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Create Your Own Rain Barrel Class

September 9, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

September 9 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Biodiversity Education Center Residents of Coppell and the surrounding communities are invited to register for the opportunity to create their own 55 gallon rain barrel. The program will include how and why to harvest rainwater, as well as explain the effects of storm water on the environment. The cost of this class is $50 per barrel. Payment will be due at the door. Spots are limited and registration is required. To RSVP,…

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Document Shredding

September 30, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

​​​City of Coppell residents are invited to stop by the City of Coppell Service Center on September 30th to securely shred documents.  ​Proshred will bring out a truck to safely shred documents on site.  Residents can drop off up to four boxes between the hours of 8am and noon and make the most of the trip by stopping by the nearby Coppell Farmers Market afterwards.  All shredded paper will be recycled.​ Some documents that may be confidential, and would require shredding, includes: Bank Account…

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Fall Frolic at the Biodiversity Education Center

October 7, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join the Friends of the Coppell Nature Park and Keep Coppell Beautiful our first annual Fall Frolic Festival at the Biodiversity Education Center! This day of outdoor autumn fun will include a wide variety of activities.  Live music provided by the Boxcar Bandits and plenty of munchies to enjoy!  Bring the whole family down to learn about the many ways that native trees and plants can support a healthy ecosystem. We can’t wait to see you there!

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Winter Gardening

November 11, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Let’s face it; winters in Texas are unpredictable to say the least. Vegetables can be grown year-round both inside and out. Join Keep Coppell Beautiful and learn new techniques and ways to get your vegetables started this winter.

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Grow Your Own Vegetables

January 13, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

"Lettuce” talk about vegetables! Whether you’re trying to eat healthier, want to know where your food comes from, or just love the idea of growing delicious vine-ripened vegetables at home, this class in for you. Learn proper soil preparation, garden design and layouts, disease and insect identification, as well as the proper planting times for getting the most production out of your favorite vegetables in the challenging climate of North Texas. Free.   For more information please contact: KCB@coppelltx.gov

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Benefits of Bees

January 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hosted by the Friends of Coppell Nature Park, peer into the world of bees! If bees didn’t exist in our world today, it would look like a very different place – and our lives wouldn’t be nearly the same either. These industrious insects have been around for roughly 125 million years and although bee numbers are sadly declining, the remaining survivors continue to act as invaluable resources to our planet in numerous ways. Bee hobbyist Bruce Crozier will be talking…

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Butterfly Gardening

February 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hosted by the Friends of Coppell Nature Park, Roger Sanderson, Director of Horticulture for Texas Discovery Gardens, will discuss the BEC butterflies of North Texas and gardening options to attract them. Free. For more information please contact: KCB@coppelltx.gov

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Weed’em and Reap: Weeds and Watering

March 10, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This class makes sense of two of the most challenging issues many homeowners face.  If you’re having trouble controlling unwanted plants in your lawn and landscape, or if you’re confused about when to water and when to wait, we’re here to help.  Learn the best approach to managing weeds effectively without the over use of chemicals and your time so you can reap the rewards of a green environment.   Thistle be a great class for sure! For more information please…

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DIY Composting 101 at Coppell Senior and Community Center/Old Town Garden 

April 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn the basics of composting, including how to start your pile, “do’s and don’ts of composting” and also what to do with the compost you create. The second half of the class will be spent in the garden where you can practice hands-on techniques and view composting piles in different stages of decomposition. For more information please contact: KCB@coppelltx.gov

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Saving FROM a Rainy Day; DIY Rain Barrel Class

May 12, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

This class is a barrel of fun! Rainwater is the best water for your lawn, landscape or vegetable garden; Divert it, Save it, Use it! Come learn the basics and benefits of rainwater harvesting and reduce the effect your stormwater has on the environment. Participants will learn how to collect and utilize rainwater at home. This class is hands on “DIY” where each participant will build and take home a 55-gallon rain barrel at $50 dollars each. Rain barrels are…

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