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Water Saving Seminar Schedule 2020

Using less water is not only good for the environment; it is also great for saving money on your water bill.

All seminars take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, 1700 University Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107.

Online links become available to register at Eventbrite up to one month before each presentation.

Cancelations due to COVID-19 restrictions

Future Fort Worth Water Saving Seminars are still scheduled at this time and will be addressed on a month-by-month basis.

Texas A&M AgriLife Water University is offering free Facebook Live Gardening Seminars on Tuesday and Thursday each week. Get information about dates, times and topics in the events section of the Water University Facebook page or the Water University website.

Seminar Schedule

Grow Your Own Vegetables - Canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions

Date: April 9, 2020

“Lettuce” talk about vegetables! Whether you’re trying to eat healthier, want to know where your food comes from, or just love the idea of growing delicious vine-ripened vegetables at home, this class is for you. Learn proper soil preparation, garden design and layouts, disease and insect identification, as well as the proper planting times for getting the most production out of your favorite vegetables in the challenging climate of North Texas.

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Landscape CPR

Date: June 11, 2020

Does your landscape need a lifeline? Do you have problem areas where nothing seems to grow? Whether you’re dealing with pests and disease, issues with too little sunlight, or problematic soils that are keeping your plants brown and crispy, this class will get to the root of your horticultural headaches and help you learn the skills to bring new life to your garden. We’ll also prescribe tips on how to hire a landscape or irrigation professional to give you a helping hand and revive even the most disheartening of Texas landscapes.

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Water U Doing? Water-Efficient Sprinklers

Date: July 9, 2020

What are you doing for your landscape? Save water, money and time by giving your sprinkler system a “Spruce Up”. Come learn how minor do it yourself repairs and simple irrigation tips can make a MAJOR impact on your water waste and your water bill. If you’ve got questions about your controller or how much your lawn and landscape really needs, we’ve got a stream of info to get your plants looking their best!

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Grow Native, Not Wild!

Date: Aug. 6, 2020

Gardening with native plants doesn’t mean giving up your yard to the weeds! Texas plants look stunning when artfully combined in styles to please every taste– traditional, cottage, modern, or architectural! Learn how to cultivate key strategies from natural systems to control your landscape while still enjoying the dynamic, natural beauty of native plantings. This class will send you home with the dirt from cutting-edge landscape designers, teach you to plant like a pro, plus we’ll help you find the balance between sensational and sustainable to make your neighbors green with envy!

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Made for the Shade: Shade Gardening

Date: Sept. 10, 2020

Are your trees throwing shade? Does your landscape have problem areas where nothing seems to grow? Do you have mature trees and areas where your turf is receding? Don’t accept being shaded out! Learn about the many native and adapted plants that not only survive, but thrive in shadier spots along with tips and tricks to create beautiful shade gardens that beat the Texas heat. We’ll also cover gardening under mature trees as well as turf alternatives and hardscape options for low light areas.

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Family Friendly Gardening

Date: Oct. 22, 2020

Outdoor living just got a lot more fun and we’re not kidding! In this class, you’ll learn how to create a safe, beautiful, interactive space every member of the family will love. Discover ways to bring your children back to nature with simple tips for butterfly gardening, edible landscapes, and sensory gardening. We’ll also cover practical ways to reduce (or avoid) chemical use, plus toxic plants to steer clear of–for both kid and pet proof plantings. Shrink your lawn & maintenance bill so your household can explore, learn, & grow together!

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The Urban Orchard: Fruits Nuts and Berries

Date: Nov. 12, 2020

Whether you’re trying to grow (or planning to grow) fruits, nuts and/or berries at home for their superior flavor, to save money or just want to know where your food comes from, this class is for you! This program teaches you how to become more water-efficient in your “urban orchard”, what plants and varieties work best in our area, the basics of pest control, proper pruning methods and other practical ways to increase production. Branch out and join us for a fruitful program!

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