September 23 - 25, 2002

Brazos Center • 3232 Briarcrest Drive • Bryan, Texas


Dr. William C. Welch, Professor and Landscape Horticulturist at Texas A&M University, announces that a new Landscape Design Study Course will begin this fall.

Landscape Design Study Course III, Series XVIII, will be offered in September. This series, which is held in conjunction with the Texas Garden Clubs, Inc. and Texas Cooperative Extension, will be offered in four separate schools, approximately six months apart, in the Bryan-College Station area. Participants may take the four courses in any sequence. Garden Club members, Master Gardeners, nurserymen, and others who are interested in furthering their knowledge of landscape design are welcome to attend.

This year, Lucinda Hutson, nationally celebrated food, garden, and lifestyle writer from Austin, Texas, will give a presentation on 'Creating Intimate Outdoor Spaces.' Lucinda is the author of The Herb Garden Cookbook, and Tequila! Cooking with the Spirit of Mexico. She holds a BA degree in Anthropology from the University of Texas, and has lectured and written extensively on Tex-Mex and Mexican food and garden concepts in such publications as Fine Gardening, Food & Wine, Food Arts, Kitchen Garden, and Horticulture.

Master Gardeners who complete a course may apply 12 hours of credit to their requirements for continuing education.

Texas Garden Club members who successfully pass the examinations for all four courses are eligible to become nationally accredited Landscape Design Consultants.

Certified Nursery Professionals who pass the course may apply this to their requirement for recertification with the Texas Nursery and Landscape Association (TNLA).

Registration for the course will be $72.00. A text for the course, Stewards of the Land (National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc.), will be available, with chapters which cover thoroughly the materials to be presented in all four of the courses of the series. Those students wishing to purchase the book may add an additional $40 to their registration fee, and the book will be reserved for them to pick up the first morning of the course. This text will replace in large part the syllabus which accompanied the course in previous years.

Registration forms may be requested from:

Lenora Sebesta
Department of Extension Horticulture
2134 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2134

Telephone: (979) 845-7342
FAX: (979) 845-8906
E-mail: <lasebesta@tamu.edu>

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