PermacultureDenton is offering its first-ever Backyard/Suburban Permaculture Design & Implementation Intensive. This course is tailored to average home-owners for the implementation of Permaculture Design in their own backyards/suburban lots. This 2-day course runs from Saturday, Feb 21, through Sunday, Feb 22, 2015, covering area-specific techniques and touching on the basics of Permaculture. Class hours run 9 am to 4 pm both days. Brown-bag lunch periods will be noon to 1:00 each day. If you don't want to brown bag it, there are two organic grocery stores close by where you can grab some nourishing food and return before class continues at 1pm.

Two-day course. $150. Info: 214-404-7301 or LivingLonger@PermacultureDenton.org

Join Rev. Sam Brannon from the Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy, and members of Fort Worth Interfaith Power & Light, in a hands-on planning workshop for the Water Captains program. Water Captains are local members of the faith community who partner with state and local leaders to make sure the Texas water planning process works for everyone. We welcome your participation. Info: Mary Kirwin 817-714-1796 or marykirwin@tx.rr.com with questions and to RSVP.

Water slower, deeper and more efficient with every drop. Convert your spray heads and watch your sprinkler system save you money from our hands on drip conversion class. You will learn how to install drip irrigation tubing from your faucet or how to convert an existing zone to drip. Drip irrigation is the most efficient irrigation method and essential to sustainable landscapes. Drip irrigation for foundation watering will also be covered. Free. Register online.

Presenter: ONCOR

ONCOR, the state's largest regulated utility, just stepped forward with an audacious plan to invest $5.2B to install 5,000 MW of batteries on the Texas Grid. This emerging technology will help improve reliability, boost renewable and maybe lower monthly electric bills. If this project goes through it will be the largest project of its kind in the world. 

Related News Article: Texas - A Testing Ground for Energy Storage

Rita Beving, representative for Clean Water Action, will discuss water conservation issues.

Are you in the landscape industry or a master gardener? Gain CEUs (5) by learning which plants work best in the water wise landscape. Low maintenance plants, proper irrigation and other tips will be covered to create a gorgeous, lush landscape that won't waste resources and will lower your water bill.

Program by Johnette Taylor of Roundtree Landscaping, Inc.

Register for the class by calling 214-904-3050

Pre-registration Fee: $20

Registration at the door $25

Explore Joe Pool Lake on a kayak and bird watch with Audubon staff. $40/nonmembers, $30/members. Includes kayaks, paddles, life jackets and binoculars. RSVP: 469-526-1980 or DCAC@Audubon.org.

1K kid's run at 7:45 a.m. 5K at 8 a.m. Info: 817-455-0747.

Rita Beving, Outreach Coordinator for Clean Water Fund and Dallas Sierra Club member, will touch on DFW water planning and where our region is in the process for water planning, and our efforts underway to work with HOAs and neighborhood associations on water conservation. Rita will also give water-saving tips for all of us who want to help conserve water and save money. The speaker is followed by refreshments and announcements. All are welcome!

Convert your spray heads and watch your sprinkler system save you money from our hands on drip conversion class. You will learn how to install drip irrigation tubing from your faucet or how to convert an existing zone to drip.  PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. VISIT COPPELLCOMMUNITYGARDEN.ORG TO REGISTER.

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