Edible landscapes are one of the hottest trends in garden design. Utilizing areas in your landscape to grow edibles is a great way to add food to your table and reduce your grocery bill. This program teaches you how to incorporate edible plants into your home garden and landscape by taking advantage of their ornamental value. You will learn how herbs, fruits and vegetables can add to the colors and textures of your permanent landscape combining both aesthetics’ and functionality.
Take a walk around the BRIT campus with Dr. Grace Bascopé, BRIT resident research associate and medical and environmental anthropologist, to learn about which and how plants were used by the First Peoples of the North Central Texas area. She will also discuss archaeological research carried out right around BRIT. Dr. Bascopé will show you the First Peoples Demonstration Garden and discuss how Native Americans and others optimize water conservation in their gardens in this dry region.
How'd your tomatoes do this summer? Your squash? If the answer is 'unfortunately, not so great' then this is the class for you! Successful Vegetable Gardening, taught by Kim Martin and Laurie Bostic of Barking Cat Farm, will cover a range of topics to help the beginning vegetable gardener be successful growing their own food organically. Apply your new found knowledge to your fall garden or get a jump on your 2019 garden. $35.
Incredible festival of nutrition, wellness and improved lifestyle. Expert speakers on nutrition, environment, health. Cooking demos & fitness classes (yoga, Zumba, bootcamp). An amazing array of vendors. Kids' activities. Free.
Bob Richie is an expert on the natural world around us - even here in our neighborhood! This class will start with a quick botany lesson on how to positively identify the plants we're seeking, then we'll hit the sidewalks to look for fresh and tasty plants growing naturally in our area. Bob will also discuss useful and medicinal plants found in the area too.