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NPSOT Level 3 Native Landscape Certificate Program- HAYS MN Advanced Training

  • Mission Reach Operations Center, SARA 8510-3 Mission Road San Antonio, TX, 78214 United States (map)

Advance Training Lecture Series - 7 hours

The Native Plant Society of Texas is offering 14 classes this fall at 8 different locations around the state. The one-day classes are part of the Native Landscaping Certification Program, a series which teaches best practices for native plant landscaping – including wildlife habitat gardening.

This class covers:

- Visualize the differences between native and non-native landscapes. 
- Comprehend how to install native plants into a landscape, including: plant choice, purchase, placement, spacing; bed and soil preparation; how to plant trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses, and seeds; what soils to use; mulching techniques. 
- Understand maintenance requirements, techniques, and maintenance schedules for native: trees, shrubs, palms, yuccas, perennials, grasses, and groundcovers. 
- Become familiar with 45 native Texas plants recommended for your landscape and 5 plants to avoid. 

The course includes an indoor classroom portion and an outdoor plant knowledge walk. 

Price: $37 for Native Plant Society members or $52 for non-members.

The Native Plant Society (NPSOT) offers two levels of certificates: 
Completion - attend the full day. 
Competency - attend the full day and pass a test at the end of the class. 

Students graduating with either certificate may progress to another class level.

Classes are open to the public and intended to be useful both to homeowners and professionals. Three levels are offered. Anyone may register for Level One classes, which is a prerequisite for the Level Two and Level Three classes. 

Each class includes both classroom instruction and fieldwork, with an emphasis on helping students become familiar with the identification and use of specific plants native to their region. Students will see native plants in their natural habitat, illustrating their use in the landscape. Each level presents 45 native Texas plants recommended for your landscape and 5 plants to avoid.