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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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Introduction to Vegetable Gardening Class

January 9, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Saturday, February 2nd 9:30am-11:00am & 11:30am-1:00pm In perfect timing for the planting season, Keep Coppell Beautiful is offering two free class opportunities to get tips on how to grow your own food. Local grower Amanda Vanhoozier, will be presenting this popular class on organic vegetable gardening for a healthier 2019. Amanda is a passionate local food advocate who has been instrumental in the growth and success of Coppell Community Gardens and the Coppell Farmers Market. Learn more about her adventures…

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Introduction to Vegetable Gardening Class

February 2, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Saturday, February 2nd 9:30am-11:00am & 11:30am-1:00pm In perfect timing for the planting season, Keep Coppell Beautiful is offering two free class opportunities to get tips on how to grow your own food. Local grower Amanda Vanhoozier, will be presenting this popular class on organic vegetable gardening for a healthier 2019. Amanda is a passionate local food advocate who has been instrumental in the growth and success of Coppell Community Gardens and the Coppell Farmers Market. Learn more about her adventures…

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Composting Class

April 6, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Hosted by Keep Coppell Beautiful, learn the basics of composting, including how to start your pile, “do’s and don’ts of composting” and 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. Located at the Coppell Senior and Community Center/Old Town Garden. Space is limited and registration is required at www.coppellactivities.com. 345 W. Bethel Road Coppell, TX 75019

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