Fw: Austin YardWise Workshop
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From: Alan Watts <AWATTS@...>
To: Alan Watts <AWATTS@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 3, 2008 2:20:23 PM
Subject: Austin YardWise Workshop
Please forward this message to your appropriate email lists at your earliest convenience. Public notice of this event has been limited, and we want to make sure that all interested parties have the opportunity to attend.
YardWise Program Coordinator
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Austin YardWise Workshop Announcement
The Texas Commission on Environmental quality and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center will be hosting a YardWise Workshop at the Wildflower Center on Tuesday, July 8, from 9:00 a.m. til noon. The workshop will provide facility managers, landscape service providers, and homeowners with practical information on the basics and benefits of environmentally responsible landscaping and yard care. Attendees will also receive copies of 13 publications on YardWise topics that are available in quantity to interested organizations for public distribution.
Texans spend billions of dollars annually in yard care costs, including watering, fertilizing, and chemicals to combat insects and plant diseases. YardWise practices improve the overall appearance of the urban landscape, making it more resistant to drought, harmful insects, and plant diseases, while saving time, effort, and money.
The workshop is free of charge, and will include a short walking tour of the Wildflower Center , highlighting the creative use of native plants in landscaping.
The attached agenda includes workshop topics, speakers, and directions to the Wildflower Center .