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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February 19, 2014
Participants will become skilled at planting, pruning and maintaining trees while learning how to manage trees in urban settings.
Classes will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on five Wednesdays: Feb. 19, March 19, April 16, April 30 and May 21. The locations will vary by topic, but will all be in Fort Worth.
$50. A limited number of scholarships are available.
Info: 817-392-5738 or email@example.com
April 24, 2014
Learn how to install drip irrigation tubing from your faucet or how to convert an existing zone to drip. Drip irrigation is the most efficient irrigation method and essential to sustainable landscapes. Drip irrigation for foundation watering will also be covered. Dotty Woodson, Water Resources Extension Program Specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will be the speaker. Free.
Info: Dustan Compton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-459-6628.
The documentary takes viewers on a sometimes funny, sometimes frightening adventure, crawling through the bushes that hide these factories, flying in airplanes above their toxic “manure lagoons” and coming face-to-face with their owners. Trailer.
The creator of the film, Mark Devries, will be there to host the film and do a Q&A session following the screening. Donations welcome.
First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church is showing the Dolphin Blue documentary, Cry Heard ‘Round the World: The Journey to DC to Take a Stand for Mother Earth. The film documents the bus trip from Texas to the DC Climate Rally in February 2013. Free. Info: Karl at email@example.com or 682-465-0021.
April 25, 2014
Celebration of the end of the spring semester with fun, food and games and celebrating Arbor Day. Free for TCC faculty/staff/students. Info: Mike Cinatl, 817-515-3036.
ACT hosts this event in solidarity with activists around the globe for World Laboratory Animal Liberation Week.
Alcon Laboratories (owned by Novartis) produces eye care products, surgical equipment and medications; they induce retnal diseases, glaucoma, ocular hypertension and other painful conditions in rats, mice, dogs, rabbits and primates for product testing.
Around the world, over 25 million animals each year are killed after being physically and psychologically tortured in unimaginable ways in laboratories. Reliable and responsible alternatives for product testing are readily available and most importantly, animals are not lab equipment, it's time for a change.
Please join us outside of Alcon Laboratories to show people the ugly truth about vivisection.
April 26, 2014
City named Bluebird Capital of Texas celebrates the iconic bird with arts and crafts, pageant, carnival and bluebird tours in Van Zandt county, east of Dallas.
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
Elizabeth Anna's Local Farm & Market, Fort Worth: https://www.elizabethanna.net
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.
Hours Sat: 10am-5pm; Sun:11am-5pm.
Parking is behind Montgomery Street Antique Mall along the I-30 access road. This lot is a short walk to the Japanese Garden entrance.
The Earth Day festival is a community-wide family event featuring vendors, workshops, plant sales, kid’s activities and entertainment. Free.
Hosted by: Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas, Fort Worth Astronomical Society, Strawn Chamber of Commerce and Palo Pinto Mts. State Park.
Bring your own telescope or use one of ours to explore the heavens and learn about nearby constellations. Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks will be available. (Port-A-Potty available in the park, but no water or electricity)
From I-20, exit 361 to Highway 16, north to Strawn 4 miles.
From U.S. Highway 180, travel south on Hwy 16 to Strawn.
In Strawn, take FM 2372 (Tucker Lake Road) west for 2 miles then look for the signs.
Learn more about food issues, including GMOs, factory farming and pesticides, from visionary panel of speakers including Jane Goodall, Wayne Pacelle, Dean Ornish and Woody Harrelson. Hosted by John Robbins, author of The Food Revolution and would-be heir to the Baskin-Robbins empire. Free.
Texas A&M Agrilife Extension will host EarthKind Modular Horticulture/Master Gardener classes on 11 Saturdays from April through December. The first module consists of two classes, on April 26 and May 17, and will cover botany, horticulture and plant propagation. These classes will be held in Fort Worth at 200 Taylor St., Suite 500 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Nine other Earthkind classes will also be held on Saturdays from May to December and will meet in Fort Worth, Grand Prairie or Grapevine. Steve Chaney, Agrilife Extension Agent, will conduct the courses on a range of topics, including plant pathology, soils, fruits and nuts, vegetables, composting, lawn maintenance and landscape design.
Classes are organized into six modules, with each module consisting of one to three Saturday classes. Anyone interested can take any of the classes at a cost of $45 per module, or $270 for all six modules.
Students completing all 11 classes can opt to pursue Master Gardener certification by enrolling in an additional 20-hour module, with an additional $55 fee. Master Gardeners are volunteers who educate the community about home gardening and also improve our quality of life through many gardening projects around the county.
Space is limited, so pre-registration is recommended. However, walk-ins will be accepted, contingent upon space. Info: 817-884-1944. Application form: http://tarrantmg.org.
The Village Park Eco Home is a net zero-energy ready house demonstrating how to build a high-performance, energy efficient, healthy home using building science. Sustainable and recycled materials are included resulting in minimal impact on the environment. The house is a certified DOE Challenge Home, Energy Star Home and Green Built Texas Home.
Tours are being held on the weekends through May 11, 11am-4pm, Sat and noon-5pm, Sun.
A shuttle bus will pick you up, take you to the house and return you to your car. Parking is available in The Marketplace at Highland Village shopping center.
In addition to the discounts on select native and adaptive plants, you can talk with a master gardener, plant expert, or irrigation specialist and get ideas and tips for landscaping in North Central Texas. See website for other dates and locations.
See event page for list of accepted items. Free. Info: 972-524-0007 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
E-Waste Collections is accepting computers, office equipment, appliances, digital cameras, TVs, auto batteries, fitness equipment, textiles and more. info: 214-384-4289 or Renee.Chatham@E-WasteCollections.net
Annual, family-friendly and free outdoor festival that allows leaders in the corporate, academic and non profit worlds to show North Texans how green lifestyle choices can lower their cost of living, improve their health and help save the environment. Read more in the Green Source DFW article: Earth Day Texas expected to draw Texas-sized turnout
Drop off medications for proper disposal at 8 Walgreens locations in Fort Worth.
Celebrate the history of the Blackland Prairie. The Heard will host demonstrations, entertainment, educational programming and vendors to give visitors a view into our region’s culture and history. This event also features the grand opening of the Heard’s new Pioneer Village.
Included in general admission: adults/$10; seniors and children: $7; city of McKinney residents/free get free admission with valid drivers license indicating McKinney residence or water bill and corresponding name on valid drivers license.