Classes & Events
Please note that all classes are subject to change of format from live to virtual due to COVID-19.
Water Saving Seminars
Using less water is not only good for the environment; it is also great for saving money on your water bill. The seminar series, taught by local and regional experts from Rooted In, covers a wide variety of landscape and gardening topics each year. Fort Worth Water Conservation staff attend each seminar in case you have questions about Fort Worth outdoor watering requirements and conservation programs.
Classes are offered online at 6 p.m. on the dates below. Registration is not required for virtual classes. Just join using the link below.
|| Registration Links
| March 11, 2021
||Spring yard cleanup
| April 8, 2021
||Turf & irrigation maintenance
| May 13, 2021
||Plant combos & companions
| June 10, 2021
||Soil health & amendments
| July 8, 2021
|| It's irrigation season
| August 12, 2021
|| Made for the shade
| September 9, 2021
|| Containers and edibles
| October 14, 2021
|| Pollinators & native plants
| November 11, 2021
|| Trees for North Texas
YardSmart is now a free, informative full-day conference 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, rainwater harvesting, edibles, lawn care and much more. This conference is offered each spring and fall.
Saturday, September 18, 2021
Fall YardSmart registration is now closed.
Saturday, February 26, 2022
Topic announcement and registration will begin in January 2022.
Irrigation 101 Workshops
Fort Worth Water and Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) holds virtual sprinkler do-it-yourself workshops to help you get your sprinkler system up and running at maximum efficiency. An efficient system saves water and helps keep your water bill lower during those hot summer months. A special emphasis in these classes will be regulating water pressure in your system to improve efficiency.
Workshops were held on January 19, February 25, March 16, April 13.
View a video of the workshop taught by regional AgriLife expert Dottie Woodson.
Fix A Leak Week Workshops
Two joint virtual workshops were held with the cities of Dallas and Houston to promote water conservation through finding and fixing leaks.
March 16, 2021 (indoor leak detection and fixes)
March 18, 2021 (outdoor leak detection and fixes)
WaterSense® Your Better Yard Workshops
The EPA WaterSense® Your Better Yard program starts with the premise that making yards more attractive and functional can also save water, money and time with the right WaterSense®-labeled products and water-saving techniques included in homeowners’ landscape and irrigation plans. Fort Worth Water partnered with the Fort Worth Public Library for a virtual two-part workshop taught by regional experts from Rooted In to examine the eight types of landscape lifestyles and provided tips to help make you make your preferred landscape fit your lifestyle.
July 31, 2021 (Community Plot, Family Fun, Backyard Beauty, Dog Digging Dilemma)
August 7, 2021 (Urban Oasis, Playdate Priorities, Landscape Luxury, Low Maintenance Living)
BRIT Adult & Family Classes
Fort Worth Water and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden/Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) partnered to offer water conservation classes with both adult and family-oriented activities.
June 17, 2021: Drip Irrigation DIY
July 22, 2021: Gardening for Rainwater: BRIT Bioswales and Beyond
August 19, 2021: Bulletproof Plants
May 15, 2021: Build Your Own Living Roof
June 5, 2021: Catch the Rain: DIY Rain Barrel Class
July 24, 2021: Bioswales & Raingardens
When you turn on your tap for a drink of water, to take a shower or wash clothes, you take for granted that water will flow. Water is a precious natural resource that cannot be manufactured. It is important that we know how we can preserve and conserve it for now and future generations.
The Speakers Bureau provides an educational forum to heighten the awareness of water conservation and water quality issues. We provide speakers for neighborhood associations, churches, schools or social organizations at no charge. Request a Speaker.
Learning About Water at Home
Fort Worth Water has created a compilation of lesson plans and resources about water for parents and children learning together or teachers looking for lessons to supplement classroom curriculum. Lesson plans have been created by respected organization in the water field.
Download the Resource Guide.(PDF, 3MB) Fort Worth Water has a certified teacher on staff to support you if needed.