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2014-03-06

Earth-Kind water conservation & plant selection program planned

By Sam Womble

By Sam Womble
Bandera County
Extension Agent

Mark your calendar for an informative program addressing Earth-Kind landscape principles with particular emphasis on water conservation and plant selection Thursday, April 17 from 6:30-8 pm at the Mansfield Park Recreation Center. The Mansfield Park Recreation Center is located at 2886 Hwy 16N in Bandera.
"Earth-Kind landscape principles involve using research-proven techniques to protect natural resources and the environment" said Sam Womble, Bandera County Extension Agent. In most instances, a blend of organic as well as traditional gardening and landscaping practices are implemented. Earth-Kind landscaping encourages water conservation, reduction of fertilizer and pesticide use, energy conservation and reduction of wastes entering landfills.
The program will be presented by Dr. Larry Stein, Extension Horticulturist from Uvalde. Dr. Stein will specifically discuss design, plant selection with Texas Superstar varieties, irrigation, mulching and fertilization considerations. The program will be worth .5 hour of IPM CEU credit. Cost is $10/person and includes program materials and refreshments. Please contact the Bandera County Extension Office at 830-796-7755 by Friday, April 11th to sign up.
For more information and to learn about upcoming educational programs offered, feel free to visit our website at http://bandera.agrilife.org
Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, or national origin. If you need any special accommodations or require auxiliary aids to participate, please contact Sam Womble, Bandera County Office, at 830-796-7755 by April 3, 2014 so that we can consider your request.