Environmental Workshops

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Upcoming Workshops

The City of Mesquite Water Conservation Office offers FREE workshops and events for Mesquite residents wanting to learn more about water-wise landscaping, water conservation, and sustainable, green practices. For information on workshops in area cities and additional resources offered by Texas AgriLife, please visit the Water University website.

Grow Native, Not Wild!

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

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. This class will send you home with the dirt from cutting-edge landscape designers, teach you to plant like a pro, plus we’ll help you find the balance between sensational and sustainable to make your neighbors green with envy! 

Location: City Hall Training Room

Address: 757 N. Galloway

Date/Time: March 24, 6 to 7:30 pm

To register for this free class: https://wateruniversity.tamu.edu/events/2020/march-24-2020-grow-native-not-wild-mesquite/

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Plant Combos & Companions

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

This class will teach you the plant combinations that will make each of your plantings pop! 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.

Location: City Hall Training Room

Address: 757 N. Galloway

Date/Time: April 21, 6 to 7:30 pm

To register for this free class: https://wateruniversity.tamu.edu/events/2020/april-21-2020-plant-combos-companions-mesquite/