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The 9-hour Earth-Kind Landscape Design School will take place in Georgetown at the Williamson County Extension Office and will consist of an in-depth classroom program plus a personalized 30 minute landscape design consultation with a landscape professional. This program will be especially useful for homeowners in home owner associations considering changing landscape requirements to be more water efficient.

The school will run from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, January 31 and resume from 8 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, February 1; break for lunch and conclude with class from 1 to 3 p.m. The lunch and refreshments are included in the $125 per household registration (two people living at the same residence). There is an opportunity for an extended consultation on Sunday with Dr. George and anyone interested is encouraged to ask about the fee and availability when they register.

Dr. Steve George, Professor and Extension Landscape Specialist with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and creator of the Earth-Kind® Environmental Landscape Management System, is the lead instructor. When the course is complete, you will have been given a wealth of landscape knowledge and will leave with a labeled working landscape plan for either your front or back yard.

Contact your local nursery or landscape professional to see if they are offering tuition scholarships for this program.

Each household will be required to bring a scale drawing of the landscape they wish to work with on Friday evening. Graph paper and an information packet will be provided when you register.

Deadline for registration is 5 p.m., Wednesday, January 29 or whenever the class is filled. Payment must be made at the Williamson Extension Office located at 3151 SE Inner Loop, Suite A, Georgetown, TX, 78626. Make checks payable to: Williamson County Demonstration Fund.

For more information contact the Texas AgriLIFE Extension Service office in Williamson County at 512.943.3300.