It’s been a mild winter so far and spring is just around the corner. The People/Plant Connection is offering special gardening seminars and classes to help pass the time before it’s time to start gardening and getting your landscape ready for spring. Follow their new events and programs on their website: www.peopleplantconnection.org.
The “Finding Art In Nature” craft class features working with liquid leading and will be held Thursday, February 6 from 2-4 p.m. This technique creates projects that look like stained glass without the expense. Susan Sanfield will show crafters how to lay out the liquid leading and how to use the glass paints to finish the project. The seminar will be held at the PPC Studio, 416 S. Oakes in San Angelo. The cost will be $25 and will include all supplies. Reservations are requested to assure materials. Call 325-656-3104.
The second class of the West Texas Gardening 101 will be “Rainwater Harvesting and Earth-Kind Landscaping” and will be held Thursday, February 13. Students will learn how to set up a rainwater catchment system in their home. Earth-Kind Landscaping is a special technique that promotes ways to care for your landscape and garden without the use of chemicals. Both subject show attendees how to conserve water which is very important to West Texas gardeners. The seminar will be from 2-4 p.m. and will be held at the PPC Studio, 416 S. Oakes in San Angelo. A door prize will be given away. Pre-registration is requested to assure materials. Call 325-656-3104 or go to the website at www.peopleplantconnection/contact.html to register online. Pay-As-You-Go Cost: $20 per person, $35 per couple.
The monthly Lunch ‘n’ Learn gardening class will be held Friday, February 21, from 12 noon until 1 p.m. Allison Watkins, Agrilife Extension Horticulturist will talk about, “ Landscape Design for Home Security”. You’ll learn how to use your landscape to protect your home from intruders and other potential problems. The seminar will be held at the PPC Studio at 416 S. Oakes in San Angelo. New this year, lunch will be offered for those on their lunch hour for only $5. Simply call 325-656-3104 or go on their website to www.peopleplantconnection.org/contact.html to sign up for lunch by Wednesday, February 19. The cost is $5/without lunch $10/including lunch. FMI: call 325-656-3104.
The second “Sprouts” gardening program will feature “Parts of a plant--Stems and Roots” and it will be held at the Children’s Adventure Garden. The program will teach children, 6-8 years, about parts of plants and their purpose in making the plant healthy. The class will be Friday, February 21 from 10-11 a.m. The children must be accompanied by an adult and will meet at the outdoor classroom in the garden. The class will be led by Elizabeth Jenkins and D’Anne Watkins both retired teachers. Pre-registration is requested by calling 325-656-3104 or registering on their website at: www.peopleplantconnection.org/contact.html. The Children’s Adventure Garden is located at 2750 Ben Ficklin Road in San Angelo. The garden is behind the Southside Rec Center. Parking is in front of the Rec Center and walk down the walkway to the garden. If inclement weather or the temperature is below 60 degrees, the class will meet at the PPC Studio, 416 S. Oakes.
If you have a budding artist, the Youth Art Class is for youth 8-11. The spring session will start February 3 and continue for 8 weeks. The class is on Mondays from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. Classes are $12 plus supplies. The spring session will be the study of watercolors. Students will sketch a subject and then learn different types of watercolor techniques. To reserve space for your