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. Free.

Meet your fellow gardeners and urban agriculture enthusiasts. Come when you want and stay as long as you'd like. Representatives from the recently opened MLK Seedling Farm will be on hand to chat and answer questions about what they do, as well as offer tours of the seedling farm.

The Seed Library will provide a variety of free seeds for everyone - plus a free take-home seed craft for kids. If you would like to bring your own seeds to swap with others, we will provide envelopes and blank labels to facilitate trading.

Richard Threlkeld, a Texas Master Beekeeper and member of Metro Beekeepers' Association, will talk about beekeeping, the state of the species and pollination. 

NPAT executive director Pat Merkord will speak on what she gleaned from talks and field trips she experienced at America’s Grassland Conference held last December in Fort Worth. She will also catch us up on Mathews Prairie, issues in the Texas legislatures, and other NPAT news. 

Info: Leigh Ann Ellis: 214-321-7159.

Learn about FW NPAT's accomplishments in 2017. Park in Parking lot 5/6 on the northwest of the campus. Look for the wind turbine. 

*Please note, this is our new meet-up location for 2018.

Are you working on starting a community garden? Always wondered what it takes to get started Involved with a garden that would benefit from a little extra help? This workshop is for you!

Who should attend:

•Anyone in leadership in a community garden setting

•Anyone thinking about or working with others to start a community garden

$25/person. $15/for additional person from same garden. Limited scholarships available.

Three sessions: 

1. Feb. 8, 6-9 p.m.

2. Feb. 9, 6-9 p.m.

3. Feb. 10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

New beds usually require planning, and take significant preparation. Learn what the best soil amendments are for your needs, and discuss how to design an attractive layout for your garden. Free.

Onions and potatoes are two easy-to-grow winter vegetables that everyone loves. Marshall Grain staffers will teach you everything you need to know to grow them successfully using organic methods.  Learn which varieties are best for Texas, and provide you with all the details on how to plant, maintain and harvest them. Free.

World's largest eco-expo featuring green nonprofits, businesses and schools. Demos, speakers, live music, food, children's activities and films. Free.

Two days of networking, community-building and learning from expert instructors, plus tons of great add-ons like pre-conference workshops and farm tours.

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