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Collin College's Continuing Education Sprouts Three Landscaping Classes

Collin College's Continuing Education Sprouts Three Landscaping Classes

April 25, 2007 - All green thumbs-or aspiring gardeners and landscapers-should take heed to what Collin College is growing in continuing education.

Three courses will cover the concept of landscape design, native plants and insects:

  • "Sustainable Landscaping Practices" will be taught by Carrie Dubberley of Dubberley Landscape Design. Participants will learn to landscape one's home with practices that save valuable resources. Students will explore the basic principles of design, planning, plants, irrigation, rainwater harvesting and other techniques to save money, water, time and prevent pollution. The Wednesday course runs four sessions from Wednesday, May 9-Wednesday, May 30 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • "Urban Landscape Insects" is an introduction to the Phylum Arthropodo, the 14 most commonly found orders of insects and options for controlling pests such as aphids, thrips, grub worms, chinch bugs and red imported fire ants. The course is set for 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, May 19 and Saturday, July 14.
  • "Landscaping with Native Plants" will center on trees, shrubs and perennials indigenous to north Texas. Students will learn to landscape with this flora. This course is six sessions Mondays and Wednesdays, July 9-25 from 7-9 p.m. The class will be instructed by Lynda Strain, landscape designer and owner of LKS Garden Designs.

All courses will be held at the Courtyard for Professional and Economic Development, 4800 Preston Park Blvd. in Plano.

Registration and more information are available by calling 972.985.3711 or visit the continuing education website at

Collin County Community College District (Collin) serves more than 41,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.