First appearing on earth 5 million years ago, grasslands covered almost one-third of the earth’s surfaces. Less than 1% of native prairies remain intact today in North America making prairies one of the most endangered and least protected ecosystems on earth. We can attribute much of this loss to crop farming, housing development and urban sprawl. With your commitment to establishing and maintaining pocket prairies in both rural and urban settings, we can work together to introduce pocket prairies back into our communities and help reverse the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services.
Taught by experienced Environmental Designer, John Hart Asher, this two-hour class will provide students with the steps needed for designing, installing and caring for a pocket prairie as it evolves over time.
This class is for all with an interest in pocket prairies, environmental design and biodiversity. All ages and experience levels are welcome.
This class will take place in person at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Space is limited and registration is required. Face masks are optional. Please review our Safety Guidelines before your visit.
$35 per person
Members receive a discount on registration. Learn more about membership here.
John Hart Asher is the Co-founder and Senior Environmental Designer for Ecosystem Design Group. With over twelve years of experience restoring prairies John is well known throughout Texas, most recently as the host of PBS’s beloved Central Texas Gardener. John Hart started his career in landscape restoration at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and served as a lecturer for the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Architecture in 2009. With many projects under his belt, John has won several awards for his work throughout the years. John holds a bachelor’s in history from the University of Mississippi and a master’s in landscape architecture from the University of Texas at Austin.