What’s happening in and around Dallas / Fort Worth? If it’s green or it involves the outdoors, it’s listed here!
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August 01, 2014
Once described as being so numerous that they obscured the sun when in flight, the passenger pigeon is now extinct. This year, Project Passenger Pigeon marks the centenary of this extraordinary extinction. From Aug. 1 through Oct. 31, Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary is participating in this nationwide program to bring the subject of conservation to the forefront through informative and interactive exhibit installations and presentations. The Heard is one of the few educational facilities in the state of Texas with a specimen in its collection, and the only one of such locations to display it during this national event. $6-$9.
August 29, 2014
Ephemera: Winged Creatures of Texas, a new show by Fort Worth-based artist and environmentalist Billy Hassell, will grace the walls of the Madeline R. Samples Exhibit Hall. The expressive paintings, watercolors and other works on paper featured in this exhibit employ a colorful graphic style and explore the interrelationships of native plants and the birds and insects they support.
Opening reception: Saturday, Sept. 6, 6pm to 8pm.
Free. More on Billy Hassell.
September 21, 2014
Help remove invasive plants that are growing by leaps and bounds with the warm weather. Bring work gloves, sun hats and sun protection, water, and your favorite tools for weeding.
Info: Marcie Haley email@example.com or 214-535-9373
Imagination Yoga instructors lead kids ages 2-12 on an exciting, story-based journey through yoga poses and kindness curriculum. LLELA’s covered pavilion, beautiful pollinator garden and forest are the setting for this engaging class. $10. Info: Aimee Leach: AimeeLeach@ImaginationYoga.com
September 23, 2014
The month’s program is Trees 101 given by Kevin Mitchell, Grapevine Parks & Recreation Director. All welcome. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn about the basics of hiking. In this class, our experts will share tips and tricks on all aspects of hiking. Learn about trip planning, essential items, equipment, safety precautions, along with local resources and places to go. Free.
The city of Dallas’ Waste Diversion Unit will provide a free class on how to start an outdoor composting project and how to create an indoor vermi-composting bin using these valuable materials. Door prizes! Free. RSVP: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090E45AFAD2C7-composting/
September 25, 2014
Meetings are held on the fourth Thursday evening each month, except for November and December.
Social and snacks @ 6:30 pm, educational lecture @ 7 pm.
Speaker: Bill Collins on Native Trees.
September 26, 2014
Be a part of an event that has been helping drive the market for renewable energy, organic/sustainable gardening and farming, green/sustainable building and living and alternative transportation since the turn of the century.
Meet us at a cozy campfire for traditional campfire fun, which may include stories, songs, a craft for children and of course toasted marshmallows. $10. Registration required:972-219-3930 or Erin.Taylor@unt.edu.
September 27, 2014
Collin County Farmers Market: http://www.collincountyfarmersmarket.org
Fairview Farms Marketplace, Plano: http://www.fairview-farms.com
Frisco Farmers Market: http://www.friscofarmersmarket.com
Georgia’s Farmers Market, Plano: http://www.georgiasfarmersmarket.com
McKinney Farmers Market at the Adriatica: http://www.chestnutsquare.org/programs/farmers_market.asp
Carrollton Square Community Farmers Market, http://www.cityofcarrollton.com
Celebration Farmers Market, Dallas: www.celebrationrestaurant.com/farmersmarket
Coppell Farmers Market: http://www.coppellfarmersmarket.org
Cox Farms Market, Duncanville: http://www.coxfarmsmarket.com
Dallas Farmers Market: http://www.dallasfarmersmarket.org
Eden’s Organic Garden Center, Balch Springs: http://edensorganicfarm.com
Four Seasons Market, Richardson: http://www.fourseasonsmarkets.com
Grand Prairie Farmers Market: http://www.gptx.org/farmersmarket
Little D Farmers Market: http://littledfarmersmarket.com
Ruibal’s Rosemeade Market, Carrollton: http://rosemeademarket.com
Saint Michael’s Farmers Market, Dallas: http://www.saintmichaelsmarket.com
White Rock Local Market, Dallas: http://whiterocklocalmarket.org
Denton Community Market: https://www.facebook.com/DentonCommunityMarket
Denton Ctny Farmers Market: http://dentonfarmersmarket.com
Little Elm Farmers Market: http://littleelm.org
Ennis Farmers Market, http://www.visitennis.org/farmersmarket.htm
Garden Harvests Farm, Waxahachie: http://gardenharvests.com
Waxahachie Downtown Farmers Market: http://waxahachiedowntown.com
Greenville Farmers Market: http://www.greenvillefarmersmarket.com
Burleson Farmers Market
Ham Orchards, Terrell: http://hamorchard.com
Rockwall Farmers Market: http://mainstreet.rockwall.com/faqs.asp
Downtown Arlington Farmers Market: http://www.downtownarlingtonfarmersmarket.com
Green’s Produce and Plants, Arlington http://www.farmersmarketarlingtontx.com
Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Fort Worth http://brit.org/events/farmersmarket
Colleyville Farmer’s Market: http://www.colleyvillefarmersmarket.com
Cowtown Farmers Market, Fort Worth: http://www.cowtownmarket.com
Crestline Neighborhood Market at All Saints, Fort Worth: https://www.facebook.com/CrestlineNeighborhoodMarketAtAllSaints
Elizabeth Anna's Local Farm & Market, Fort Worth: https://www.elizabethanna.net
Farm to Fork Foods, Arlington: http://farmtoforkfoods.com
Garden of Eden Farmer’s Market: http://www.intothegardenofeden.com
Grapevine Farmers Market: http://www.farmersmarketofgrapevine.com
Keller Farmers Market: www.kellerfarmersmarket.com
Mansfield Farmers Market: http://mansfieldfarmersmarket.net/
Southside Urban Farmers Market, Fort Worth, http://southsideurbanmarket.com
Don't see one of your favorites? Email Julie@GreenSourceDFW.org.
Meet at corner of Hwy 274 & CR 4042 near Tolosa Baptist Church and the feed store, South Hwy 274 between Kemp and Tool. Closest address: 19101 Texas Hwy 274, Kemp, TX 75143
Invaders of Texas is a citizen-science based invasive species detection, reporting and management system presented by Texasinvasives.org. Participation in the Invaders of Texas workshop will provide the training and skills necessary to find, identify and report new populations of invasive species, leading to their management and eradication.
Workshop topics include an introduction to the invasive species problem, field preparation and safety, invasive plants, animals and pests, data collection and GPS/mobile app use. We will also cover a new feature on Texasinvasives.org, the "Eradicator Calculator," which is designed to help organize and record volunteer-based eradication efforts.
Bring a camera and GPS or smartphone if available. Please bring your own lunch. Free. Space is limited. RSVP: 817-860-6752.
Hike one of LLELA’s many trails and commune with nature during this two-hour hatha yoga class. $15. Info: Laura Scott: RoamingYogiDenton@gmail.com.
This regional event will celebrate the Ray Roberts Greenbelt through experiential outdoor activities, live music and good food. Attendees can test their skills at archery, climbing, kayaking, biking, and geo-caching; view demonstrations by historians and craftsmen of the Cross Timbers eco-region; or take a carriage ride down the Greenbelt Trail. Kids will enjoy birds of prey and reptile exhibits, pony rides, Backyard Bass competition and an inflatable obstacle course and slide. GreenFest will emphasize outdoor fun, respect for nature and boating and water safety.
Greenfest 2014 is organized by the Greenbelt Alliance of Denton County, together with Texas Parks and Wildlife and the City of Denton. Proceeds will go toward reopening the equestrian trail between Highways 428 and 455, repairing Greenbelt restrooms, installation of a wetland viewing deck and trail, if approved by the USACE, and support of the Greenbelt Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to stewardship of the Lewisville/Ray Roberts Greenbelt.
Grammy award-winning Brave Combo will be performing from 4-6pm. Other acts TBA.
Info: Lauren Poleski: 682-365-8677 or Poleski.Lauren@gmail.com
September 28, 2014
Hike the 72-acre Meadow Preserve at the monthly open house. Enter at gate on east side of Alma, south of Bethany. Free. Info@ConnemaraConservancy.org.
All skill levels are welcome; paddlers receive an introduction to kayaking on dry land before pushing off into the water. All equipment is provided. Don’t delay in registering; these trips fill up quickly. $20/paddler. Ages 7 years and up. Registration is required at 972-219-3930 or email@example.com.
October 02, 2014
Fundraiser supporting Libby Willis, candidate for Texas State Senator, District 10. Willis is running for the office that Wendy Davis formerly held. Tickets: $40.
Suggested donor contribution: $100 - $500.
RSVP: Larry Goodman, 817-875-0320 or firstname.lastname@example.org.