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New to North Texas? Learn about the unique gardening challenges here

Posted Jan. 25, 2019

Learn the basics of gardening in North Texas at two upcoming seminars.

Are you new to North Texas, new to gardening in the Lone Star State or perhaps new to growing plants altogether? This helpful seminar is designed to provide newcomers with a foundation to help grow a sustainable, lush and healthy lawn, landscape or vegetable garden amidst the challenges of the unique climate and soils in North Texas.

“Newcomers’ Guide to Gardening” will be held at two locations:
Feb. 2, Resource Connection of Tarrant County, 2300 Circle Drive.
Feb. 23, Florence Elementary School, 3095 Johnson Road, Southlake.
Registration is at 8 a.m. The program will start at 8:30 a.m. and end at noon.

Topics include:

  • The dirt on North Texas soils.
  • Growing ornamental landscape plants.
  • Growing tough Texas turf.
  • The best vegetables and fruits to grow in North Texas.
  • The best irrigation practices to make plants thrive.

Cost is $5 per person with credit card when registering online or cash at the door. Attendees will receive a free water conservation toolkit valuated at $10.

The program is presented by Texas A&M AgriLife’s Water University. The City of Fort Worth is a supporting sponsor.

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Residential Board of Adjustment Work Session: 12:30 p.m. Feb. 20, 2019; City Hall, Second Floor, City Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
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Fort Worth Professional Fire Fighters Association Collective Bargaining Negotiations: 1 p.m. Feb. 20, 2019; IAFF Local 440 Office, 3855 Tulsa Way.
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Residential Board of Adjustment Public Hearing: 1:30 p.m. Feb. 20, 2019; City Hall, Second Floor, City Councill Chamber, 200 Texas Street.
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Urban Design Commission Work Session: 9:30 a.m. Feb. 21, 2019; City Hall, Second Floor, City Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
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Urban Design Commission Public Hearing: 10 a.m. Feb. 21, 2019; City Hall, Second Floor, City Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
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Black History Program at Southside Community Center: 11 a.m. Feb. 21, 2019; Southside Community Center, 959 E. Rosedale.

Workforce Delivery Systems Committee: noon Feb. 21, 2019; Board Large Conference Room, 1320 S. Univeristy Drive Suite 600.
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Community Action Partners (CAP) Council: 1:30 p.m. Feb. 21, 2019; Fort Worth City Credit Union, First Floor, Board Room, 2309 Montgomery Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107.
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Black History Program at Hillside Community Center: 6 p.m. Feb. 21, 2019; Hillside Community Center, 1201 E. Maddox.

Property Taxes 101 Workshop: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21, 2019; Northside Community Center, 1100 NW 18th St.

Deferred Compensation Oversight Committee: 9 a.m. Feb. 22, 2019; Fort Worth Credit Union Board Room, 2309 Montgomery Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107.
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Building Standards Commission Pre-Meeting: 9 a.m. Feb. 25, 2019; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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Building Standards Commission: 9:30 a.m. Feb. 25, 2019; Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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Trinity Metro Board of Directors Meeting: 3:30 p.m. Feb. 25, 2019; Intermodal Transportation Center, Second Floor Community Room, 1001 Jones Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102.
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