▪ Learn how to put together Texas-tolerant container gardens during a class by Lucy Harrel at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Marshall Grain’s Fort Worth store and 1 p.m. Saturday at the Grapevine location. Store addresses are 2224 E. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, and 3525 William D. Tate Ave. 817-416-6600; www.marshallgrain.com.
▪ Join the volunteer “farmhand recruitment,” 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at historic Nash Farm. Volunteers must be 16 and older. 626 Ball St., Grapevine, 817-410-3185; www.grapevinetexasusa.com/nash-farm.
▪ See the dramatic garden plants of the Hort Couture line during a free clinic at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at all area Calloway’s stores. www.calloways.com
▪ Join a free, family-friendly hike with a naturalist at 2 p.m. Saturday at the River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington. To RSVP, call 817-860-6752, ext. 105. For more information, call or visit www.riverlegacy.org.
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▪ Join a Texas Parks & Wildlife workshop on hummingbirds, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge. This class is approved for Master Naturalist Advanced Training hours. Bring lunch. Registration required. From 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday join a staff naturalist for a hike on the Wild Plum Trail. Both activities are free with paid admission ($2-$5). Beginning at 8:30 a.m. March 21, take a canoe tour of the West Fork of the Trinity River. Canoes, paddles and lifejackets will be provided. The tour is $20, $15 for members. Registration is required. 9601 Fossil Ridge Road, Fort Worth. 817-392-7410; www.fwnaturecenter.org.
▪ Gardeners, landscapers, farmers and ranchers are invited to a free “Talking Dirty” workshop and lecture on soil management by researcher Elaine Ingham, 9 a.m. Friday in the gymnasium of Cedar Valley College in Lancaster. Ingham also will speak at a benefit farm-to-table banquet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Farm Girls, 3708 U.S. 77 N., Waxahachie. Admission is $65. For more information, call Donelle Simmons at 469-554-9202 or visit carboneconomyseries.com.
▪ The Botanical Research Institute of Texas and the city of Fort Worth are selling 50-gallon Ivy rain barrels to North Texas residents at a reduced price of $72.50 through April 18. They can be purchased online with a credit card at www.rainbarrelprogram.org/britfortworth. Rain barrel pickup is 9 a.m.-noon April 18 in the BRIT parking lot, 1700 University Drive.
▪ 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.
▪ 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.
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