Please register for this FREE class here: https://wateruniversity.tamu.edu/events/2020/september-1-2020-plant-combos-companions-virtual/

Once registered, you will be emailed a link to attend the class. Please make sure your email is correct! Class links will be sent out the day of the event to prevent spamming. There is no need to download anything with the virtual class platform, it will play through your internet browser. Plant Combos & Companions is presented by Texas A&M AgriLife Water University and hosted by the City of Mesquite in partnership with the North Texas Municipal Water District.