|ACTIVITY OF THE MONTH: WILDSCAPING|
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Wildscaping is a way for people to contribute to wildlife conservation by creating wildlife habitats where they live, work and play. Texas Wildscapes provide the essential ingredients for a variety of wildlife — food, water, shelter and space. Creating a ‘backyard habitat’ by replacing part of your lawn with native plants not only benefits wildlife, but it’s less expensive, easier to maintain, plus it is strategy for water conservation. Click here to check out which native plants will work in your area.
Want to see a wildscape come together firsthand? On November 12, 2011, starting at 8:00 a.m., John J. Pershing Elementary School in Dallas will hold an event recognizing the partners and volunteers making their garden a reality. Children, parents, teachers and community volunteers will come together to install a state-of-the-art learning garden in partnership with REAL School Gardens. The learning garden includes features proven effective for teaching across curriculum, boosting academic success, health literacy and pro-social development.
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