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Please note that all classes are subject to format changes from live to virtual due to COVID-19.

Water saving seminars

Using less water is not only good for the environment. It’s also great for saving money on your water bill. The series of seminars, held by local and regional experts, covers a variety of landscape and garden topics each year. Fort Worth Water Conservation staff attend each seminar if you have any questions about Fort Worth outdoor irrigation requirements and conservation programs.

Classes are offered in person (subject to COVID-19 restrictions). and online every month. Please register for one option only. Registration for personal participation opens one month before each event.

All personal seminars are scheduled for Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Texas Botanical Research Institute (BRIT), 1700 University Drive.

date theme
March 11, 2021 Tidying up the spring yard Show details (only virtual)
April 8, 2021 Lawn and irrigation maintenance Show details (only virtual)
May 13, 2021 Plant combinations and companions Show details (only virtual)
June 10, 2021 Soil health and changes In person, virtually
July 8, 2021 It’s watering season In person, virtually
August 12, 2021 Made for the shade In person, virtually
September 9, 2021 Containers and groceries In person, virtually
October 14, 2021 Pollinators & native plants In person, virtually
November 11, 2021 Trees for North Texas In person, virtually

WaterSense® Your Better Yard Two-part workshop

To help homeowners improve their landscapes with water-saving techniques and technologies that fit their lifestyle and farm type, the EPA WaterSense® program launched the Your Better Yard campaign. Your Better Yard begins with the premise that yard appeal and functionality can also save water, money and time with the right WaterSense® labeled products and water-saving techniques included in homeowners’ landscaping and irrigation plans.

Fort Worth Water Conservation and the Fort Worth Public Library are working together to bring you a virtual two-part workshop taught by regional experts from Rooted In. This two workshop series explores the eight types of landscape lifestyles (4 in each session) and offers tips on how to customize your preferred landscape to suit your lifestyle. Register here for both workshops.

Workshop one

Workshop two

Date: July 31, 2021

Date: August 7, 2021

Time: 10: 30-11: 30 a.m.

Time: 10: 30-11: 30 a.m.

Lifestyle landscapes

Lifestyle landscapes

  • Community property
  • Family fun
  • Backyard beauty
  • Dog digging dilemma
  • Urban oasis
  • Playdate priorities
  • Landscape luxury
  • Low maintenance living

Fort Worth Botanic Garden / BRIT educational courses

Fort Worth Water and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden / BRIT are offering six new classes in 2021. The classes include activities for both adults and families.

BRIT adult education

All adult education courses are virtual.

Thursday, June 17th (5.30pm-7.30pm): DIY drip irrigation

Instructor: Rooted in

Let every drop count! Drip irrigation is the most efficient method of irrigation for landscaped beds, potted plants, vegetable gardens, and house foundations. Whether you have an existing sprinkler system or an outdoor faucet, learn how to install, remodel, and maintain a drip irrigation system. The flow of information from our experts makes it easy to do drip irrigation yourself. Register for the online course.

Thursday, July 22nd (5:30 pm to 7:30 pm): Rainwater gardening: BRIT Bioswales and Beyond

Instructor: Heather Bass, TRWD

Bioswales are garden elements where plants naturally filter and channel rainwater. Learn about BRIT’s Bioswales, as well as other types of garden features used to control rainwater runoff. The class teaches the basics of how each type of garden works, the main differences between them, the design, the choice of plants and how to create your own rainwater control garden. Using the example of the BRIT parking lot bioswales, the class goes virtually through the system and different types of plants in each one. Register for the online course.

Thursday, August 19 (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.): Bulletproof Plants

Instructor: Rooted in

The harsh and unpredictable climate in Texas is one of the greatest opponents of a lush and vibrant landscape. Your greatest defense is to arm your landscape with plants that can withstand the heat and drought that the growing season is sure to bombard us with. We cover our top 100 bulletproof plants designed to protect your landscape in the toughest of conditions. You will also learn how, through proper soil preparation, planting, and site selection, you can triumph against the harshest landscape conditions. We’ll also cover combinations of plants that look best together to create peace and tranquility for a garden that is beautiful and healthy all year round. to register for the online class.

BRIT family education

Family classes are held at the Texas Botanical Research Institute (BRIT) at 1700 University Drive.

The current capacity is 30 participants, based on the current CDC guidelines. The maximum capacity can be adjusted based on the CDC guidelines at the time of the program.

Saturday, May 15th (10am to 12pm): Build your own roof

Instructor: Brooke Best

Can a roof live? At the Texas Botanical Research Institute (BRIT) it is!

Meet your family to find out how a living roof is made possible and why they are helping us save water. Receive detailed information on the roof structure and the building process. Meet the researcher who actively keeps pace and who lives on the roof. Learn about the rainwater that flows off the roof and where it flows to as you build your own miniature residential roof to take home with you.

Each family member has to register separately. Register for this class.

Saturday 5th June (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.): Catch the Rain: DIY Rain Barrel Class

Instructor: RootedIn

This family workshop is sure to be a lot of fun! Learn simple techniques with us on how to divert, store and use one of nature’s best resources for the garden. We will use the rainwater harvesting systems on the FWBG | Visit the BRIT campus and explain the basics and advantages of rainwater harvesting. After the participants have become acquainted with the various options for rain harvesting, they are given materials to decorate their own rainwater harvesting system. Each attendee has the option to take home a 55-gallon rain barrel for $ 60 each. Rain barrels are recycled food containers that are approximately 24 inches wide and 36 inches high.

Each family member has to register separately. Register for this class.

Saturday, July 24th (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.): Bioswales & Raingardens

Instructor: Betsy Marsh & Heather Bass, TRWD

Rainwater is precious! How can we best preserve and care for it? In this family workshop you will learn everything about protecting our rainwater by playing raindrops, doing experiments, the wonderful campus of FWBG | Visit BRIT with plants that collect and purify rainwater and create your own rain garden called Bioswale!

Each family member has to register separately. Register for this class.

YardSmart Conferences

YardSmart is now free and informative Full day conference Developed to provide effective and beneficial ways of using water wisely in the landscape. Themes vary by season and include butterfly gardening, landscape watering, container gardens, perennials, trees, and more. This biannual conference is offered every spring and autumn.

Autumn 2021

This is a new all-day, multi-lane conference format that includes a keynote speaker and courses in English and Spanish. The topics will be announced and registration will begin in early August.

Saturday, September 18, 2021

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (English)

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Spanish)

Location: Fort Worth Botanic Garden *, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.

The topics will be announced and registration will begin in August 2021.

Spring 2022

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (English)

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Spanish)

Location: Fort Worth Botanic Gardens *, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.

The announcement and registration of the topic will begin in January 2022.

* The facility is wheelchair accessible. To arrange a sign language interpretation, call TDD 817-392-8544 at least 72 hours in advance of the event.

Speaker’s office

When you turn on the faucet to drink some water, to shower or to do laundry, it goes without saying that water will flow. Water is a valuable natural resource that cannot be manufactured. It is important that we know how to preserve and preserve it for present and future generations.

The Speakers Bureau offers an educational forum to raise awareness of issues relating to water protection and water quality. We provide speakers for neighborhood associations, churches, schools or social organizations free of charge. Request a speaker.

Learn about water at home

Fort Worth Water has created a compilation of water lesson plans and resources for parents and children studying together or for teachers looking for lessons to complement the curriculum. Lesson plans have been prepared by reputable organizations in the water sector. Download the resource guide.(PDF, 3 MB) Fort Worth Water has a certified instructor to assist you if necessary.

Irrigation 101 workshops

Fort Worth Water and Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) have planned do-it-yourself virtual sprinkler workshops to help you get your sprinkler system up and running with maximum efficiency. An efficient system saves water and helps keep your water bill lower in the hot summer months. A particular focus in these classes is regulating the water pressure in your system to improve efficiency.

All virtual workshops are planned for Tuesdays at 6 p.m.

Learn more.

Events
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April 13, 2021

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