Environmental Events

What’s happening in and around Dallas / Fort Worth? If it’s green or it involves the outdoors, it’s listed here!

If your nonprofit group or organization would like to list your events in GreenSourceDFW, please submit it via email to events@greensourcedfw.org. Events will be screened.


August 01, 2014

Fri, 08/01/2014 (Ongoing) - Fri, 10/31/2014 (Ongoing)
Heard Museum
1 Nature Place
McKinney, TX
United States

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 22, 2014

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Rd Rosine Hall
Dallas, TX
United States

The North Texas Corporate Recycing Association and the Greater DFW Recycling Alliance have joined forces to present the North Texas Recycling Awards. Guest speaker Damon Carson, owner and founder of Repurposed Materials. $45/members, $75/nonmembers. $400/member table of 10.

August 23, 2014

Sat, 08/23/2014 (Ongoing)
See websites for location, hours and season. TX
United States

COLLIN COUNTY 

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

 

DALLAS COUNTY 

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 COUNTY 

Denton Community Market: https://www.facebook.com/DentonCommunityMarket

Denton Ctny Farmers Market: http://dentonfarmersmarket.com

Little Elm Farmers Market: http://littleelm.org

 

ELLIS COUNTY 

Ennis Farmers Market, http://www.visitennis.org/farmersmarket.htm

Garden Harvests Farm, Waxahachie: http://gardenharvests.com

Waxahachie Downtown Farmers Market: http://waxahachiedowntown.com 

 

HUNT COUNTY

Greenville Farmers Market: http://www.greenvillefarmersmarket.com

 

JOHNSON COUNTY

Burleson Farmers Market 

http://www.burlesonfarmersmarket.com

 

KAUFMAN COUNTY:

Ham Orchards, Terrell: http://hamorchard.com

 

ROCKWALL COUNTY:  

Rockwall Farmers Market: http://mainstreet.rockwall.com/faqs.asp

 

TARRANT COUNTY 

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

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.

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Sat, 08/23/2014 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Mansfield ISD Center for the Performing Arts
1110 Debbie Ln
Mansfield, TX
United States

Presentations will cover topics that bluebirders, new and experienced, will find interesting and informative.

Featured Speakers: 

Keith Kridler,author and naturalist - Bluebirds and More 

Jim Varnum,  Texas Master Naturalist -  Native Plant Gardening to Attract Birds and Butterflies 

Other Presentations: Bluebird Basics, House Sparrow Control, and more 

Special Screening: Bluebird Man, a half-hour documentary film about the role of 91-year-old Al Larson in the recovery of the bluebird

Registration:

Standard Advance Registration: $15. Box Lunch and 2 Door prize tickets.    Deadline:  August 9th 

At-the-door Registration: $6. No meal and no door prize tickets. 

Friday Evening Dinner and Social:

Pay-as-you-go dinner at Spring Creek Barbeque, $10 refundable reservation required on registration form.*    

Social immediately after in La Quinta Meeting Room. BYOB (donations for Margaritas).   Deadline: Aug. 9th.

Lodging: La Quinta Inn & Suites $82.00. Ask for the Texas Bluebird Society group rate.(817) 453-5040   Deadline: August 1st

Free Nestbox to members who pledge to "NestWatch" at least two nextboxes

(Submit observations to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology through www.NestWatch.org)

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Westside Unitarian Universalist Church
901 Page Avenue
Ft Worth, TX
United States

Come share your favorite healthy (and perhaps not so healthy) vegan dishes. Be with others who eliminate animal products from their diets. There are few of us (though growing) and it helps to create a community of support.

Food Lifestyle

August 24, 2014

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 7:00am - 11:00am
Connemara Meadow Preserve
Alma and Tatum Rd
Allen, TX
United States

Hike the 72-acre Meadow Preserve at the monthly open house. Free. Enter at gate on east side of Alma, south of Bethany. Info: 214-351-0990 or Info@ConnemaraConservancy.org. 

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Four Feathers Trading Post
3522 CR 2621
Caddo Mills, TX
United States

We will drum the heartbeat of Mother Earth and sing songs of honor to her, native style. Free. RSVP: 214-288-9935 or PrayerWalker07@hotmail.com.

Lifestyle Wildlife

August 26, 2014

Tue, 08/26/2014 (Ongoing) - Thu, 08/28/2014 (Ongoing)
Gaylord Texan Grapevine, TX
United States

Industry-focused conference that brings solid waste professionals the latest education, advancements and products to help achieve success in business. Hosted by the Solid Waste Association of North America.

August 28, 2014

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
REI
4515 LBJ Freeway
Dallas, TX
United States

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.

August 29, 2014

Fri, 08/29/2014 (Ongoing) - Thu, 11/13/2014 (Ongoing)
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
1700 University
Ft Worth, TX
United States

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.

August 30, 2014

Sat, 08/30/2014 (Ongoing)
See websites for location, hours and season. TX
United States

COLLIN COUNTY 

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

 

DALLAS COUNTY 

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 COUNTY 

Denton Community Market: https://www.facebook.com/DentonCommunityMarket

Denton Ctny Farmers Market: http://dentonfarmersmarket.com

Little Elm Farmers Market: http://littleelm.org

 

ELLIS COUNTY 

Ennis Farmers Market, http://www.visitennis.org/farmersmarket.htm

Garden Harvests Farm, Waxahachie: http://gardenharvests.com

Waxahachie Downtown Farmers Market: http://waxahachiedowntown.com 

 

HUNT COUNTY

Greenville Farmers Market: http://www.greenvillefarmersmarket.com

 

JOHNSON COUNTY

Burleson Farmers Market 

http://www.burlesonfarmersmarket.com

 

KAUFMAN COUNTY:

Ham Orchards, Terrell: http://hamorchard.com

 

ROCKWALL COUNTY:  

Rockwall Farmers Market: http://mainstreet.rockwall.com/faqs.asp

 

TARRANT COUNTY 

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

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.

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Sat, 08/30/2014 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center
1206 W FM 1382
Cedar Hill, TX
United States

Live snakes, snake crafts and educational displays. Guided hikes at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm and 2 pm. Free. $3 donation per person appreciated. 

August 31, 2014

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Goji Cafe
2330 Royal Lane, #900
Dallas, TX
United States

Goji Cafe is a vegan Asian cafe with a delicious all-you-can-eat Sunday buffet. The film is Soul Food Junkies. The film explores food traditions that are hard to change, especially when they're passed on from generation to generation. Baffled by his dad's unwillingness to change his traditional soul food diet in the face of a health crisis, filmmaker Byron Hurt sets out to learn more about this rich culinary tradition and its relevance to black cultural identity.

http://www.itvs.org/films/soul-food-junkies


http://goji-cafe.com/index.html

September 01, 2014

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
Cedar Ridge Preserve
7171 Mt Creek Pkwy
Dallas, TX
United States

Get back to nature on Labor Day with this community event for the whole family.

Admission is $5 at the gate or non-perishable food donations to support the pantry at Believe and Faith Transitional Housing. 

Kid’s crafts with Amy Sala and hayrides with Mingo, Cedar Ridge Preserve Resource Manager for more than 30 years, happening throughout the event.

 8am      - Bird walk with a master birder

 9am      - Nature hike with native plant guide Bruce Ballengee

 9:30am - Nature hike with master naturalist Bob Richie 

10am     - Bug Discussion with entomology specialist Elaine Ackley

10:30am - Orchid Talk by master naturalist Jim Varnum

11am      - Citizens Climate Lobby Q & A 

Cedar Ridge Preserve is managed by Audubon Dallas, local chapter of the Audubon National Society.

September 03, 2014

Wed, 09/03/2014 (Ongoing)
AMC NorthPark 15
8687 N Central Expy, Ste 3000
Dallas, TX
United States

A Dallas group is hosting a screening of ‘Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret’ at the AMC NorthPark 15 on Sept. 3 via Tugg.com. However, 80 more tickets must be sold by Aug. 27 to secure the theater. $11.

http://www.tugg.com/go/b1xcc8

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September 05, 2014

Fri, 09/05/2014 (Ongoing) - Sat, 09/20/2014 (Ongoing)
Bar H Ranch
943 County Road 433
St Jo, TX
United States

This two-week certified Permaculture Design Course is paradigm shifting experience you won’t want to miss. Participants have the opportunity to co-create designs for urban and suburban environments and learn about natural building and restorative strategies applicable to life anywhere on the planet.

To receive a Permaculture Design Certificate issued by the Permaculture Research Institute, participants are required to attend all two weeks of hands-on and classroom learning. However, the course is offered in one day modules, so if your schedule doesn't allow you to attend the full two weeks or you can't budget for the full price, you can still participate. 

Taught by eco pioneers, Theron Beaudreau and John Bushe', this 72-hour Premium Permaculture Design Course will be held on sacred grounds that Quanah Parker, the founder of the Native American Church, utilized as a hide out from troops and mercenaries. T

At the end of the course, you are invited to celebrate with other Conscious Minds at the first annual Tribal Revival gathering, which takes place on the final weekend of he course, coinciding with 2014's Fall Equinox.  

Info: Kimbriel Dean, Kimbriel@Adbongo.com

September 06, 2014

Sat, 09/06/2014 (Ongoing)
See websites for location, hours and season. TX
United States

COLLIN COUNTY 

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

 

DALLAS COUNTY 

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 COUNTY 

Denton Community Market: https://www.facebook.com/DentonCommunityMarket

Denton Ctny Farmers Market: http://dentonfarmersmarket.com

Little Elm Farmers Market: http://littleelm.org

 

ELLIS COUNTY 

Ennis Farmers Market, http://www.visitennis.org/farmersmarket.htm

Garden Harvests Farm, Waxahachie: http://gardenharvests.com

Waxahachie Downtown Farmers Market: http://waxahachiedowntown.com 

 

HUNT COUNTY

Greenville Farmers Market: http://www.greenvillefarmersmarket.com

 

JOHNSON COUNTY

Burleson Farmers Market 

http://www.burlesonfarmersmarket.com

 

KAUFMAN COUNTY:

Ham Orchards, Terrell: http://hamorchard.com

 

ROCKWALL COUNTY:  

Rockwall Farmers Market: http://mainstreet.rockwall.com/faqs.asp

 

TARRANT COUNTY 

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

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.

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Sat, 09/06/2014 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
Coppell Senior Center
345 W Bethel Rd
Coppell, TX
United States

Farm Girl and co-host of Garden Inspirations radio show Donelle Simmons will discuss how to select seeds and how to find them through trusted sources as well as saving seeds. Genetically modified seeds will also be discussed. Free.

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Spiral Diner
1314 W. Magnolia
Ft Worth, TX
United States

Look for the table with the FWVS sign.

Food Lifestyle

September 07, 2014

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 11:00am - 3:00pm
Thai Papaya Garden
1201 W Airport Fwy
Euless, TX
United States

FWVS members meet for the buffet. 

Food Lifestyle