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.


February 19, 2014

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 9:00am - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 4:00pm
Locations vary Ft Worth, TX
United States

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 forestry@fortworthtexas.gov

April 16, 2014

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 8:30am - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 4:15pm
The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension
17360 Coit Road
Dallas, TX 75252
United States
Phone: 972-952-9688

Rainwater harvesting is a viable alternative water source for your landscape, garden, livestock, firefighting and both indoor non-potable and potable uses. Rainwater University will have presentations and hand on training from rainwater harvesting experts from around the country. From constructing a 55-gallon rain barrel or small home system; designing and installing large commercial rainwater collection systems above and below ground; understanding how to irrigate from your cistern. This event has it all. Sign up for one day or all three, daily topics out- lined below at http;//dallas.tamu.edu

April 16
• Small and Large Scale Residential Collection Systems (55 to 2,000 gallon)
• Irrigating with collected rainwater – with or without a pump

April 17
• Large Scale Commercial Systems (10,000 gallons +)
• Underground and Above Ground Collection Systems
• Non-potable and Potable Uses of Rainwater
• Installing an Irrigations System from your Rainwater Harvesting System

April 18
• Low Impact Development – Green Roofs and Rain Gardens
• Stormwater Protection
• LEED credits for Water Conservation
• EPA WaterSense Program

Cost $75 per day, includes program materials and lunch

Dotty Woodson, Ed. D.
Extension Program Specialist- Water Resources

Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Dallas Research and Extension Center
17360 Coit Road
Dallas, TX 75252
Phone: 972-952-9688
FAX: 972-952-9216
d-woodson@tamu.edu

April 18, 2014

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Urban Organic Hair Designs
7101 E. Lancaster
Ft Worth, TX
United States

Celebrate Urban Organic Hair Designs' new location. The salon specializes in a natural approach to hair color and haircare.

 

April 19, 2014

Sat, 04/19/2014 (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

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.

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Food Gardening Lifestyle
Sat, 04/19/2014 - 8:00am - 11:00am
Cedar Ridge Preserve
7171 Mt Creek Pkwy
Dallas, TX
United States

5-7K group walk to see the bluebonnets at Cedar Ridge Preserve. 

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
TXU Energy Urban Tree Farm & Education Center
12800 Abrams Road
Dallas, TX
United States

Volunteers needed the third Saturday of each month (except June, July, August & December) to help plant, mulch and weed nursery trees. Wear closed toe shoes, a hat and sunscreen. Water, safety glasses tools provided. 

Info: Tyler Wright, tyler@texastreesfoundation.org

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Our Savior Community Garden
1616 N Jim Miller Rd
Dallas, TX
United States

Visitors come to tour the gardens and purchase herbs, flowers and vegetables. The funds raised help support Gardeners in Community Development’s projects, which include gardens that donate freshly harvested produce to food pantries, gardening educational programs for children and adults, regional community gardening training, and neighborhood beautification and involvement. Free.

Info: Don Lambert at 972-231-3565.

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Dutch Branch Park
1899 Winscott Road Behind the YMCA
Benbrook, TX
United States

Eco-friendly fest will feature children's activities, educational displays, speakers covering topics such as xeriscaping, water conservation, recycling and healthy living. 

Free. Info: Patty Bissey, 817-249-6087 or PBissey@Benbrook-tx.gov.

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April 21, 2014

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Cedar Hill Goverment Center
285 Uptown Blvd
Cedar Hill, TX
United States

The city hosts the family friendly celebration at the Government Center. Includes a self-guided video tour of sustainable exhibits that event-goers can access via QR codes, tree planting, recyclable crafts, green booths, face painting and entertainment.  

April 22, 2014

Tue, 04/22/2014 (Ongoing)
Worldwide TX
United States
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Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Public Health
1101 S Main St
Ft Worth, TX
United States

There will be The Lunch Box and Easy Slider food trucks as well as educational and fun activities the whole family can enjoy. 

Info: Rebecca Grassl-Petersen, rlpetersen@tarrantcounty.com or 817-321-4988.

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Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Tarrant County College | Northwest Campus
4801 Marine Creek Pkwy
Ft Worth, TX
United States

Earth Day celebrations featuring activities, airbrush tatoo artist, contests and food. 

In addition speakers will offer programs prior to the fest at the Student Center, WSTU 1303:

9:30 am - Easy Butterfly Gardening 

10 am - Big Time Into Small Things

10:30 am - Why We Do What We Do

Free.

Info: Joan Shriver at 817-515-7242 or Joan.Shriver@TCCD.edu or June Relyea at 817-515-7060 or June.Relyea@TCCD.edu.

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Tue, 04/22/2014 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm
University of North Texas
UNT Library Mall
Denton, TX
United States

Food, music, demonstrations and expo. Free.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
100 S Central Expy Richardson
TX
United States

The film Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time highlights Leopold’s extraordinary career, tracing how he shaped and influenced the modern environmental movement.

Tickets include 1 drink for the bar, appetizers, admission and talk following. Proceeds benefit the Connemara Conservancy. $25.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Urban Acres
1605 N Beckley Ave
Dallas, TX
United States

This class will cover the basic principals and techniques behind lacto-fermentation. Miriana will show you exactly how to
make an easy sauerkraut recipe using seasonal, organic ingredients.

Hands-on class, limited to 10 students.

- instructions guide
- take home a 1/2 gallon jar of your own newly-started kraut ferment

$55. Preregistration required.

Food Gardening Lifestyle

April 23, 2014

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Urban Acres
1605 N Beckley Ave
Dallas, TX
United States

Dallas-based Holistic health coach Kim Wilson Pollock will demonstrate simple and convenient ways to easily incorporate more fresh fruits and vegetables into your daily diet. You will sample and enjoy beverages prepared with high-quality, 100 percent organic ingredients.

Demonstration with samples; class size limited to 15 students.

- Organic ingredients
- Take-home gift

$55. Preregistration required.

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April 24, 2014

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Lake Arlington Branch Library
4000 W. Green Oaks Blvd.
Arlington , TX
United States

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 dustan.compton@arlingtontx.gov or 817-459-6628.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church
1959 Sandy Lane
Ft Worth, TX
United States

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 administrator@firstjefferson.org or 682-465-0021.

READ MORE: http://greensourcedfw.org/articles/film-follows-texans-journey-dc-climat...

April 25, 2014

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Tarrant County College | Southeast Campus
2100 Southeast Pkwy Front lawn
Arlington , TX
United States

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.

April 26, 2014

Sat, 04/26/2014 (Ongoing)
Tandy Hills Natural Area
3400 View St
Ft Worth, TX
United States

Annual eco-festival featuring green vendors, children's activities, festival food, live music and wildflower walks. Free.