Through a variety of short lectures, local experts will share their horticultural expertise, research based information and hands on experience about the challenges and rewards of gardening in North Texas.  Lecture topics include: Why EarthKindR is Important, The Dirt on North Texas Soils, Butterfly Gardening, How to Water Wisely, Vegetable Gardening and the Top 100 Plants for North Texas.

Speakers include:

·         Dr. Greg Church, Texas A&M AgriLife County Extension Agent for Horticulture in Collin County

·         Patrick Dickinson, Horticulturist & Program Coordinator at Texas A&M AgriLife Water University

·         Daniel Cunningham, Horticulturist at Texas A&M AgriLife  Water University

·         Nancy Payne, Master Gardener and certified Texas Certified Nursery Professional

·         Bryan Moore, Collin County Master Gardener and Compost Operations Supervisor at Texas Pure Products

·         Gail Donaldson, Horticulturist and Water Conservation Manager at the City of Allen

Free. RSVP to reserve a spot.

Event is hosted by City of McKinney Environmental Education – Keep McKinney Beautiful in cooperation with the cities of Allen, Plano, Richardson, Frisco, Rowlett, Princeton, Prosper, Melissa, Texas Pure Products, the Collin County Master Gardener Association, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Collin County, Texas A&M Agrilife Water University and the North Texas Municipal Water District.  

Info: 972-547-7335 or

Event Location: 
Collin College Higher Education Center
3452 Spur 399
McKinney , TX
Date and Time: 
Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 8:00am to 12:30pm
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