Six-part horticultural education series set for February, March in Canyon

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608,
Contact: Erin Jones-Gray, 806-468-5543,

CANYON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Randall County will host a six-session horticultural educational series focusing on Water Conservation in Texas Panhandle Landscapes.

The series will begin Feb. 4 and be from 6-8 p.m. in the West Texas A&M Happy State Bank Academic and Research Building, 600 WTAMU Drive, Room 102, Canyon. Other sessions will be at the same times and location on Feb. 11, Feb. 25, March 4, March 18 and March 25.

The fee is $10 per person for all six courses. The fee can be paid at the door on the day of the class.

“Attendees can expect to learn information on selecting and caring for flower bed and vegetable garden plants as well as trees in our unique climate in the Texas Panhandle,” said Erin Jones-Gray, AgriLife Extension horticulture agent in Randall County.

Topics and speakers will include:

  • Selecting Plants for the Texas High Plains, Neal Hinders, Canyon’s Edge, Canyon.
  • Rainwater Harvesting, Katherine Drury, High Plains Water District, Lubbock.
  • Tree Care in Years of Drought, Ben Wethington, Wethington Landscape Management, Canyon.
  • Managing Irrigation Systems, Roger Gloe, Randall County Master Gardeners, Amarillo.
  • Watering Landscapes in the Texas Panhandle, Larry Bedwell, West Texas A&M, Canyon.
  • Soil Fertility, Fred Vocasek, ServiTech, Amarillo.

For more information, contact Jones-Gray at or 806-468-5543.



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