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The City of Frisco WaterWise Program hosts a variety of workshops for Frisco residents. These workshops cover water-saving techniques and conservation principles to help preserve and protect our most valuable resource. For more information and to register for workshops, access the workshop links below.

 

2014 Workshops and events

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WATERWISE SPRING WORKSHOP SERIES
HEALTHY LAWNS 101
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Senior Center at Frisco Square
6670 Moore Street
Frisco, Texas 75034
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Discover ways to maintain a healthy lawn using less water. This free workshop will help you identify potential problem spots in your new or established landscape and how to maintain the natural beauty of your lawn using earth-friendly techniques.

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THE EDIBLE LANDSCAPE
Thursday, January 22, 2015
6:30 p.m - 8:30 p.m
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center
Building E Auditorium
17360 Coit Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
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This program teaches you how to incorporate edible plants into your home garden and landscape. You will learn how herbs, fruits, and vegetables can add to the colors and textures of your permanent landscape - combining both aesthetics and functionality.  

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RAINWATER HARVESTING - LARGE SYSTEM
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center
Building C
17360 Coit Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
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This program covers design, construction, maintenance, and benefits of a large rainwater collection system. Participants will learn how to calculate rainwater capture, design an above or below ground collection system and utilize rainwater using large tank systems for home or business applications. This program will also cover installing drip irrigation.

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LANDSCAPE AND TREE MAINTENANCE
Thursday, February 5, 2015
6:30 p.m - 8:30 p.m
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center
Building E Auditorium
17360 Coit Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
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Wondering when to prune your trees and ornamental grasses? Should you mulch in the fall, spring, or both? Learn the right way to maintain your landscape and trees to ensure health, production, and aesthetics.

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SPRING VEGETABLE GARDEN
Thursday, February 10, 2015
6:30 p.m - 8:30 p.m
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center
Building E Auditorium
17360 Coit Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
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Know where your food comes from by growing your own vegetables. Learn proper soil preparation, garden design, disease and insect identification, and the proper time to germinate vegetable seeds and/or when to transplant vegetables into your garden for the season.

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for this workshop.
WATERWISE SPRING WORKSHOP SERIES
SPRINKLER SYSTEM BASICS

Thursday, February 26, 2015
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
City of Frisco
Department of Public Works
11300 Research Road
Frisco, Texas 75033
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Want to master your sprinkler system, but not sure where to start? Efficient irrigation is essential to sustainable landscapes. Learn more about the basic components of your sprinkler system and how to program your sprinkler controller at this free workshop.

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WATERWISE SPRING WORKSHOP SERIES
DO-IT-YOURSELF: FIX A LEAK

Thursday, March 19, 2015
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
City of Frisco
Department of Public Works
11300 Research Road
Frisco, Texas 75033
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The City of Frisco is teaming up once again with the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) WaterSense Program for its Annual Fix a Leak Week to share handy, leak-fixing advice for your home. This hands-on workshop offers tips on how to fix leaks and upgrade to water efficient fixtures that will save you both water and money.

Register for this free workshop.

LAWN CARE MAINTENANCE
Thursday, March 26, 2015
6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m.
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center
Building C
17360 Coit Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
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Proper lawn care maintenance is a key component to a healthy lawn. This program covers basic lawn maintenance practices and selecting the right turf grass to improve the health and longevity of your landscape. You will learn how to maintain your landscape using less water, fertilizer, and pesticides.

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WATERWISE SPRING WORKSHOP SERIES
RAINWATER HARVESTING

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
City of Frisco
Department of Public Works
11300 Research Road
Frisco, Texas 75033
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Learn more about rainwater harvesting, tips for installing and maintaining a rain barrel, and techniques for trouble shooting common problems. This free workshop will offer an introduction to rainwater harvesting while displaying the Ivy Rain Barrel offered in partnership with Rainwater Solutions, Inc.

Register for this free workshop.

 

QUESTIONS?For questions, please email waterwise@friscotexas.gov. 

View the Healthy Lawns 101 Workshop Presentation, held February 19, 2014, at the City of Frisco Public Works Department.

City of Frisco, Texas
George A. Purefoy Municipal Center

6101 Frisco Square Blvd
Frisco, Texas 75034
972-292-5000
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