The City of McKinney Environmental Education department will be hosting two seminars on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. Both seminars will be hosted at Fire Station No. 7, located at 861 S. Independence Parkway. Online registration is available for both events at

Rain Barrels

Saturday, Jan. 5, 9 a.m. – noon

Learn about rainwater harvesting and how to build your very own rain barrel. For a registration fee of $50, class attendees will build a barrel to take home. All supplies are provided by AgriLife Extension. Payment must be made by Jan. 3. Class is led by Dotty Woodson, Dallas AgriLife Extension.


Saturday, Jan 5, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Come learn all daffodils from Texas daffodil expert, Keith Kridler. Kridler will discuss the best varieties to plant for the southern part of the country and will present pictures of some of the more common bulbs found locally. Master Gardeners in attendance will receive two continuing education credits. Registration is free.

For more information, email or call the Environmental Education department at 972-547-7335.

About McKinney

McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., McKinney has a current population of more than 136,500. Incorporated in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers rolling hills, lush trees, a historic downtown square and unique neighborhoods and developments, and it was recently ranked as the No. 2 Best Places to Live by Money Magazine in 2012. Visit the city’s website at