WHERE: Arlington City Hall Council Chambers, 101 W. Abram St.
Make a Rain Barrel Class for 150 Arlington Residents
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

DESCRIPTION: Rain barrels are a great way to conserve water by capturing the pure rain water that garden plants prefer. With assistance from the Texas AgriLife Extension and City of Arlington Water Utilities Department, Arlington residents can apply to attend a “Make a Rain Barrel” class at Ecofest Arlington and leave with a rain barrel that you build for only $10. There is a limit of one rain barrel per residence. Apply now to learn how to design and install a rainwater harvesting system at your home! For questions, please contact Dustan Compton at dustan.compton@arlingtontx.gov or 817-459-6628.

COST: $10 for Arlington citizens with a residential Arlington Water Utilities (AWU) account. The reduced fee covers the cost of the 55 gallon rain barrel and materials. Make sure to have a vehicle large enough to take the barrel home. The barrel is 24 inches wide and 36 inches tall. If you are interested in participating, but do not have an AWU residential account, please contact Dustan Compton at dustan.compton@arlingtontx.gov or 817-459-6628. If space is available, the cost will be $40.

An application is required for selection, please use the link above.
A total of 150 rain barrels will be provided and there is a limit of one rain barrel per residence.
You are only eligible for a $10 rain barrel if you did not receive one last year.
Contact Dustan Compton if you would like to still participate at full price.

WHERE: Arlington City Hall Council Chambers, 101 W. Abram St.

Irrigation Conservation 101
1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Dr. Dotty Woodson, Water Resources Program Specialist with the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas, will teach you the very basic components of an irrigation system, typical maintenance issues, plant water demands, water scheduling techniques and water efficient technologies to save water and money.

Creating and Maintaining a Smart Yard 101
2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
Steve Chaney, County Extension Agent with Texas AgriLife Extension Service, will present practical information on methods of maintaining useful turf grass areas, landscape bed expansion and improvement, and broad means of sustaining a healthy yard to save water, energy and money.

Square-Foot Gardening
3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Billy Clark, local Master Gardener and President of the Arlington Men’s Garden Club, will teach you the benefits and rewards of turning a small, unused turf grass area into a compact, food producing garden that can help save money, get exercise and provide healthy food options.

The Air We Breathe: What’s in it? How does it affect us? What can we do about it?
4:00 – 4:50 pm
Dr. Robert A. Wiebe, MD, FAAP, FACEP, former Director of Emergency Services at the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas and Division Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, will provide the participant with a better understanding of pollutants in the air we breathe, risks to health, and what we can do about it.

WHERE: City Hall North Foyer, 101 W. Abram St. (North side of Arlington City Hall under the Cypress Trees)

PROPAGATION 101
1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m.
Presented by Tarrant County Master Gardener Specialist Interns
Come and enjoy a propagation demonstration and get help with some of your propagation questions. There will be prizes and some plant examples to take home with you.

Drought Tolerant Landscape Design
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sharon Duquemin, Master Gardener

Surviving the Drought
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Callie Mitchell, Master Gardener

Efficient Irrigation
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Debbie Key, Master Gardener

Native Plants and City Hall Landscape Tour
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Gailon Hardin, Master Gardener
 

WHERE: SW Corner of Abram and Pecan Streets
WHEN: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Backyard Composting and Vermicomposting
Arlington Master Composters
Backyard Composting Classes - 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m.
Ask a Master Composter – 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Gardening Solutions
Arlington Men’s Garden Club
Gardening for You – 12 p.m. - Jay Hertzler
Gardening for You – 1 p.m. - Jay Hertzler
Square Foot Gardening – 2 p.m. - Billy Clark
Raised Bed Gardening – 3 p.m. - Lance Jepson
Raised Bed Gardening – 4 p.m. - Lance Jepson
Raised Bed Gardening – 5 p.m. - Lance Jepson

Fix It Green
Arlington Conservation Council
Many displays and demonstrations you can do to save energy and water at home.
12 p.m. – 6 p.m.  

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