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Josephine Keeney, Converting Grass and Invasives to Texas Native Plants, North Central Chapter Meeting

March 7 @ 6:30 pm 8:30 pm

Frank and Josephine will take you through the removal of the the invasive species, methods of blocking their return and the finding, propagating and planting of Texas native plants.

After retiring from her Bridal Shop in 2005 Josephine saw an article in the newspaper about a local resident that was growing native plant in her yard. After meeting with this person she started jumping in to Texas native plants with both feet, including getting her yard certified as a Texas Wildscape and Wildlife Habitat.

In the early 2000s she joined four plant and conservation groups and that lead to heading up the propagation effort for the Molly Hollar Wildscape greenhouse in 2006. Four mornings a week you’ll find her “hands in the dirt” at one of the local area parks or natural areas. To take care of more Arlington parks she needed help so in 2019 she started the Arlington Pollinators Group with ten volunteers that rotate between five area parks.

This presentation focuses on how to preserve the native flora, make your yard beautiful and provide habitat for birds, bees and butterflies. This method conserves water, fossil fuel, labor and reverses air pollution. While this is not a true restoration project, it does incorporate 148 different species from all over our state of Texas, including some that are indigenous to our immediate area.

Josephine and Frank are active NPSOT members as well as being active in other organizations that focus on keeping things natural! This will be a practical learning experience for those of us who would like to incorporate more native plants in our yards, but are not sure how best to proceed.

Fort Worth Botanic Garden in the Rose Room

3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, Fort Worth, Texas 76107

6:15 pm Socializing & snacks 
6:30 pm Business meeting and announcements
The presentation will follow our business meeting.

This meeting is hybrid; in person with a virtual Zoom option.

Advance registration is required to receive the Zoom link: Zoom Registration

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.