▪ Dig Deep: A Conference for Growers, sponsored by the Tarrant Area Food Bank, will be 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday at the UNT Health Science Center’s MET Building, 1000 Montgomery St., Fort Worth. Topics include community gardening, home gardening and taking produce to market. Keynote speaker will be Howard Garrett, aka The Dirt Doctor. For more information, visit tafb.org.
▪ Guided nature hikes will continue this summer, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturdays, at the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge. They are $5 plus admission ($2-$5), free for members.
Join a wildlife investigation hike 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday. Get expert tips for photographing insects and other tiny wildlife at a macrophotography class 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday. Both classes are $5 plus admission, free for members.
During the week, join an after-hours program on moths beginning at 8:30 p.m. Thursday and a preschool discovery club beginning at 10:30 a.m. July 28. For more information and registration, visit www.fwnaturecenter.org. The refuge is at 9601 Fossil Ridge Road, Fort Worth.
▪ Get your gardening questions answered with a call to the Tarrant County Master Gardener Association help desk, 817-884-1944. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Or visit the Tarrant County Master Gardener help desk, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden Center, 3220 Garden Center Blvd., Fort Worth.
▪ Johnson County master gardeners also answer gardening questions and give advice 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays. Call the Johnson County Extension Office at 817-556-6370 and ask to speak to a master gardener.