Free 'Green Prairie University' Workshop Offered to Grand Prairie Residents

Post Date:06/12/2017 9:16 AM

Beat the heat and save money on your water bill this summer by attending the inaugural Green Prairie University from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, July 29, 2017, at the Main Library, 901 Conover Drive.

This free five-hour workshop teaches you how to conserve water by making quick fixes to your irrigation system, utilizing drought tolerant plants in a hanging basket, and building your own compost bin. Participants earn a certificate for course completion.

You can also learn about rain barrels with Texas A&M Agrilife’s Water University during a pre-workshop class beginning at 8:45 a.m. The rain barrel class costs $50, which covers the cost of supplies and the take-home barrel. 


Optional Pre-Workshop Rain Barrel Class (Cost: $50 for supplies)
8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. — Check-in and breakfast spread for Rain Barrel Class
8:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. — Rain Barrel Class with Texas A&M Agrilife (for this optional class, registration and payment is required at AgriLife webpage)

Workshop (free)
10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. — Check-in
10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. — Welcome and Housekeeping — official start
10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. — Sprinkler System Quick Fixes Class with Texas A&M Agrilife
12:05 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. — Lunch and Drought Tolerant Hanging Basket
1:25 p.m. to 2:40 p.m. — Composting Basics and Compost Bin Build
2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. — Closing and Certificate Pickup

This workshop is made possible by the City of Grand Prairie Parks, Arts & Recreation Department, Public Library System, Solid Waste and Recycling Division, Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful, and Texas A&M Agrilife.


For more information, call 972-237-8152 or email

Return to full list >>