NLCP Level 1, Austin
Status: Sold out
Date, Time & Location
Saturday, Mar 24, 2018
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Central
7317 Lakewood Drive
Austin, TX 78750
Native Landscape Certification Program
320 West San Antonio Street PO Box 3017
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
The Native Landscape Certification Program (NLCP) is a four level certification program developed by the Native Plant Society of Texas that teaches the value of including and preserving native plants in landscapes.
Level 1: Introduction to Native Landscapes
Level 2: Design and Development with Native Plants
Level 3: Installation and Maintenance of Native Landscapes
Level 4: Advocating for Our Native Plant Community (to be developed)
Participants must complete Level 1 before attending any other level. Levels 2, 3, and 4 may be taken in any order.
Level 1: Introduction to Native Landscapes
- Learn the value of including and preserving native plants in landscapes.
- Discover the differences between sustainable and conventional development.
- Understand your Texas vegetation region and soil.
- Become familiar with 45 native Texas plants recommended for your landscape and 5 plants to avoid.
The course includes a classroom session and a 2 hour outdoor plant knowledge walk.
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.
Meg Inglis has been a NPSOT member since 2006 and was president of the Austin Chapter for two years. She is a Hays County Master Naturalist and has spent over fifteen years restoring native plant diversity and wildlife habitat on her 2 acre homestead near Dripping Springs.
Cathy is a recently retired landscape contractor specializing in native plants since 1994 (Sans Souci Gardens), and has volunteered with the Capitol Area Master Naturalists, Native Plant Society, and the National Wildlife Federation for many years. She has taught classes at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and The Natural Gardener. Her comments on Backyard Habitat Gardening can be found at eNature.com. Her garden, along with several of her clients have been on the Wildflower Center tour four times.
Cathy has graciously agreed to host the class in her neighborhood. The plant walk will be held in Cathy's yard, a suburban wildlife habitat that is a real treat to see!
Please wear clothing and shoes appropriate for the weather and walking outside for 2 hours. You may also need a bottle of water, insect repellent, and/or sunscreen. The outdoor plant walk will take place on slightly uneven paths for a short distance of 1 mile or less.
8:45 - 9:00 Registration
9:00 - 9:15 Introduction
9:15 - 10:30 Plant Knowledge PowerPoint
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 11:15 Plant Knowledge PowerPoint, Continued
11:15 - 12:45 Plant Walk
12:45 - 1:15 Lunch
1:45 - 2:45 Class Topic PowerPoint
2:45 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 4:00 Class Topic PowerPoint, continued
4:00 - 4:15 Break/Review
4:15 - 4:45 Test/Grading
REFRESHMENTS AND LUNCH
Break time refreshments will be provided.
As lunch time is limited to 30 minutes, please bring a bagged lunch and drink.
Registration questions: Meg Inglis, NLCP Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-589-1316
Location and class specific questions: Meg Inglis, Host Chapter Manager, email@example.com, 512-589-1316
Extreme events such as flooding or icy conditions may cause us to cancel the class. In such a case an email will be sent to registrants from the NLCP Coordinator 24 hours prior to the class.
Level 1 is the same rate for all registrants: $37.
Levels 2, 3, and 4 (to be developed) are $37 for Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT) members and $52 for all others.
Become a NPSOT individual member for only $35: http://npsot.org/wp/join-renew/
Pricing - Regular (Jan 1, 2018 - Mar 23, 2018)
If you need to cancel your registration, please contact the NLCP Coordinator as soon as possible so another student may come in your place: Meg Inglis, firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-589-1316. Fees may not be applied to future classes. Only cancellations made by midnight on the Monday prior to class are eligible for a refund. Upon cancellation, a $10 handling fee is deducted from the refund to cover charges incurred from our third party registration service provider. Thank you for your understanding in this matter!