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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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Let’s Ketchup on Tomatoes

February 3, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Have you always wanted to grow this delicious fruit?! The most sought-after garden treasure can be challenging to grow in the extreme climate and soils of North Texas. We’ll go into depth, providing tips on how to get the most production out of your tomato plants covering everything from variety selection, proper planting, best irrigation practices to pest and disease control. No matter your gardening skills, this class will be sweet!  

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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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DIY Raised Garden Bed Class

September 8, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Having a raised garden bed at home is a terrific way to grow small plots of flowers or vegetables without the clutter of many containers throughout your yard. A raised garden bed can provide better control of the soil quality and it is easier to remove weeds. Join Keep Coppell Beautiful at the Biodiversity Education Center on Saturday, September 8 at 11:00am for a Do-It-Yourself class to make a raised garden bed to take home to your garden. Registration and…

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