GROW Adult Education programs are for adults 18 and older. BRIT and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden endeavor to offer a quality educational experience to each program participant, with class sizes supporting this policy. Registered participants may not bring an unregistered participant of any age to class. Onsite registrations, when a class is not sold out, are encouraged.
GROW members may register for courses at the discounted member rate; guests of members do not qualify for the member rate. Program registration fees include complimentary entry into the Botanic Garden the day of the program. Entry to BRIT is always free.
Many courses are held outdoors and may require moderate walking to and from one or more locations. As such we recommend that participants dress comfortably in clothes that are appropriate for both indoor and outdoor adventures. If you have questions about physical requirements, please send an email to email@example.com.
To cancel your registration for a class, please email firstname.lastname@example.org at least ten calendar days prior to the start of that class. You will receive an 85% refund. No refunds are granted less than ten calendar days before the class starts.
If you choose, you may gift your seat in the class to a friend or family member; just send us the name and email address of the person who is taking your spot so we can add them to the roster and send them the appropriate information.
Payment for your class reserves your seat and allows us to secure the instructor. If you are late for class, your seat will be reserved; we do not transfer your seat to walk-in participants. Partial refunds or transfers are not available for unattended classes.
In the event that we must cancel a class, you will be notified email and will have several options: we can transfer your ticket to another class right away (or classes, so long as the new value does not exceed the original value), issue a credit to be applied to another class or classes in the same calendar year, or provide a refund. This applies to classes that do not meet the minimum registrant requirement, which sometimes occurs.
By registering online, over the phone, or in person, you are agreeing to GROW's ten-day cancellation policy outlined above.
All onsite educational programming and volunteer opportunities are suspended through April 22 or until further notice. If the situation allows, we will reschedule programs for a later date. If you have questions or concerns, please email email@example.com.
As community leaders in plant based knowledge and education, BRIT and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden are pleased to partner with experts in the fields of horticulture and gardening to provide the public with opportunities to expand their knowledge of the plant world through a variety of classes and workshops.
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Instructor: Lance Johnson, Master Composter
Saturday, April 18, 2020 (10 - 11 am)
Registration Deadline: No deadline
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Greening the Inside: Houseplant Selection and Care
Join Agnes Slociak Knasiak, PhD to learn the joy of caring for beautiful houseplants. Agnes will discuss the types of plants suitable for inside the home, their light and water needs, and how to propagate your plants in order to expand your collection, or to grow as gifts. She will also share problems like pests and diseases and how to effectively and safely address them. You will leave with pots of suitable plants for your home environment.
Instructor: Agnieszka Slociak Knasiak, PhD has degrees from two universities in Europe, earning her doctorate in Horticulture. During her doctoral study in Wroclaw, Poland she took special classes for “The Art of Floral Design.” She creates the flower designs each year for the Japanese Garden Festivals. She also designs arrangements for special events at the Botanic Garden and BRIT. She is currently a Greenhouse Curator at the Botanic Garden.
Saturday, June 13, 2020 (1 pm – 3:30 pm)
Registration Deadline: June 9
Organic Pest and Disease Control
In this seminar you will learn how to identify common garden pests, diseases, and soil nutrient deficiencies. You will come to understand how to identify the root causes of such issues, and best steps to take to fix them. A hands on portion will include examining your own garden soil under a microscope, testing plant material with a refractometer, and how to use different sprayers.
Instructors: Kim Martin and Laurie Bostic, owners of Barking Cat Farm, focus on growing high quality crops in an organic and sustainable manner. Brix testing is done regularly to monitor the nutritional quality of the produce and compost, and compost teas are applied to the soil to ensure that the soil biology is constantly improving. Both Laurie & Kim have their Permaculture Design Certificate from Geoff Lawton’s Permaculture Design Course. Both have studied under Dr. Elaine Ingham and are working towards becoming Certified Soil Life Consultants. They offer permaculture design and soil biology consulting services to other growers and gardeners.
Saturday, June 20, 2020 (10 am – 3 pm)
Registration Deadline: June 16