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.


May 21, 2015

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 7:30pm - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:30pm
Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Rd
Dallas, TX
United States

All concerts are held on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn. Entertainment includes rock, disco, patriotic and tribute bands. See website for complete list of concerts. $10-$27.

May 22, 2015

Fri, 05/22/2015 (Ongoing) - Sun, 07/12/2015 (Ongoing)
Levitt Pavilion
505 E Border St
Arlington , TX
United States

50 free concerts in outdoor venue, featuring variety of musical acts. See website for complete schedule. 

June 05, 2015

Fri, 06/05/2015 (Ongoing) - Sun, 07/05/2015 (Ongoing)
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
Ft Worth, TX
United States

Enjoy live music, fireworks and refreshments at the Gardens during the concert series. Entertainment includes rock, country, classical, jazz and tribute bands. See website for list of concerts. Tickets: $25-$65. Parking: $5-$25.

June 14, 2015

Sun, 06/14/2015 (Ongoing) - Sun, 08/16/2015 (Ongoing)
Fort Worth & Surrounding Cities (See below) TX
United States

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas and the Fort Worth Water Department are partnering to sponsor the third annual EcoScape residential summer landscape contest to find the homeowner with the most creative, attractive, and water efficient lawn in the area. The contest runs from June 14, 2015 to August 16, 2015 and will be judged on three key criteria:

1.     Design – aesthetic appeal; composition; use of color and plant variety;

2.     Water Conservation – efficient irrigation/water use; use of non-vegetative materials such as fences, walls, walks, etc.; use of native and/or adapted plants; reduced turf area; and use of mulches; and

3.     Appropriate Maintenance – healthy landscape, no weeds; plants pruned as appropriate.

This is an effort to raise awareness of wasteful water usage and to challenge area homeowners to create water efficient landscape to reduce water consumption. It is estimated that half of the total household water use during the summer months goes to landscapes.

Residents with 1,000-square-foot (or larger) front yards are eligible and are invited to submit their water efficient yards that use native/adaptive plants and mix according to color, aesthetic appeal, and plant variety.

The EcoScape Contest is open to residential landscapes within Fort Worth city limits and Fort Worth’s wholesale customer cities, including Aledo, Bethesda Water Supply Corp., Burleson, Crowley, Dalworthington Gardens, Edgecliff Village, Everman, Forest Hill, Grand Prairie, Haltom City, Haslet, Hurst, Keller, Kennedale, Lake Worth, Northlake, North Richland Hills, Richland Hills, Roanoke, Saginaw, Southlake, Trophy Club Municipal Utility District, Westlake, Westover Hills, Westworth Village and White Settlement.

Applications are available online at the City of Fort Worth Water web site (http://fortworthtexas.gov/EcoScape/).

July 03, 2015

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 9:00am - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 5:00pm
Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Rd
Dallas, TX
United States

In celebration of our nation’s independence, active and retired members of armed services will receive free admission on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, and everyone will enjoy patriotic music and flags throughout the garden. $10-$15. 

July 04, 2015

Sat, 07/04/2015 (Ongoing)
See the 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://edensorganicgardencenter.com

Four Seasons Market, Richardson: http://www.fourseasonsmarkets.com

Good Local Markets (formerly White Rock Local Market), three locations in Dallas: http://www.goodlocalmarket.org

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

 

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 

 

GRAYSON COUNTY

Denison Farmers Market: www.downtowndenisonfarmersmarket.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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Food Gardening
Sat, 07/04/2015 - 10:00am - 7:00pm
Texas Discovery Gardens
3601 MLK Jr. Blvd.
Dallas, TX
United States

Stop in at the Texas Discovery Gardens during this park-wide July 4th celebration. Special low-price admission, with crafts and activities all day. Open until 7 pm. $2.

July 07, 2015

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
REI
5929 E NW Hwy
Dallas, TX
United States

Hammocks are a versatile companion for any outdoor adventure, but sometimes levitation has a learning curve. Learn some tips and tricks that will have you flying in no time. Free.

Lifestyle
Tue, 07/07/2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff
3839 W. Kiest Blvd
Dallas, TX
United States

Frank Capra directed this 1939 American political comedy-drama film, starring James Stewart and Jean Arthur, about one man's effect on American politics. 

Junior Senator Smith comes up with a bill to authorize a federal government loan to buy some land in his home state for a national boys' camp, to be paid back by youngsters across America. Donations pour in immediately. However, the proposed campsite is already part of a dam-building graft scheme included in an appropriations bill. Free.

July 09, 2015

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center
17360 Coit Road WaterSense Labeled Home
Dallas, TX
United States

The city is full of food ripe for the picking. Learn how to identify (and legally acquire) more traditional foods like edible fruits, nuts and naturalized vegetables, as well as wild edibles, edible flowers and even edible weeds that are well adapted to our extreme climate and commonly found in North Texas neighborhoods. Bring a hat, a camera and wear your walking shoes. Plant list provided. Free.

Info: Daniel.Cunningham@ag.tamu.edu

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
REI
5929 E NW Hwy
Dallas, TX
United States

Participants will leave with an understanding of the different types of climbing, what gear is necessary and the basics on how to get started. Note: this is an informational class, not an "on-the-wall" climbing session. Free.

July 10, 2015

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Karin & Michael Cagle
2618 Fifth Ave
Fort Worth, TX
United States

See Denton's Frackettes live. Celebrating Lon Burnam's 60th birthday and benefitting environmental activism. $20.

July 11, 2015

Sat, 07/11/2015 (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://edensorganicgardencenter.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 

 

GRAYSON COUNTY

Denison Farmers Market: www.downtowndenisonfarmersmarket.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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Food Gardening
Sat, 07/11/2015 - 8:00am - 11:00am
DFW Distribution
3662 W Camp Wisdom Rd
Dallas, TX
United States
Phone: 214-670-4475

The BOPA mobile will accept ONLY the following items: BATTERIES, OIL/OIL FILTERS, LATEX PAINT and  ANTIFREEZE

Containers larger than 5 gallons will NOT be accepted.
No more than 50 pounds of batteries can be dropped off per day.
No more than 25 gallons of latex paint, oil or antifreeze can be dropped off per day.

This service is made possible by:
County of Dallas, City of Dallas, Cities of the Dallas Area, and the Household Hazardous Waste Network

FREE to residents of the following cities and areas: 

(Please bring driver’s license and a utility bill as proof of residence.)

Addison, Dallas, De Soto, Duncanville, Farmers Branch, Garland, Highland Park, Irving, Mesquite, Richardson, Rowlett, Sachse, Seagoville, Sunnyvale, University Park, Unincorporated Dallas County

Recycling / Reuse
Sat, 07/11/2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Midway Hills Christian Church
11001 Midway Rd
Dallas, TX
United States

Meetings are free and open to the public.

July 13, 2015

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Westside Presbyterian Church
8700 Chapin Road
Ft Worth, TX
United States

Bumble bees are important pollinators in both natural and agricultural systems. Unfortunately, they are declining worldwide; in Texas, five of our eight documented species have experienced range reductions in other parts of the United States. This program will include information on the natural history of bumble bees, identification of common species in north Texas, ongoing research at the University of North Texas, and ways that individuals can help to conserve these vital resources.

Speaker Bio: Jessica Beckham is currently a Ph.D candidate in environmental science at the University of North Texas. Her research involves an interdisciplinary approach to studying the bumble bees of this great state. She is broadly interested in conserving these native pollinators and finding ways that humans and bumble bees may coexist in an increasingly urbanized world. Her current projects involve evaluating the presence and persistence of bumble bees across northeast Texas and studying the use of urban green spaces by bumble bees in Denton County.

July 14, 2015

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Brookhaven College
3939 Valley View Lane Bldg H
Farmers Branch, TX
United States

You may have childhood memories of exploring woods and creeks, building tree houses or sleeping outside under the stars – experiences enriched with smells, tastes, sounds and textures. Our disconnect from nature was dubbed nature deficit disorder by Last Child in the Woods author Richard Louv, founder of the New Nature Movement. Many global efforts are underway to reconnect children and adults with nature.  This meeting will connect you to resources that pull adventurers into the natural world.

Dark Skies Awareness

Learn to use the free International Dark Skies Association (IDA) GLOBE at Night program as a reminder to simply look up at the night sky! In most cities, inefficient public lighting wastes energy and hides the stars with light pollution. IDA mounts global efforts to preserve our view of the Milky Way, and fights impacts of light pollution on human and wildlife communities.  Support IDA by uploading your nighttime observations.

Geocaching

You’ll receive simple instructions from geocache.com to facilitate nature based play stops on road trips, and a guide to earthcache.org to prepare for the Dallas Sierra Club’s summer trip to the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. The Perot Museum supported Nature Rocks website can help you plan your next DFW adventure.

Presenter Heather Foote is founder of Prairie Keepers.org. A professional science educator, she designs stealth learning games and hikes. She is a board member of the Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area and the Keller Farmers Market, and a founding member of the Fort Worth Native Prairies Association of Texas. Heather is Speakers Bureau Chair for Children in Nature Network - North Texas.

Free. Info: KirkMiller@DallasSierraClub.org.

Directions: http://www.dallassierraclub.org/page.htm?generalmeeting

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
REI
5929 E NW Hwy
Farmers Branch, TX
United States

Routine bike maintenance keeps you riding smoothly and prolongs the life of your bike. Join us for this introductory class to help you take care of your bike. Free.

Bicycling

July 18, 2015

Sat, 07/18/2015 (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://edensorganicgardencenter.com

Four Seasons Market, Richardson: http://www.fourseasonsmarkets.com

Good Local Markets (formerly White Rock Local Market), three locations in Dallas: http://www.goodlocalmarket.org

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

 

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 

 

GRAYSON COUNTY

Denison Farmers Market: www.downtowndenisonfarmersmarket.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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Food Gardening

July 20, 2015

Mon, 07/20/2015 (Ongoing) - Thu, 07/23/2015 (Ongoing)
Texas Motor Speedway
3545 Lone Star Circle
Ft Worth, TX
United States

Annual contest for high school students from the U.S. & Canada.

The Solar Car Challenge was established in 1993 to help motivate students in science and engineering, and to increase alternative energy awareness. The Challenge teaches high school students around the world how to build roadworthy solar cars. 

On alternating years, teams race around the world-famous Texas Motor Speedway or drive cross-country to share their projects with millions of people.

Energy