Our mission is to promote research, conservation and utilization of native plants and plant habitats of Texas through education, outreach and example.
Native Plant Society of Texas

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We meet on the 4th Tuesday of every Month except August, November, and December. Feel free to drop by!

Membership in the Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT) is not required for most activities. But please consider joining NPSOT or renewing your expired membership not only to take advantage of member benefits (special events, discounts, workshops, publications, etc.) but also to support the various activities NPSOT undertakes at the state level to accomplish its mission. Membership levels start at $25/year and fees are fully tax deductible. Now is a great time to Join NPSOT!

Native Landscape Certification Program

Register Now for 2014 Fall Classes

The Native Landscape Certification Program is a series of courses that teaches best practices for native plant landscape and habitat preservation. Targeted audiences are homeowners, native plant enthusiasts, landscape architects, architects, landscape designers and nurserymen, Master Naturalists, teachers, citizens, Master Gardeners, engineers, and more. The program, initially developed in San Antonio, has been adopted by NPSOT’s state board to expand the program throughout the state and to develop advanced levels of the class.

Level 1 will help you:

  • Learn the value of using and preserving native plants in landscapes in and around Bexar County
  • Understand the differences between sustainable and conventional development
  • Learn about our region’s vegetation and soil types
  • Be a better steward of the land in your yard, on the jobsite, and in a wildlife habitat
  • Learn 40 native Texas plants recommended for your landscape and some invasive plants to avoid

Level 1 is offered Saturday, October 4, 2014, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, at San Antonio River Authority, 100 Guenther Street.

Level 2 is available to those who have completed Level 1 and will help you:

  • Learn to create landscape designs incorporating native plants
  • Understand important considerations for creating a landscape design
  • Learn how to preserve native plants
  • Learn 40 additional native Texas plants recommended for your landscape and more invasive plants to avoid

Level 2 will be offered on two different days: Saturday, October 11, 2014,  or Saturday, November 1, 2014. Both will be held at 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, at Phil Hardberger Park West, 8400 NW Military Hwy, Urban Ecology Center


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