What’s happening in and around Dallas / Fort Worth? If it’s green or it involves the outdoors, it’s listed here!
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February 19, 2014
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
April 16, 2014
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
• Small and Large Scale Residential Collection Systems (55 to 2,000 gallon)
• Irrigating with collected rainwater – with or without a pump
• 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
• 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
April 18, 2014
Celebrate Urban Organic Hair Designs' new location. The salon specializes in a natural approach to hair color and haircare.
April 19, 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
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
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5-7K group walk to see the bluebonnets at Cedar Ridge Preserve.
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, email@example.com
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.
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.
April 21, 2014
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-321-4988.
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
Food, music, demonstrations and expo. Free.
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.
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.
April 23, 2014
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.
April 24, 2014
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 email@example.com or 817-459-6628.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 682-465-0021.
April 25, 2014
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
Annual eco-festival featuring green vendors, children's activities, festival food, live music and wildflower walks. Free.