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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 03, 2014
A Dallas animal advocate is hosting a screening of ‘Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret’ at the AMC NorthPark 15 on Sept. 3 via Tugg.com. $11.
September 04, 2014
Gathering at the UNT vegan dining hall.
September 05, 2014
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
ART IN THE GARDEN: As part of the cultural district’s Gallery Night, the Garden Center of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden will feature more than 90 entries of juried art for sale. The media include jewelry, watercolor, 3D art, drawing/pastel, mixed media, photography and oil/ acrylic. Reception featuring artists on a come-and-go basis will be hosted on Sat. from 6-8 pm.
Fri, Sept. 5, noon-7pm
Sat, Sept. 6, 9am-8pm
Sun, Sept. 7, 1-5pm
ARTISAN FAIR: On Sat, Sept. 6 from 10am-5pm, this outdoor event will feature a variety of arts & crafts from over 35 local artists and a Kids’ Artspace.
PARKING: Free parking in front of the Garden Center.
Info: Steve Huddleston, senior horticulturist, Steve.Huddleston@fortworthtexas.gov.
Prior kayaking experience required, ages 16 years and up. Paddlers receive only a brief introduction to kayaking on dry land before pushing off into the water. All equipment is provided. Don’t delay in registering; these trips will fill up quickly. $25. Registration required: 972-219-3930 or LisaCole@unt.edu.
September 06, 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
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.
Come out and support local art and handicrafts, enjoy art space for kids and food on the South Parking Lot lawn of the Garden. Free.
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.
Look for the table with the FWVS sign.
Call the hotline at 214-800-6000 prior to heading to the event to make sure that it has not been cancelled for any reason.
This is a wonderful suburban Star Party at a very nice observing site in Spring Park, Jonandrea Lane, Garland, Texas (between Jupiter Road and Clear Springs Drive. This party is held on the first Saturday of each month, weather permitting.
This free event begins at dark. Bring the whole family. Star parties begin at sunset, weather permitting.
To reach the site, turn East on Springpark Way off of Jupiter. You will pass Spring Park on the right, where you can see the tennis courts. Continue on Springpark Way to the *second* right hand turn on Jonandrea Ln. (It makes a loop). Turn right and travel about 400 feet to the clearing on the right. Park on Jonandrea Ln.
Join our trail guides as they lead a moonlit stroll through the woods and across the prairie. We may hear some bumps in the night, but have no fear, t’s probably just an armadillo. Howling coyotes, hooting owls and other nocturnal sounds will provide an out-of-the-ordinary hiking experience. Registration required: 972-219-3930 or LisaCole@unt.edu. $10/for hike plus admission.
Join the Noble Planetarium staff and the Fort Worth Astronomical Society for monthly Star Parties held in front of the museum on Gendy Street. Plenty of telescopes and astronomy buffs will be on hand. The party begins at dusk, weather permitting, and lasts until around 10:30 p.m. Free. Parking is available in the lot south of Harley Street.
Please note, parking surrounding the Museum is paid parking managed by the city of Fort Worth.
More information and a fee structure can be found on the city of Fort Worth's Parking Guide.
September 07, 2014
FWVS members meet for the buffet.
September 08, 2014
The Native Prairies Association of Texas is starting a chapter in Fort Worth. Prairie enthusiasts, master naturalists, bird watchers, landowners, educators and anyone else interested in prairies is welcome.
Info: Jo Ann Collins, firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-689-0098.
This program will present new opportunities, like hearing beavers slap the water with their tails and seeing deer and raccoons. Canoes, paddles and lifejackets are provided. Children must be 5 years or older. Parents must sign a liability waiver for minor children. Some previous experience recommended. Registration ends Tuesday preceding or when filled. Maximum12 participants. Meet at Back Gate. Pre-registration required. $20, includes admission fee.
September 09, 2014
The Native Prairies Association of Texas Dallas Chapter now has a name: Blackland Native Prairie Association of Texas (BNPAT). This newly formed chapter is a branch of the Native Prairies Association of Texas and will represent 13 Blackland counties: Collin, Ellis, Fannin, Grayson, Henderson, Hunt, Kaufman, Lamar, Navarro, Rains, Rockwall and Van Zandt.
At this meeting, members will be asked to give input on projects, workshops, field trips and other activities that they would like implemented in the coming year.
Info: Leigh Ann Ellis, email@example.com
This class includes everything you need to know to begin canning and feel confident about it. Learn how easy and fun it is to pickle vegetables in your own kitchen.
This class will cover basic knowledge of safely canning and preserving using the water bath method. After reviewing the basics, we will pickle and preserve using local, seasonal, 100 percent organic produce.
This is a hands-on class and students will take home a jar of pickled preserves and a reference guide for canning at home. $65.
Some folks in Texas say that fall is the best time to garden, with our usual fall rains watering everything and plants last until the first freeze – often till mid or late November Learn about what you can plant and when, and what grows best. $35.