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Restore. Reimagine. Reinvent. Prairie Landscapes for Austin

February 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


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Prairie Restoration and Backyard Pocket Prairie Landscape Designs

Join Texas A&M AgriLife Extension-Travis County and John Hart, host of “Central Texas Gardener”, to learn more about prairie landscapes. John designs fully functional landscapes that incorporate beauty and thread nature through urban areas, in addition to providing clean air and water and sequestering carbon. During the first half of the webinar, he will discuss his prairie restoration projects. After the short break, he will then provide guidance on how homeowners can install pocket prairie landscapes in their own gardens.

Register Now, Live Program Has Limited Capacity

Due to technological constraints, the webinar has a limit of 100 attendees, but an unlimited number of people can register and see a recording of the program. Only registrants will be given access to the live session or the program recording.

Closed captioning will be provided. There will be a short break at approximately 11 am. The webinar will end at noon.

You can submit questions ahead of time or during the webinar and get answers live as time allows. Afterward, questions that don’t make it to the webinar will receive emailed answers.

About John

John Hart Asher

John Hart is the host for “Central Texas Gardener” and loves getting dirty working on his pocket prairie that he enjoys with his wife and two kiddos every day.

John has over 11 years’ experience designing and building functional ecosystems within urban conditions. He has conducted basic research in ecological engineering, ecological restoration and land management. He also conducts workshops to professionals and the general public, and provides fee-supported ecological consulting expertise to clients across Texas. As part of the ecological consulting team, the Ecosystem Design Group, John Hart works with integrated design teams composed of engineers, architects, landscape architects, and developers to integrate sustainable design, practices, and philosophies into projects. He specializes in translating sustainable design into successful projects that provide varying layers of ecosystem services. His main interest is the application of ecological design, resulting in functional sustainable landscapes within urban ecologies.

A few of John’s current projects include: Tall grass prairie restoration in an urban riparian corridor, private development with 122 homes covered in Blackland prairies green roofs, water conservation, soil remediation, and green infrastructure.

Additional Resources

The 2021 Educational Webinar Program Calendar

Submit questions for John

Buy From Drought to Deluge: The Resilient Central Texas Garden directly from Travis County Master Gardeners

Watch the interview about From Drought to Deluge: The Resilient Central Texas Garden on Central Texas Gardener

Sign up for Travis County Horticulture Event Notifications

Monthly Gardening Calendar for the Austin Area

Basic Landscape Design

Soils and Composting for Austin

Ornamental Plants

Plant Problems and Maintenance

Edible Gardens for Austin

Persons with disabilities who plan to attend the webinar and who may need auxiliary aids or services are required to contact Sheryl Williams, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County at 512-854-9616 or by email at sheryl.williams@ag.tamu.edu ten working days prior to the event so appropriate arrangements can be made.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will provide equal opportunities in programs and activities, education, and employment to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity. The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas cooperating.

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