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 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.

October 02, 2014

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Rosen House Inn
1714 S. Henderson
Ft Worth, TX
United States

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 larry-goodman@sbcglobal.net.

October 03, 2014

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Recycle Revolution
7600 Sovereign Row
Dallas, TX
United States

Event is part of West Side Urban Farm Frolic. Enjoy an evening of food and drink and community. $20. Benefits GROW North Texas. Info: Trinity Haymarket at 214 202-2163.  

 

October 04, 2014

Sat, 10/04/2014 (Ongoing) - Sun, 10/05/2014 (Ongoing)
Addison Conference Center
15650 Addison Rd
Addison, TX
United States

Learn where our current sources of energy stand and what our energy future looks like in the U.S.  Find out more about the pros and cons of those sources and what concerns that they pose to our air, water and the environment. Experts and academics from around the country and state will speak. 

Topics include: 

Geothermal, wind, solar, coal, natural gas, oil & tar sands, nuclear. 

Info: Rita Beving, rita.beving@gmail.com.

Sat, 10/04/2014 (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

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.

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Sat, 10/04/2014 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Coppell Town Center Plaza
255 Parkway Blvd
Coppell, TX
United States

This self-guided tour showcases Coppell homes and community gardens that feature drought-tolerant native and adapted plants that require minimal irrigation. Come see what you should plant now for beautiful blooms in the spring from the homeowners of some of the most unique landscapes in Coppell. Maps will be available 8:30-10:30am at Coppell Town Center.  Free. Info: CoppellCommunityGarden.org.

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Trietsch Memorial UMC
6101 Morriss Rd Family Life Center
Flower Mound, TX
United States

The annual even provides free entertainment and educational activities for the entire family. Master gardener booths at the festival will cover topics such as propagation, lawn care, designing a water-wise landscape, herb growing, worm composting and a dozen other topics. Seminars on gardening will be offered in classroom areas, including “Perennial Gardening” by Marilyn Simmons and “Transitioning from Sprinkler to Drip” by Patrick Dickinson.

 Live entertainment will be provided by the Flower Mound Community Orchestra, Voices of Flower Mound, Studio B Performing Arts Center, Texas Harmony Chorus (Sweet Adelines) and Dallas Tap Dazzlers. Vendors will offer hand-crafted items and information about maintaining a sustainable environment.

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Trinity Haymarket
1715 Market Center Blvd
Dallas, TX
United States

Part of the West Side Urban Farm Frolic, day starts with breakfast and continues with five classes on organic feed, top bar beehive demo, backyard poultry husbandry and Biopod demo, using essential oils in emergency preparedness and fall/winter gardening advice. $25. All is included plus a Tour Map. Proceeds benefit GROW North Texas. Info: Trinity Haymarket at 214-202-2163.

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
TBA TX
United States

Tour of homes in North Texas with solar systems and other sustainable features installed. Check the website in the coming weeks for updates. Free.

October 05, 2014

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Recycle Revolution
7600 Sovereign Row
Dallas, TX
United States

Self-guided tour of homes west of Central/75, south of LBJ/635 and north of downtown Dallas, highlighting practices of sustainability. Maps for tour $10. Sold day of event at Recycle Revolution.

Info: Trinity Haymarket at 214 202-2163.  Proceeds benefit GROW North Texas.

October 06, 2014

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Dallas Academy
950 Tiffany Way Cafeteria/Auditorium
Dallas, TX
United States

Guest speaker, blackland prairie expert, Matt White. Copies of his books Prairie Time: A Blackland Portrait and The Birds of Northeast Texas will be available for purchase. Cash or check accepted. Info: Leigh Ann Ellis, laellis55@aol.com, 214-321-7159

October 07, 2014

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Hattie May Inn
712 May St
Ft Worth, TX
United States

Cooking class hosted by vegetarian chef Laura Slayton at North Texas' only all-vegetarian B&B. Beans have so many health benefits but how do we prepare them to avoid the dreaded bloat? Learn to cook beans and make some easy bean dishes that are guaranteed to get rave reviews.  

$35. Includes the cost of food, nutrition talk and handouts. 

Info: Laura at LauraHSlayton@gmail.com or 817-870-1931.

Food Lifestyle

October 10, 2014

Fri, 10/10/2014 (Ongoing) - Sat, 10/11/2014 (Ongoing)
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
Ft Worth, TX
United States

Purchase native and adapted plants. 

Hours:

Oct. 10, 2-6pm

Oct. 11, 9am-2pm

Gardening

October 11, 2014

Sat, 10/11/2014 (Ongoing)
Cedar Hill State Park
1570 F.M. 1382
Cedar Hill, TX
United States

Green Source DFW, a project of the Memnosyne Institute, is hosting its first-ever fundraising 5K run. The inaugural Run for the Environment will be held Oct. 11, 2014 at Cedar Hill State Park.

The event will be timed on a measured course.  

We are seeking sponsors, volunteers, musicians and vendors.

Proceeds will support Green Source DFW and its mission to advance the environmental movement in North Texas. 

For more information, contact Phillip@GreenSourceDFW.org

Sat, 10/11/2014 (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

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.

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Sat, 10/11/2014 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Lake Highlands UMC
9015 Plano Rd McCree Rd. parking lot
Dallas, TX
United States

Accepting electronics, sporting goods, toys, multimedia, books and clothing. All accepted items. Sorry, no old TVs or old computer monitors (CRTs). There is no charge to drop off electronics or household items. 

New this year: a shred truck for on-site destruction of your documents! We are charging $5 per box of documents to offset the cost and to help send our youth on their next mission trip. 

Info: Cindy Engel at 214-348-6835 or cindita_e@yahoo.com

Recycling / Reuse
Sat, 10/11/2014 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
Biodiversity Ed Center
367 Freeport Pkwy
Coppell, TX
United States

Create a landscape that conserves water and saves money on your water bills, beautifies your home and local environment, attracts native butterflies, hummingbirds and other wildlife, andprevents/helps reduce storm water pollution. Class taught by horticulturist and author Carrie Dubberley.  Free. Info: CoppellCommunityGarden.org.

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Sat, 10/11/2014 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Sandbar Cantina & Grill
317 S Second Ave
Dallas, TX
United States

The North Texas Emerging Professionals offers local brews, networking and a little friendly competition. Individual: $25, Team: $250, Spectators: Free.

October 15, 2014

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Environmental Education Center
4116 W. Plano Parkway
Plano, TX
United States

Choosing Texas-friendly plants that are well-adapted to our area and weather conditions makes a big difference in the success of your landscape. Learn about soil preparation, which plants – groundcovers, shrubs, vines and perennials  work best in our clay soil and our North Central Texas climate. After the talk, join us for a stroll through our teaching garden to see the drought-tolerant, native plants up-close. Free.

If class is full, contact Gary Cocke at 972-769-4216 to be added to the wait list.