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August Harvest

August 1, 2016

Come join us on the 1st of August, as we have a celebration and reap the first batch of our Autumn crops!

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Butterfly Gardens

August 13, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

BUTTERFLY GARDENS SATURDAY, AUGUST 13 • 11:00 A.M. -12:30 P.M. Fall is the time to plant for butterflies! Learn how to plant nectar sources that will attract butterflies as they migrate. Monarch and other butterfly populations have declined rapidly over the past two decades. Learn what you can do to ensure North Texas sees them in our gardens year after year. This class is free to the public and no registration is required. Biodiversity Education Center (BEC) 367 Freeport Parkway…

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Raised Beds and Soil Prep

September 10, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Raised Beds and Soil Prep Saturday, September 10th 2016 from 11am- 12:30pm Biodiversity Education Center - 367 Freeport Parkway, Coppell, TX 75019 Need some pointers on building your own home garden? Come learn from two of Coppell’s experienced community garden leaders. They will cover the essentials for DIY raised beds and soil health with a hands on demonstration. Building beds and amending soil are the essential first steps to a thriving garden. Garden leaders Earl Rodgers and Bob Fleck from Ground…

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Sustainable Home and Garden Tour

October 1, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sustainable Home and Garden Tour Saturday, October 1st from 8am -12:00pm Pick up map at Helping Hands Garden - 255 Parkway Blvd An evolution of the annual Smartscape Tour of Coppell, the Sustainable Home and Garden Tour will expand to include features such as solar, rain water catchments, compost methods, and backyard habitats in addition to Smartscape design. This casual self-guided yard tour will take place on Saturday, October 1st from 8 a.m. to noon. The idea is to provide…

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Smartscape Design for Pollinators

October 8, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Learn how to use native plants and water features to attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds! Get great tips on which plants to choose, how to design the space and what kind of maintenance to expect with SmartScape design. This class will be led by local habitat landscape expert, Nancy Payne. Free to the public with no registration required.

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Annual Wildflower Seeding

October 15, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am

Enhance the beauty of the trail system by participating in the annual Wildflower Seeding. Gather your friends and family, scout troop and neighbors for a fun, free event. Reminisce on what Coppell looked like as a prairie and do the “buffalo stomp” with the herd of seeders. This is a short event, so please arrive promptly at 9am.

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Mosquitoes and North Texas Awareness

October 15, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Dallas County Health and Human Services has advised travelers to be aware of West Nile, chikungunya, Dengue and Zika viruses. These viruses are transmitted by mosquitoes. Dr. Christopher Perkins --Medical Director, Spencer Lockwood - microbiologist, and Dr. Zachary Thompson - DCHHS Director will discuss these viruses. Plan to be at the BEC on October 15th for this important presentation.  Free to the public and no registration required. Free to the public and no registration required.

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Getting Started Indoors

November 5, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Getting Started Indoors Saturday, November 5th from 11am- 12:30pm Biodiversity Education Center - 367 Freeport Parkway Get a jump start on the planting season by getting started indoors! This class will cover how to grow your own starts from seed at home to get the most out of the planting season. This class is free to the public with no registration required. This class is free with no registration required. The Biodiversity Education Center (BEC) is a short walk from…

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Vegetable Gardening 101

January 14, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

February is the time to plant, so come gather all the do's and don’ts you’ll need for the planting season! This is a great class for people new to gardening or that would like a refresher to start the season off strong. This class is free to the public and no registration is required. Please note that the BEC is tucked into the Coppell Nature Park located at Wagon Wheel Park. For closest access, park on the northwest side of…

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Small Space Gardening

February 11, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Looking to add a little color or texture to your front entry or back patio? Container gardens can be a great way to give a little curb appeal or jazz up a back patio. This program teaches how to prepare and install a container garden. You will learn how to prepare the container, prepare the soil, and install a well-planned mix of annuals, perennials, and other colorful foliage plants. This class is free with no registration required. The Biodiversity Education…

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