Mark Hill from Good Natured gardening products will cover organic pre-emergent and post-emergent weed control options, including corn gluten meal and horticultural vinegar. He’ll tell you when to fertilize and how often. And he’ll explain the differences between fertilizers for spring, summer, and fall.

This free class will teach you pruning techniques to properly shape trees and shrubs while avoiding damage.

Roseann Ferguson, Dallas County Master Gardener, will lead us through the wonderful world of succulents and how to successfully grow, propagate, and care for them in our challenging North Texas climate.

Speaker: Hester Schwartzer

Info: Donna Ressl,

Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area hosts a Brush Bash one day a year to clear sections of the prairie of invasive and unwanted trees, brush and trash. On some years we re-work previously cleared areas. Your help REALLY makes a difference! Manly Men and Wild Women welcome.

BRING: gloves, sturdy shoes, hat, water, tarps, loppers, clippers, wheelbarrows and wagons.

Coffee, tea & morning snacks provided. 

In case of rain, an alternate date will be announced.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

9:00am to 3:00pm 

Introduction to Rainwater Harvesting/Catchment


Collection Potential: How much water can I collect? 

What do I do when I run out of rainwater? 

Parts of a Rainwater System

Rainwater Storage Tanks: Which type is right for me? 

Building a System: Can I do it myself? or do I need a professional? Selecting a Rainwater Harvesting professional? 


Friday, January 26, 2018

9:00am to 3:00pm

Rainwater Harvesting/Catchment Advanced Technical Aspects

Learn how to make great compost in your own backyard and help us spread the word about the many benefits of composting! Whether you’re just starting out or have been composting for years, this class is designed to meet your needs and covers topics such as Composting 101, a history of compost, pile building techniques, vermicomposting and hands-on pile building practice at our UTA composting site.

    ▪    Class graduates receive books, workshop materials, compost bin and a compost thermometer.

    ▪    Attendance required on both days.

Check out BRIT and enjoy live music and complimentary champagne. Walk across to the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens for open tours as well. Come and go at your leisure.

A one and a half hour presentation by Anita Mills and Nicholas Burtner of the School of Permaculture team. Once completed you can obtain an Introduction into Permaculture certificate that states you have completed a class and it can be used for continuing education as well. These classes are just enough to get you "in the know" about permaculture and prepare you to begin thinking about furthering your education in permaculture. RSVP.

A workshop based on Doug Tallamy’s book Bringing Nature Home

* Keynote by Sam Kieschnick—DFW Urban Biologist with TPWD

* Small interactive workshops with experts

* Learn to landscape with native plants to sustain our local wildlife

* Limited to 100 people


Info and registration: