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.


April 30, 2015

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Hattie May Inn
712 May St
Ft Worth, TX
United States

Cooking classes hosted by vegetarian chef Laura Slayton at North Texas' only all-vegetarian B&B. All classes are hands-on. Participants will do the cooking. We will discuss the nutritional benefits, learn how to prepare the dishes, then, of course, eat what we make.

Topic:  What does clean food mean? How to select foods that are “clean.” We will prepare foods that are easy, quick and that are nutritional powerhouses.

$70/two classes; $40/one class

Info: Laura at LauraHSlayton@gmail.com or 609-712-1213 

Food Lifestyle
Thu, 04/30/2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center
17360 Coit Road Building C
Dallas, TX
United States

Shaded out? Do you have areas in your landscape where nothing grows because there is not enough sunlight? Come learn a new way to landscape for the shade. Plant list provided. Free. Register online.

May 01, 2015

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area
corner of Jones and Kealy Streets
Lewisville, TX
United States

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; this trip will fill up quickly. $25. Registration required: 972-219-3930 or Lisa.Cole@unt.edu

May 02, 2015

Sat, 05/02/2015 (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 Lifestyle
Sat, 05/02/2015 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
See locations below TX
United States

Texas Smartscape Plant Sales featuring native and adapted plants will be held in 22 cities between April 11 and Sept. 12. 

On May 2, sales will be held at the following garden centers:

The Home Depot, 2011 Keller Springs Rd, Carrollton, TX 75006

The Home Depot, 1725 N US Hwy 287, Mansfield, TX 76063

Ron's Organics, 1820 S Beltline Rd, Mesquite, TX 75181

The Home Depot, 6501 NE Loop 820, North Richland Hills, TX 76180

READ THE GREENSOURCE DFW ARTICLE

See complete list of events. 

See list of plants that will be available.

More information about native and adapted plants.

Sat, 05/02/2015 - 8:00am - 11:00am
Connemara Meadow Preserve
300 Tatum Rd
Allen, TX
United States

Bring binoculars and field guides if have them, and learn what to watch for in habits, characteristics and calls from Gailon and Rodney, both with Prairie and Timbers Audubon Society. Can expect about 30+ species. All ages welcome. Free.

Sat, 05/02/2015 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center
17360 Coit Road
Dallas, TX
United States

Water slower, deeper and more efficient with every drop. Convert your spray heads and watch your sprinkler system save you money from our hands on drip conversion class. You will 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.

Make a reservation Space is limited. Register online at SaveDallasWater.com or by calling 214-670-3155.

Workshop sponsored by city of Dallas Water Conservation and Texas A&M AgriLife Research.

Sat, 05/02/2015 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Redenta's
5111 W Arkansas Ln
Arlington , TX
United States

The Native Plant Society's North Central Chapter hosts this Native Plant Sale featuring organically grown plants by members of the Chapter. Info: josephine@texasstar.org


Gardening
Sat, 05/02/2015 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
Bath House Cultural Center @ White Rock Lake
521 E. Lawther Dr
Dallas, TX
United States

Free family event that focuses on Texas flora and fauna and the use of native plants with activities for children, along with experts on birds, snakes, bugs and plants. There will be 30 demonstration and information outreach booths, 30-minute wildflower and prairie walks beginning at 10:30 a.m., and a series of speakers giving short talks/lectures of 25 minutes each on the hour and half-hour starting at 10:30 a.m.

Additionally, there will be a raffle with gifts provided by some of the event sponsors, which include Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Balancing Energy Yoga, Elliott’s Hardware, Gecko Hardware, Pariveda Solutions, Rain Fresh Water, Texas Discovery Gardens, Whole Earth Provision Company and Whole Foods Market – Park Lane. Others sponsors contributing to the raffle are:  REI, Rohdes Nursery, North Haven Gardens, Nothing Bundt Cake, Good2Go Taco. Raffle tickets: $1 or $5/7 tickets.

Sat, 05/02/2015 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
Bear Creek Ranch
2701 Bear Creek Rd
Aledo, TX
United States

Enjoy the sale, buy or swap or just enjoy the wildflowers on this organic ranch and visiting with fellow Sierrans. 

The sale is good for those who want to sell their old equipment and upgrade or beginners looking for some inexpensive items. 

Bring your equipment for sale with a price tag at 10 a.m. There is plenty of room to set up tents, display boats, bicycles, etc.  Tables and chairs will be furnished. 

Bring a picnic lunch. Drinks furnished. There is a kitchen and plenty of restrooms and a large patio for shade.

Info and RSVP: nancymcvean@gmail.com, 817-596-5209

The ranch is managed by the Dixon Water Foundation, dixonwater.org/ranches/bearcreekunit

Watch for the Sierra Club signs at the entrance to the ranch.

May 05, 2015

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff
3839 W. Kiest Blvd
Dallas, TX
United States

Born to Be Wild documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them.

The documentary Protecting The Amazon Rainforest looks at the Kayapó of Brazil in their attempts to protect this important habitat.  

Audience discussion follows.

 Free. Info: JudAnnWat@sbcglobal.net. 

May 08, 2015

Fri, 05/08/2015 (Ongoing) - Sun, 05/10/2015 (Ongoing)
Ridgmar Mall
1888 Green Oaks Rd
Ft Worth, TX
United States

The Fort Worth Cactus and Succulent Society's 32nd Annual Spring Show and Sale will be held May 8-10 in the Macy's Court during regular mall hours. There will thousands of plants for sale from multiple vendors, including rare and unusual cacti and succulents. Plus members can answer questions about growing cacti.

Friday: 10am-9pm 

Saturday: 10am-9pm 

Sunday: Noon-6pm 

Info: FWCactus@gmail.com

Gardening

May 09, 2015

Sat, 05/09/2015 (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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Film Food Gardening Lifestyle
Sat, 05/09/2015 - 7:30am - 12:00pm
Fort Worth Nature Center
9601 Fossil Ridge Road
Ft Worth, TX
United States

Onsite registration at 7 a.m. Race starts at 8:30 a.m. 

1 Mile or 5K Fun-Run/Walk

5K Chip-Timed Run (USATF Certified Course)

Individuals, groups, families, dogs and baby strollers are welcome.

Enjoy live country music, activities for children and great food.

All registrants (except dogs, of course) are eligible to win door prizes valued at more than $5,000! – Must be present to win

Families, groups and schools enjoy reduced fees

The first 750 humans registered will receive a Buffalo Boogie T-shirt

Registered dogs receive a bandanna

No gate fees during the Boogie

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 8:00am - 11:00am
Home Depot
2610 Fort Worth Ave
Dallas, TX
United States

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

For more information, go to dontwastetoday.com or call 214-670-4475.

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

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
See locations on website Denton, TX
United States

“In-Town Gardens” is the theme of the 2015 Denton County Master Gardener Association Spring Garden Tour.

Five beautiful private gardens inside the Denton city limits are included on this year’s tour, which raises funds for horticultural education programs. Veteran Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions and point out interesting characteristics of each landscape.

Garden Tour tickets are $10 per person and are available from Master Gardeners, local nurseries and online at www.dcmga.com. Children under 12 are admitted free. Admission to a single garden is $5 at the gate.

“In-Town Gardens” is the theme of the 2015 Denton County Master Gardener Association Spring Garden Tour.

Five beautiful private gardens inside the Denton city limits are included on this year’s tour, which raises funds for horticultural education programs. Veteran Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions and point out interesting characteristics of each landscape.

Garden Tour tickets are $10 per person and are available from Master Gardeners, local nurseries and online at www.dcmga.com. Children under 12 are admitted free. Admission to a single garden is $5 at the gate.

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Twelve Hills Nature Center
817 Mary Cliff Drive
Dallas, TX
United States

Come see... an owl! ...some cool bugs! ...spring wildflowers! ...butterflies! ...lots more nature!

Enjoy a celebration of the great outdoors at Twelve Hills Nature Center. North Texas Master Naturalists and Rogers Wildlife will be on hand to share information about our local flora and fauna. We'll also be recognizing the 2015 Rosemont Elementary School Nature Leaders. 

This event is open to the public. Children are welcome but please leave your pets at home. (Cancelled if raining.) 

Free. Info:  Linda Donnelly at twelvehillsnaturecenter@gmail.com

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
221 E Irving Blvd
Irving, TX
United States

Kick off Bike to Work Week by attending Irving’s Annual Bicycle Fest at its new location.

Join in the activities with a group ride, Kids Bicycle Safety Rodeo, visit with vendors that specialize in bicycling information and equipment, receive an “on-the-spot” bike check and see unique cycling groups and more.

Performing at the 2015 Bike Fest:

Don’t miss Boxcar Bandits, a musical group that melds bluegrass, old-time, western swing and country with the sounds of string band instruments to create their signature Skunkgrass sound.

Free.

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Midway Hills Christian Church
11001 Midway Rd
Dallas, TX
United States

Presenter: Dr. Lehman Marks, Ed.D., Founder of the Solar Car Challenge

The Solar Car Challenge Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that encourages high schools and high school students to design, build, and race totally solar powered cars each year. Founded by Dr. Marks in 1993, the event draws more than 65 high schools in more than 20 states and several foreign countries.

 This is an impressive program with more than 20 years of history, struggles, growth and success. Learn about this program, the people and the remarkable students involved.

 

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
White Rock United Methodist Church
1450 Oldgate Lane
Dallas, TX
United States

Dallas Interfaith Power & Light presents the Dallas Premiere of The Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism & Community.

The 56-minute film accepts the consensus of scientists that climate change has already arrived, and asks—what is keeping us from action? In discussions with thought leaders and activists, The Wisdom to Survive explores how unlimited growth lies behind climate disruption and is devastating our planet’s life support system, our social fabric and the lives of billions of people. 

The film features Bill McKibben (350.org), Buddhist author Joanna Macy, whale scientist Roger Payne, Herschelle Milford (Surplus People Project), Quincy Saul (Ecosocialist Horizons) and more. They provide insights, answers and hope. What becomes clear is, we already have the tools we need to change our economy and lifestyle. Our attention must focus on taking action and building community.

Discussion follows with co-director John Ankele, Texas Audubon conservation biologist Dr. Tania Homayoun and Yaira Robinson of Texas Interfaith Power & Light. Anna Clark of EarthPeople will moderate. A reception follows.

The screening is free, but donations will be accepted. To reserve space or watch the film’s trailer, visit Brown Paper Tickets: http://wisdomtosurvivedallas.bpt.me.

Info: Angela Alston, 718-407-0670, angela at mocamedia.tv