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The People Plant Connection

When a drought grips the Concho Valley like this one, gardeners start looking for ways to conserve water and have a beautiful landscape at the same time. The August Lunch ‘n’ Learn gardening class, sponsored by The People/Plant Connection, will show gardeners how to have a beautiful landscape by choosing the right plants. The organization is enhancing the garden located by the Angelo West Branch Library off of College Hills. To raise money for their garden project, The People/Plant Connection also offers Adult Art Classes along with their gardening classes for adults and children.

The monthly Lunch ‘n’ Learn class will be Friday, August 19 from Noon until 1 p.m. The speaker for these classes is Allison Watkins, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Horticulturist. The subject for the August class will be, “Every Drop Counts—Beautiful Landscapes with Less Water”. You’ll learn how to create a water conserving landscape using drought tolerant plants and better watering techniques. Cost of the class is $5 and is held at the new location at the Agrilife Extension office on the first floor of the Edd B. Keys Building, 113 W. Beauregard in San Angelo. Class size is limited. Reservations are requested by calling 325-656-3104 or go on their website: www.peopleplantconnection.org/contact.html.

Reservations are being accepted for the Fall-Spring Session of Adult Art Classes beginning in September. The classes are held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1:30-3:30 p.m. each week. Classes are $12 each week and supplies are extra. With painting projects, they share paints and there is a $10 supply fee for each project. The classes are held at the Kendall Art Gallery classroom, 119 W. 1st Street in San Angelo. No previous experience is required. Space is limited registration is requested. To register or for questions, call 325-656-3104 or you can go to their website, www.peopleplantconnection.org/contact.html.

If you would like to try painting before joining a class, you’ll want to attend the one-time “Introduction to Painting” class Thursday, August 18 from 1:303:30 p.m. You will be able to experience how the class works while exploring pencil sketching, pen & ink and watercolor. The cost is $25 and includes all supplies. The class will be held at the Kendall Art Gallery classroom, 119 W. 1st Street in San Angelo. Space is limited so reservations are requested. Call 325-656-3104.

The mission of The People/Plant Connection is to bring the joy of gardening to people of all ages and abilities.

There are two ways to help support their mission. Become a member by joining the PPC for $30 per year. Members receive a quarterly e-newsletter with gardening tips and news about the progress of the new garden. If you would like to make a donation, simply send a check to: PPC, P.O. Box 62841, San Angelo, TX 76906. Join the PPC or donate by using Paypal or a credit card. Go to their website: www.peopleplantconnection.org/contact.html.