Community tree planting is an opportunity for involvement and empowerment bringing all cultures, ages and genders together to work toward a common goal. Each February, The Woodlands Township, along with Environmental Services Department, invites the community to share the spirit of reforestation by volunteering to plant trees!
Aspiring to produce delicious home-grown tomatoes is the goal of many gardeners. Perhaps the most popular garden vegetable in our area, tomatoes can be challenging to grow in our climate. Beginning and veteran gardeners alike are invited to learn valuable tomato gardening skills at a free Advanced Vegetable Gardening seminar next month! Continue reading
Did you resolve to kick the plastic bag habit and switch to reusable shopping bags this year? Many of us reuse the plastic bags that do float into our lives, but did you know that much of your holiday plastic packaging can be recycled at a participating store if it is clean and dry? Continue reading
Thinking spring? Now—when lawns and plants are dormant—is the best time to envision and plan a greener landscape! Continue reading
Discover the benefits of composting! The Woodlands Township Environmental Services Department is offering free outdoor composting classes once a month between January and March. Join us to learn and practice new composting skills, meet other like-minded residents, and return to your backyard ready to create useful compost! Continue reading
How much do you really know about how the state manages water? Did you realize that there is a plan for water that reaches out 50 years? Have you ever wondered if we have enough water available to supply our growing population? What are the options for acquiring more water? Get the facts on these questions and more for yourself! Continue reading
This winter came with a fury leaving yards covered with a blanket of fallen leaves and downed branches… but don’t fret, curbside collection of yard trimmings makes yard cleanup a breeze! Continue reading
Is Santa leaving the latest gizmo, gadget or technology under your family’s tree? Is it time to retire an obsolete device? Has your six-year old outgrown his winter jacket? If decluttering or reorganizing are on your post holiday to-do list, keep giving by turning your trash into treasure with these local resources. Continue reading
After the gifting, dining and celebrating are done… please remember these recycling and solid waste tips/reminders to keep your spirit bright into the New Year! Continue reading
Everybody doesn’t like something… but nobody doesn’t like doing a good thing. If you haven’t signed up for this winter’s Water-Wise Village Challenge pledge, you may be missing out on doing a good thing! Continue reading
Envision spring and discover techniques to grow a greener landscape from the ground up on Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 9 a.m. to noon at the next Gardening 101: Beyond Basics seminar—Living Landscapes: Microbes to Pollinators. Continue reading
Have you noticed the hints of holiday cheer on our pathways? Even the much maligned yaupon holly tree is a standout now! The females of the species produce prolific bright red berries that contribute to the festive landscape while providing a banquet for our winter birds. Continue reading
It’s that time of year for oak, sweet gum, ash, sycamore and other deciduous trees to begin losing their leaves. With a little assistance, fallen leaves can be transformed into wonderful free compost for the garden. Filled with nutrients, leaves are a free source of organic matter and an important ingredient to be added to your compost bin. Continue reading
After you’ve enjoyed your deep fried Thanksgiving turkey, you probably have wondered what to do with those gallons of accompanying grease. While it may seem harmless to pour your used oil down the drain or in the garbage, dumping any amount of cooking oil can harm wildlife and damage your local sewage systems… that’s why we suggest recycling it!
Thank goodness for volunteers! So many of the events we love are only possible because of those who dedicate their time and energy. Volunteering in The Woodlands Township is a tradition of caring, sharing and giving that transcends generations. Yet, there are always those new to participating – starting their own traditions of involvement. Continue reading