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Yard Smart Seminar Spring 2014

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The Fort Worth Water Department and the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens are sponsoring a free, no pre-registration Yard Smart Seminar. You can just show up at the door and register to attend. Get the latest tips on wisely maintaining your yard and water usage, properly caring for your trees and plants and composting.

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According to Fort Worth Water website,

Yard Smart is a free, informative seminar designed to provide effective, beneficial ways to use water wisely in the landscape. Topics vary by season and have included butterfly gardening, landscape watering, container gardens, perennials, trees, and much more. This semi-annual seminar is offered each Spring and Fall.

Held each year, it always proves to have timely and important information to resident and business owners and avid Fort Worth gardeners who water and care for their spring yard, trees, and plants as early as they can and are always looking for new ideas on composting.

Make this a family event. Bring them and your gardening neighbor along and plan on asking the experts those gardening question you would like answered. Thinking about some new water delivery technique for your yard? Thinking about composting for the first time? Are your favorite plants turning yellow? Do your trees and plants leaves show signs of something eating on them? Bring in a few samples to help the panel answer your questions at noon.

Here is the Who, What, When, Where, How and Why? information for attending this annual event.


Sponsored by The Fort Worth Water Department and the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens.


Yard Smart Seminar- an annual Spring and Fall event

Free and open to the public, no registration required. The event concludes at 12:30 p.m. with a tour of the Water Conservation Garden at 1:00 p.m.


The purpose of the Yard Smart Seminar is to relay environmentally friendly and water-saving gardening information that can lead to a beautiful yard with healthy plants, trees and gardens. And, in this instance, pick up so good tips on use of water and compostng.


Saturday, March 8, 2014, 8:00 am through 12:30 pm.

  • 8:10 a.m.- Registration opens
  • 8:30 a.m.- Backyard Composting 101- Charlie Shiner, Tarrant County Master Gardener and Arlington Master Composter
  • 9:30 a.m.- Best Fruit Trees for North Texas- Dotty Woodson, Ph.D.,Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
  • 10:30 a.m.- Break
  • 11:00 a.m.- Sustainable Landscapes with native plants- Gailon Hardin, Native Plant Society of North Texas
  • Noon- Ask the Experts- a panel discussion on questions from the audience
  1. Laura Miller & Steve Chaney,Tarrant County AgriLife Extension
  2. Dotty Woodson, Ph.D.,Texas AgriLife Extension
  3. Randy Weston, Weston gardens Inc.
  • 1:00 p.m.- Conservation Garden Tour


The Fort Worth Botanic Gardens-

3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX

For more information, call 817-392-4477 or click here.


Parking is on site and wheelchair accessible; sign language interpretation available on request. Call 817-392-6565 or TDD 817-392-8544 at least 72 hours pior to event.


A free open to the public seminar to help you start your spring an environmentally safe and friendly way.



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